Tuesday, March 26, 2013

More iPastels

If you enjoy creating art on your iPad, I highly recommend iPastels. I use it with my Bamboo stylus and I'm having so much fun with it. The image quality is only for small format printing, but if you're looking to make something like a 4x6 or 5x7, this is prefect. Here are two more pears I drew using the app.

Friday, March 22, 2013

More Fun With iPastels

I'm having so much fun with the iPastels app on my iPad2. There's a pretty short learning curve allowing me to draw fairly decent pictures rather easily. Here are my next two creations I drew by looking at photographs of pears.
Pear #2

Pear #3
Now if I could only figure out why my real pastel drawings don't look this good. I think it's the 'back' button and erase feature. :) I can't wait to do more!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New App - iPastels

So I saw somewhere on Pinterest (where I tend to see everything creative) about an app for my iPad called iPastels. Since I've been doing a lot of pastels, I thought I'd try it. The app is free, so how can you go wrong?

Screen shot of the program.
The app is really easy to use, nothing fancy, just size, hardness, and color with some smudging features, which is pretty much all I use in my regular pastels, so perfect for a beginner like me. Here's the first one I created.
Pretty Dress
Here's the second drawing I did.
Blue Flip Flops
And here's the third one I did. I was starting to get tired, so there's a lot less detail and the hairline is all messed up.
The Running Girl
Anyway, I like that this is on my iPad because that makes this tool very portable without lugging around paper, pastels, gloves, etc.

Monday, March 18, 2013

My Pastel Drawings

I certainly have a lot to learn, but I'm just having so much fun with soft pastels.

 I did this calla lily during my first pastel class. It was a free class at the library, imagine that?

I drew this one almost as soon as I got home from a photograph I took at a botanical garden.

 This was drawn from a photograph I took at an arboretum in Arizona.

 These two I drew from photographs on the web.

This one I drew during an art class at the MFA. Great class and great teacher.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fun With Photos

Going from these two photographs, I had a lot of fun creating the drawings. One is a trace, one is a sketch, one is a pastel, and one is pen and ink. It's pretty cool how many different drawings you can make from just a few photographs.