digital art

A Note in November

The Rhythm of Transcendence

The Rhythm of Transcendence

It's been thrilling to see students find their inner artists and take creative flight and I'm finding myself slowly landing after the excitement and work around my new Online Courses and Workshops. Turning inward, planning for the new year and making space and time. 

I'm sinking into painting and making video. Exploring fusion. Motion. Visual rhythm. Painting on my iPad. Photo. Print. Add motion. Paint again with acrylics. Merging, blending, experimenting...

It's incredibly exciting and I marvel at the exceptional apps that are so easy to use through touchscreen technology. Putting cutting-edge creative tools that are simple to use, literally in everyone's pocket! This is an exciting time for dreamers and creators! 

An Inkling of the Future for Artists

Wacom Inkling

Wacom Inkling

Wacom's Inkling is a digital pen that captures your sketch from paper. Recording your strokes and transferring your sketch digitally for further editing on your computer. The Inkling has a pressure sensitive ballpoint tip and can create layered sketches.

It's exciting to see new technology unfold, bringing tools that bridge the gap between traditional, freehand sketching and digital input with a mouse or tablet. Both the iPad with its finger-painting and the Inkling give artists the tools to interact more directly with their devices, removing the clunky layer between your hand and your canvas.

A special thank you to my friend, artist Jamie Berry, who brought the Inkling to my attention. 

Wacom Inkling

Wacom Inkling

Digital Painting With Natural Media

Black boots and Italian basketweave scarf.

Black boots and Italian basketweave scarf.

Autumn. Boots and scarf and hat and gloves. Shiny street, wet from the rain, sometimes black with a little purple or blue.

My head is still spinning from this week’s adventure with natural media software, Painter 11. The way the paints interact with each other and the canvas, the texture and detail is mind blowing! Exploring the brushes, markers, chalk, pastels, watercolor and oil, just to mention a few, and if this isn’t enough you can make your own brushes with the RealBristle tool. You can control the width of brush strokes by the tilt of your pen, just like when you use a real, traditional brush! It’s amazing... You can decide to leave a layer of digital watercolor in wet mode, so that it’s still wet when you continue, whether you continue working on your painting a month or a day later! It’s like having access to all the natural media you can imagine, without having to take it out of storage, wash the brushes or deal with the toxins, mess and expenses! There’s a free demo of Painter that you can download to give it a trial run.

iPhone photography: red leaves and berries

iPhone photography: red leaves and berries

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