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Title: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 05, 2014, 02:15:03 AM
I want to share a limited* amount of what I've been learning about 'Digital Art'. I'll post here, where we can share some knowledge, tips & experiences of this media (if that's ok with Dennis & Nolan).

I've briefly looked at a few apps (applications software) to use on the iPad. Conflicting feedback reviews and advantages/disadvantages for the many apps available make it a daunting task to narrow down good ones. I've managed to select a few that fit with quality, ease of use, cost considerations and, exporting final work.
I'll just give a superficial overview so that I can get down to explaining/demoing the use. 
For now I'll talk about Procreate:
This app seems to be very popular with many people including professional. It's very good value and easy to use (for basic drawing) but has the ability for advanced use as people progress.

I'll post more later today after seeing if this is an area of interest and, whether people would like more info. Obviously, Paint Basket is a business not just for freebies! so, I'd be thinking on the lines of 'project lessons' via Paint Basket later on (that's why I put 'share limited'* at the beginning!).
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Happychappy on January 05, 2014, 05:30:17 AM
 :thankyou:  Tony, I know  'feathers' about digital art and what its capabilities are but I am always eager to learn so anything you are able to share with us would be welcomed.  Many thanks, Patricia
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 05, 2014, 09:10:35 AM
Just what I need, another art medium  :sweat: ::)   But I'm with ya, Tony, bring it on!!!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: jennylynn on January 05, 2014, 09:36:13 AM
I'm with patricia and Lillian bring it on  O0   don't know if I'll be any good at it mind you but always willing to learn  :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 05, 2014, 10:59:34 AM
Thanks for the replies Patricia, Lillian and Jennylynn  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


I'll post info on digital art and why it's an interesting concept to have in your artistic tool bag soon.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Happychappy on January 06, 2014, 07:32:08 AM
 :thankyou:  Tony.  Patricia
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 08, 2014, 02:28:01 AM
'Digital Art'. Sharing some info, hints & tips:

There are a number of computer software options for Digital Art as well as apps (applications software) for tablets (iPad, Chrome Book, etc.). They range in functionality, price and quality. They're are used by newbies to professionals in the fields of art, from Graphic Designers, Illustrators to Photographers and Hobbyists.
Choosing a software to buy only comes after learning what 'Digital Art' is and how it may serve ones artistic requirements. Although cost is a major factor in deciding to purchase software, so is the ability to be able to learn how to use it! A good manual is okay but, physical demonstrations via video tutorials in a step-by-step process is far better to encourage. So, I've narrowed down a few suggestions based on these prerequisites, apart from video tutorials that are not available in great numbers yet.
Of course, we need a digital Notebook/Tablet like a iPad to use the application software I'm suggesting: 'Procreate' available from iTunes quite cheap at £3.99.
Here are the details. You have to open your iTunes to purchase. Just click where it says 'open in iTunes' on the left:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/procreate-sketch-paint-create./id425073498?mt=8 (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/procreate-sketch-paint-create./id425073498?mt=8)


I'll post more soon...





Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2014, 05:31:10 AM
 O0    :thankyou:  Tony!  More please! 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 08, 2014, 12:33:25 PM
Ok Lillian!  ;)
Once you've purchased Procreate (or any other app) and downloaded it, you have a few options for learning it.
With the app 'Procreate', used on the iPad, there is a manual you can read about the functions for using it. This manual is readable by going to the help settings and downloading if it free to your iBooks library or, viewing it as a PDF (Portable Document Format).
I prefer video tutorials but, there weren't many on Youtube that taught beginners how to use this app. I'm sure there will be in the not too distant future.
Anyway, this Digital Art has a language all of it's own! A parlance of terms totally foreign to me! I had to Google many words to determine meanings. As you should expect if you enter this realm. There are other software users familiar with these words who use PS (Photo Shop) or other apps like iDraw. But, it takes time to learn.


I used to think of digital as not really art in the sense of painting but, my opinion has certainly changed. As might yours once you add this option to your tool bag.
The advantages and disadvantages will become apparent as we delve into the info. Of course it must be remembered that, digital works in combination with traditional art too and, it requires the primary skills base of
theory as other forms of art like illustration, photography, etc.


Before I share some of what I've been playing round with, I'll just mention styluses and 'brushes'. The iPad screen responds to heat but is NOT pressure sensitive. It responds to capacitive styluses. Styluses have a rubber type capacitive tip and, sometimes also have retractable capacitive 'brush' fibres on the other end.  I recently bought a stylus for £15 (approx $28). I've posted a 15 sec video to show 'ya (recorded in 720 HD on my Samsung Galaxy Gear Watch!).
(You can also just use your fingers without buying a stylus too!):

Digital Art Stylus Paintbrush Recorded On Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifo3Y_i8WmY#ws)

More soon...
 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 08, 2014, 02:54:05 PM
Ah-ha!!!  Downloading the Manual would be a splendid idea!  I didn't know I could do that, but I'll try.  If I can't, I have a girlfriend who has helped me a bit to get started with my Apple laptop and iPad. 


Actually, I'm amazed at what I've managed to do on my own so far.  These things are very user friendly.  I just seem to run into a tech snag now and then.   :tickedoff:


Keep the info coming.  I'm about to get real busy at the college until before Easter, but I'll come back and start this thread from the beginning. 


I'm sure others are keen on learning digital art.


You're a fantastic teacher!     :twothumbs:  ...so great of you to share your digital art journey with us!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 09, 2014, 06:40:28 AM
Lillian, I'm always learning new ways with technology too! It's ever changing nature makes things near obselete in just a few years but for good improvements usually.


With this Digital Art, I want to give a quick tip on how you and others can save money if you want to use what's known as a 'Smudge Guard Glove'. These cover your little fingers and side of palm so that the touch screen doesn't react to movement of these parts of your hand. They retail around from £15 ($26) to £30 ($48) on Amazon! But you can make one simply with a cheap cotton glove! Like I show in this video:


 Make Your Own iPad Smudge Guard Glove (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iulPGQUvk4g#ws)


Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 09, 2014, 06:48:52 AM
 8) :thankyou: Tony!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 13, 2014, 01:20:20 PM
I'm still gathering information and correcting misunderstood areas on digital art. For example, I thought the iPad was pressure sensitive when in fact in is NOT! I've also been reading more on different types of styluses that give pressure sensitivity that the iPad lacks. These are fairly expensive and require careful considerations before purchasing, eg, is it compatible and, if it works by radio signal or high frequency noise (yep, that's right, noise!), could they be affected by your environment. There's also issues with stylus tip noise (tapping on screen when using) and fragility.
I'd assumed the iPad to be the best for digital art, esp the Retina iPad 3 or above. I was incorrect! Although it's good, it's not as good as a dedicated desktop device or some tablets!
An area I've also been learning from is the type of drawing or painting you do and what apps is best. This is far more important than I'd realised. Basically, if you paint (digitally) on the Procreate app on the iPad, it's in pixels and you can only scale the image up so far before it becomes pixelated and distorting. Whereas, if you want to be able to scale up a image, create it on the app 'iDraw', this is then created in what's called a 'vector'. This allows you to scale that drawing to any size because it's based of mathematics!
Putting aside these technical put-offs, I'll set too on some doodling and share it soon...

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 13, 2014, 04:21:20 PM
Whew!  :sweat:   I suppose it will be easier once you get your head around all this techie stuff. Interesting, what a learning curve you're on!  :faint: Look forward to your 'doodles'.  O0
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 14, 2014, 12:26:59 PM
Whew!  :sweat:   I suppose it will be easier once you get your head around all this techie stuff. Interesting, what a learning curve you're on!  :faint: Look forward to your 'doodles'.  O0


Yeah Val, my head is spinning!  :D :confused:
I've managed to clarify more areas today and I'm getting confident enough to trial a picture to share. (I did do that Dinosaur T-Rex image but, that didn't use many skills). I think I'm going to do a simple Lighthouse picture then paint it to test my memory of the digital application processes. I'm looking forward to it because in lots of ways, I've gone backwards in adopting this new method. Backwards in respect of learning a new media.
I'm sticking to it because I see the many benefits of this media and, I want to use it for those projects I'd intended to do in traditional media.
 ;)

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 14, 2014, 12:40:15 PM
Good on you Tony.  O0 Look forward to seeing it....... just one thing. I sincerely hope you won't be giving up completely ont the 'traditional' methods. You're just too good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 15, 2014, 12:16:48 PM
Good on you Tony.  O0 Look forward to seeing it....... just one thing. I sincerely hope you won't be giving up completely ont the 'traditional' methods. You're just too good.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Ah! Val, no need to worry about me giving up on the traditional media, I bought a mountain of the stuff! I'm sure I'll return to it later. But for now, I'm deep into digital land! In fact, I finished reading a book yesterday (published 2012 and already out of date on the contents!).
I'm just reading up on perspective line creations and 3D brushes for shapes (perhaps an overkill of info that I'll probably not need anyway!).
I'm onto the iPad tonight with some trials of theory into practice (between my other acquired full time job of poop scooping & cleaning up after puppy Ruby!  :o )
Be back soon..
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 16, 2014, 04:26:52 PM
I've doodled about with the digital painting and tried to apply some functions of the app I'd read about. I need a lot of practice to improve but, the benefits and conveniences this media affords make it worth the effort and time.
I'm looking forward to improving on tecniques and gaining more knowledge and skills that I can use to refine my art work.
I spent about 3 hours doing this. I had to go back to the instruction manual 'cos I'd forgotten how to do some tecniques!  :blush:  But I'm fairly pleased with the outcome as I can see the potential to improve.
This Windmill is in Lythmn near Blackpool, England, UK. I took the photo (oh, perhaps I should post that to show the references I used!) a couple of years ago:


Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 16, 2014, 05:03:27 PM
Quite impressive Tony.  O0   I can see where it can be very challenging. There are bits that look almost photographic, while others look more like traditional painting/drawing. Great stuff!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 16, 2014, 11:46:48 PM
Quite impressive Tony.  O0   I can see where it can be very challenging. There are bits that look almost photographic, while others look more like traditional painting/drawing. Great stuff!  :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thanks Val  :1hug:
Yeah, the learning curve (virtually self taught) is quite a long one and has many deviants. I have to stay focused and keep reminding myself there are various ways/techniques to achieve the same results but, I have to try remember them in order to use the best, easiest and fastest ones.
I may do this one again or choose another 'simple' scenic image. This time putting the Artists theory cap on and trying to think of tonal values, linear perspectives, colour perspectives, atmospheric perspectives (aerial), foreshortening, story telling and balance, etc.
I'm forcing myself not to be tempted to use mixed media by adding pencil/paint work on a print out of the digital creations (although this is certainly an option for people), I want to use 100% digital. That way it forces me to find solutions to difficult subject areas! And I love it that there's no mess, smells or materials to have to buy!
 ;)



Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 16, 2014, 11:59:17 PM
This was our little Ruby puppy wanting to play at 1.00am this morning! Don't 'ya think she deserves extra playtime today?!
I'm thinking about painting this in digital but, it looks like an advanced project. I'll think about it, then have a go to see how it looks to begin with. If it don't work out, I'll try again later, after I've acquired further skills/knowledge & experience:




Larger version here: www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13235 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13235)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: jennylynn on January 17, 2014, 01:38:30 AM
tony love the windmill impressive  O0 

ruby looks a treasure, no wonder you would like to paint her  :yippee:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 17, 2014, 03:51:06 AM
Good on you for sticking to your guns mate.  O0

Our little Ruby looks a right treat in her little sweater, you should have a matching one! You'd be the envy of the doggie park! Don't have one?  :o I'd be happy to knit one for you  >:D Her portrait would look extraordinary in oils, or possibly some of those lovely inktense.......? I'm patient   :whistle:   ....to a point   :knuppel2:   it would just help to keep your hand in until you get good enough with your digital thingy. Great idea,  yes?  :idea:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 17, 2014, 05:56:52 AM

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Ahhh, Tony, I'm sure having a pretty puppy like that makes picking up poop a pleasure!   ;D


You're realiy getting the hang of the digital art!   :congrats:


The idea of doing some mixed media with it later sounds great!



Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 17, 2014, 07:21:49 AM
Lillian!  I'm very sorry. I've just seen the private message you'd sent with that fantastic link on. I'd forgotten to go back in and read it and just read it now  :blush: :blush:   :1hug: :flowers:
Thank you for that link, it's fantastic and I've shared it to friends, Twitter, Facebook, etc.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlyCLbt3Thk#t=43 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlyCLbt3Thk#t=43)


Lillian, I tog up with a giant peg on nose and fumigating overalls when I have to go poop scooping!  :2funny:


I'm on to some more digital stuff today but, having to re-read some areas then practice them on a trials 'canvas'.
I'll be back with more soon.

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 17, 2014, 07:07:44 PM
Glad you liked the video, Tony.  i thought you would!


Have fun digitalizing! 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 18, 2014, 12:42:44 AM
Good on you for sticking to your guns mate.  O0

Our little Ruby looks a right treat in her little sweater, you should have a matching one! You'd be the envy of the doggie park! Don't have one?  :o I'd be happy to knit one for you  >:D Her portrait would look extraordinary in oils, or possibly some of those lovely inktense.......? I'm patient   :whistle:   ....to a point   :knuppel2:   it would just help to keep your hand in until you get good enough with your digital thingy. Great idea,  yes?  :idea:


Val!  :o  I'd love a Kaleidoscope jumper! But then I'd be pinching the attention away from Ruby Dooby! She'd bite me  >:D   :2funny:

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Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 01:13:25 AM
You're quite sure then?   :whistle:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 18, 2014, 01:18:11 AM
You're quite sure then?   :whistle:


Would it be possible to make it edible?!   :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 01:23:10 AM
For you or Ruby?   :stress:     :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 18, 2014, 01:29:42 AM
For you or Ruby?   :stress:     :2funny:


Val!  :knuppel2:  I come first! You should know that  :fight: 
Talking of edibility, I've forgotten to feed Ruby this morning!  :blush: [size=78%] (I remembered to feed myself though! [/size] :smart:

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 01:36:57 AM
 :faint:       Anthony!   :knuppel2:   I do hope you are rectifying the situation as I type?  No treats for you my fine fellow ....
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 18, 2014, 03:37:29 AM
I'm in the good books now Val! Feeding done and one contented puppy!  :1hug:


Onwards with some more art work for me! ...

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 04:58:01 AM
 O0    :-*
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 18, 2014, 01:25:08 PM
I'm just working on a 'oil painting' done digitally with a palette knife! Not sure how long it's gonna take though. I will try get it done in the next 3 days or sooner if I've managed to get the techniques right! It's not gonna be a masterpiece. Just part of my learning curve!  :smart:   
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 18, 2014, 02:29:13 PM
Don't rush it Tony,  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50399/1508596.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)        :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 19, 2014, 04:35:59 PM
I finished this digital oil painting this eve! I chose to do it in a Impasto effect and I blurred out the background by manipulating the the paint pixel blends:


Larger version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13273 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13273)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: doina on January 19, 2014, 04:38:55 PM
It is just marvelous!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: doina
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 19, 2014, 05:50:18 PM
Wow!!!  Just like magic!  Isn't technology amazing!!!  You've got it working for you, Tony!!!


Beautiful!!!!   :congrats:    :clap:

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: jillh on January 19, 2014, 08:20:39 PM
 Absolutely beautiful, Tony.  You are very clever.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 20, 2014, 12:41:09 AM
It's easy to see why some digital art can be mistaken for paintings. You're really getting on with this, well done Tony.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 20, 2014, 01:54:39 AM
 :thankyou:  for your reply compliments!  :1hug:


I'm already thinking about my next digital painting.
I like digital art in the way it spans all creativity. My test will be using it to create characters for my intended projects that are waiting on the shelf while I learned about this media. Creating figures/characters for illustration requires the skills learned here on Paint Basket as well as ones own imagination so, I look forward to using digital tools to help in this process. In the meantime, I'm going to do some more digital paintings like this Dahlia. Maybe a city scene next.
Back to work...
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 20, 2014, 12:03:46 PM
 O0    :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on January 20, 2014, 12:23:38 PM
has the Dahlia been painted or was it a photo and then you manipulated it using the tools in the software?
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 20, 2014, 12:59:36 PM
has the Dahlia been painted or was it a photo and then you manipulated it using the tools in the software?

Hi Nolan, I used squeezed tube paint from within the app that references colour from the photo. I then used the palette knife tool to blend. I started at the background where I blended more in order to blur. Then I started on the back petals in a circular manner and then continued into the forefront ones to the centre. I varied the tube paints thicknesses and the knife size. Quite easy really. When I create characters, it'll really test the digital functions.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on January 20, 2014, 08:40:33 PM
looks awesome Tony. I think it is also the colours that make it so beautiful, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Maryna on January 20, 2014, 09:06:16 PM
wow that is very nice  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Daisyblue77 on January 21, 2014, 05:03:45 AM
Wow Tony.  This is beautiful.   :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 21, 2014, 06:37:07 AM
looks awesome Tony. I think it is also the colours that make it so beautiful, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thank you Nolan!  :thankyou:  Yeah, the colours looked amazing when I snapped this photo using iPhone 4S at Southport on a road called 'Rotten Row'! Strange name for such a beautiful place full of colour in the border.
I'm looking forward to using digital painting more and I want to do more modifications like I did on the blurring of this flower background. More impressionistic expression of photo images I've got or will take. I like the Impasto look and vibrant colours and want to use that technique for further works.
 ;)


Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 21, 2014, 06:38:06 AM
Thanks to Maryna and Didwaud too :thankyou: :thankyou:  much appreciate peoples nice comments. It encourages motivation.  :hug:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Happychappy on January 23, 2014, 10:46:16 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Gorgeous painting Tony, the colours are beautiful but just reading about this technology  :D  is like speaking an unknown language to me. I wonder if I would ever understand it all!!!  Patricia
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 23, 2014, 03:13:54 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap:  Gorgeous painting Tony, the colours are beautiful but just reading about this technology  :D  is like speaking an unknown language to me. I wonder if I would ever understand it all!!!  Patricia



It's surprisingly easy to do once you've learned the methods! Digital Art is an additional form of art that builds on the skills people learn through the Paint Basket lessons.
Having looked at Digital Art and spent lots of time analysing the software available as well as apps, I've determined that it was worth the time jumping onto this bandwagon in order to give me more convenient processes.
I've got a long way to go to be able to display good quality works. Here is my latest endeavour. My heart's not in this one but, I started it so I best finish it and try to make it acceptable at finish!


Larger version here:  http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13341 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13341)   
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on January 23, 2014, 03:17:39 PM
It sure looks like your heart's in the right place, Tony, you're doing a fabulous job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on January 23, 2014, 03:35:58 PM
It sure looks like your heart's in the right place, Tony, you're doing a fabulous job!   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Ah! Lillian!  :1hug: Thank you  :-*
I started this just as a trial on a different app (application software) on my iPad 3. I didn't really intend to make it serious but, having spent the only spare time I had today, I'll continue to try make it something pleasing.

I'm trying to build a project storyline in my minds eye and then bring it into reality but, my imagination runs wild and the images I see are beyond my ability to know how to get them on 'canvas' (digital)! That's why I'm trialling a few apps. Different methods and functions that allow ways to develop my intentions.
I'm gonna do more this eve but, I'm tired after yet another week of Sue's snoring and a puppy to entertain like a demanding baby!  :sweat: >:D :2funny: 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on January 23, 2014, 04:08:09 PM
I'm tired after yet another week of Sue's snoring and a puppy to entertain like a demanding baby!  :sweat: >:D :2funny:

OOOOh Tony, first it's our Sue...now you're on at our Ruby!  :nono:   

I was going to mention what a splendid job you're doing with your digital electronic gadgetry......  :think: well, all right, you are then.  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on January 23, 2014, 06:56:43 PM
Wow, Tony.  You are so high tech!

Very vibrant colors.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: pappy on February 06, 2014, 10:04:54 PM
I've played around with digital art, Logo's etc. There are two good free programs you can try for your PC.

Paint.NET  http://www.getpaint.net/ (http://www.getpaint.net/)
and
InkScape  http://inkscape.org/en/ (http://inkscape.org/en/)

Paint.NET has a real good support forum

and InkScape has all kinds of support by it's users. I've watched and did most of the lessons  by  Richard Querin and heathenx on  http://screencasters.heathenx.org/ (http://screencasters.heathenx.org/)

If you really like doing it you may want to get a Wacom http://www.wacom.com (http://www.wacom.com)

I don't have anything I can post all of my digital art is on my old PC that's in storage.

I still use Paint.NET and InkScape now and then for graphics. If I'm in the mood, but I never use them. I just like doing it now and then for something different to do.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 06, 2014, 11:41:20 PM
 :thankyou:  Pappy for sharing your experiences and tips. I'll take a look at those links soon.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 06, 2014, 11:47:43 PM
I'm tired after yet another week of Sue's snoring and a puppy to entertain like a demanding baby!  :sweat: >:D :2funny:

OOOOh Tony, first it's our Sue...now you're on at our Ruby!  :nono:   

I was going to mention what a splendid job you're doing with your digital electronic gadgetry......  :think: well, all right, you are then.  :clap:


Ah! Val  ;D   Ya know what, there is some reality in that. Seriously, I've not done much art recently because of not being in the mood after feeling so bogged down with the Dog. Our whole lives seem to revolve round it and, despite it being so cute and enhancing Sue's maternal 'furry child' need, I wish we hadn't have got it. I don't want to sound so mean but, it's really got me down. On top of that, Sue's snoring keeps me from sleeping.  :(


Anyway, rant aside, I have managed to do a bit more on the Butterfly when I got the chance and mood to do so. I'll post a pic of the completed work as soon as I get the flower finished. I've done the background and finished the Butterfly now.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 08, 2014, 05:28:57 PM
At last! I've finished my digital painting of the 'Butterfly'. (The Butterfly is feeding on a Buddleia flower).
This took me ages 'cos I was trialling different techniques while trying to remember digital theory to practical.
I blurred out the background and parts of the flower area in order to focus on the Butterfly.
I can't say I enjoyed this. My patience wasn't there and I got frustratingly bored on the white flowers. Despite that, I've tried to make it an acceptable outcome.
I'm just uploading a video that shows how this was made. I'll post it tomorrow.   


Larger version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13622 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13622)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2014, 05:48:49 PM
Tony,

Wow, the colors are so brilliant!  You must be brilliant, too, to figure out all that techie stuff.

I'll take a look at those sites you suggested, but I doubt I can figure out how to do it.

Keep on!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 08, 2014, 05:56:55 PM
Tony,

Wow, the colors are so brilliant!  You must be brilliant, too, to figure out all that techie stuff.

I'll take a look at those sites you suggested, but I doubt I can figure out how to do it.

Keep on!

aloha

mea


Thank you Mea!  :thankyou:
Yeah, it is colourful and vibrant. That's why I liked it as a subject. I caught this Butterfly in the kitchen. It'd been there for at least half a day on the window. I captured it in a special 'Bug Catcha' and took it to the plant I knew they fed on. To my surprise, it just stayed on the flower and stuck it's feeding probe in! I went and grabbed my camera and was able to snap a few photos. I'm sure it posed for me as a reward!  ;D


I'm looking forward to my next art work now. Just need to find more time to do more.
This Digital Art isn't as hard as traditional art Mea. Once you learn how to use the functions of the app, it's just a case of practice and sharing/gettng info from others in the same media (although I don't know many!).

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2014, 06:36:36 PM
Tony,

I find this fascinating.  How do "traditional" artists feel about digital art?  Is it considered "legitimate" art?

This might make a lively discussion once we all know more about the topic.

Off to learn.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 08, 2014, 06:55:14 PM
Here's the video recording showing how I painted this Butterfly. It starts off by showing the original photo I used as reference. It's 11 minutes long so, just cut it off once 'ya get the gist of how it works!:
Painting comparison to show the blurred background etc:

Video
Digital Painting by ASM (Topdoginuk) 2014 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DL5RCW7AYQM#ws)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 08, 2014, 07:00:23 PM
Tony,

I find this fascinating.  How do "traditional" artists feel about digital art?  Is it considered "legitimate" art?

This might make a lively discussion once we all know more about the topic.

Off to learn.

aloha

mea


Mea, I'm not sure how Digital Art is seen by traditional Artists but, I'm sure it'll become just as comfortable as all the other plethera of media types in art! It's just another outlet for creativity.
I like it and I'm sticking to it alongside my traditional art materials. So long as I've got the means to carry me along the path of art, beit for illustration, cartoon, portraiture, Landscapes, caricature or pointillism, I'm happy to use any tool that gets me a final result!  ;D   :painting:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 08, 2014, 07:30:54 PM
Tony,

Wow, that was amazing, except that I have no idea how you did what you did.

I installed Inkscape and played around a bit with it, only to learn that I had no clue what I was doing.  I was able to write my name in a ribbon-like fashion using the pen/ink icon (I think).

I need to have somebody show me how to use it. Can't follow the manual.

Thanks for making me aware of a whole new media - will be a long time before I would feel comfortable using it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 09, 2014, 01:00:36 AM
Tony,

Wow, that was amazing, except that I have no idea how you did what you did.

I installed Inkscape and played around a bit with it, only to learn that I had no clue what I was doing.  I was able to write my name in a ribbon-like fashion using the pen/ink icon (I think).

I need to have somebody show me how to use it. Can't follow the manual.

Thanks for making me aware of a whole new media - will be a long time before I would feel comfortable using it.

aloha

mea


Ah! Mea, the video only shows how I painted this Butterfly. It doesn't show 'How To'  :painting: using an app!
To be able to do so requires a step by step process of learning to use apps. It's much easier than the video shows. It all depends on the app you use and whether it's used on a iPad or Desktop PC computer. It also depends on what you want to achieve with a painting or drawing.
I'd love to create some tutorials but, I haven't got time and Youtube freebies dont' pay the bills! (Oh, and it wouldn't be fair on Paintbasket!)
I'm on to thinking of my next art work. Hopefully drawing up some creativity experiments for my project. This will require me using skills I'm poor at called 'concept drawing'. It's where I'll try create characters etc. designed to fit in with project intentions.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: pappy on February 11, 2014, 03:46:38 PM
mea,
The best thing to do is watch the videos on this site http://screencasters.heathenx.org/ (http://screencasters.heathenx.org/)  . The buttons have changed due to up dates in InkScape. But they should all be in there, just in different locations. You'll also find videos on YouTube for it.

I would try doing Episode 101 the Bottle Cap.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 11, 2014, 04:15:26 PM
Thanks, Pappy.  I'll bookmark this and give it a look-see when I get a chance.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: lynn p. on February 11, 2014, 04:28:07 PM
Tony that is incredible.  Seems to me that all the skills needed in any type of art are also needed here, a good drawing, determining values,  mixing color and careful placement etc.  No? Just NO CLEANUP :)   I love what you have done!!!!!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 12, 2014, 12:21:14 AM
This one is the very scary 'Freak'!  :o :2funny:


I tried to see how quick I could draw a scary face on the iPad and add some colour. This took about 10 mins after the initial construction geometry shapes.
I've learned a lot about my own limitations in trying to create without photo reference. I've given myself 4/10 for this one and I intend to raise the bar much higher and quickly.


Oh, must mention, Sue hated this one! She wouldn't look at it 'cos she said it was too scary!  ;D


Larger version here: http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13697 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=13697)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on February 12, 2014, 12:32:51 AM
Tony that is incredible.  Seems to me that all the skills needed in any type of art are also needed here, a good drawing, determining values,  mixing color and careful placement etc.  No? Just NO CLEANUP :)   I love what you have done!!!!!


Yeah, that's absolutely right! This digital media is very very versatile. It can be used for simple drawing for kids to advanced projects for professionals and, best of all for aspiring Artists to help grow. It can be used in combination with traditional materials too, eg. trace a photo digitally then print it off to use on watercolour paper, canvas, etc.


Digital does seem to take some getting used to. Using a stylus with a capacitive rubber type tip feels slightly odd, as does using the finger for drawing.
For creating concept drawings, digital is great because it allows for undos, layers and easy colour applications.


I'm doing some experimentations to get my geometric shapes better for construction work in creating concept drawing at the moment. I'm determined to improve this poor area of mine in order to better my foundation upon which my project will be built. 'Snowflake' by ASM is my intention but, it requires creativity to write & draw an illustrated book!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on February 12, 2014, 06:20:53 AM
Tony,

I'm not into "freaky," but this is very well done.

I love the way you continue to challenge yourself.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: pappy on February 12, 2014, 08:42:06 AM
I think digital art has it's place in the art field. But for me when you say art I think it's something someone did by hand and it's one of a kind. You don't get that with digital art, It's an image that you can copy over and over again.

If it was a painting it's one of a kind, even if it's a painting of something a number of people did, just like in the lessons. They will all be different in some way. You'll never get the same painting again. You can try painting copies of it but they'll never be the same. 


Any way, I have seen some real nice digital art on http://www.deviantart.com/ (http://www.deviantart.com/)

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on February 17, 2014, 04:51:18 AM

This photo must have been taken before your morning tea/coffee ....  :whistle:    poor Sue! Not serious,   :jk:

Your work is marvelous Tony. It is an artform, you 'paint' with a 'rubber tip pen', I sometimes use rubber tipped colour shapers; you use your fingers to apply colour, I use my fingers to apply/blend charcoal, pastels.....  so not so different. Just the actual medium used.

Keep it up son, you're doing famously.  O0
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on April 27, 2014, 06:21:33 AM
Well done Tony, I have just bought Colel painterx3 and love it. I also have a Wacom  Intuos 5. I have started on the still life that is in the acrylic painting class. I am about half way through and am very impressed even if I do say so myself. The only bit of "cheating" I have done is to clone the label on the wine bottle the rest is all painted by me. My opinion is that is is all art just a different medium that's all. It is no where near finished so far it has taken about 4 hours, This is the only place I will post it as it is of a Paint Basket template.

 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 27, 2014, 08:50:27 AM
Wow, Zilpa, this still life is going to be a great painting. 

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on April 27, 2014, 02:52:34 PM
 :thankyou: Mea. I do intend to try it with real paint as well.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on April 28, 2014, 12:55:37 PM
that is looking stunning so far Mea :clap: :clap: :clap:
You can post other places, just credit Paint Basket so we can get some extra exposure  :flowers:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on April 28, 2014, 03:56:26 PM
Thanks Nolan I will do that.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 28, 2014, 04:37:25 PM
Nolan, first it was Val you gave me credit for something I did not do; now it's you.

I must really be good!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on April 28, 2014, 04:55:41 PM
You are great Mea.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on April 28, 2014, 06:22:13 PM
Thanks, Zilpa.  Wow, I get lots of attention when I am not even me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on April 28, 2014, 07:36:24 PM
Wow, I get lots of attention when I am not even me.
mea

 :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on April 28, 2014, 09:02:00 PM
I have done that now Nolan it is on my blog with lots of credit going to PB.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on April 29, 2014, 12:28:43 PM
that happens when we get old Mea, we forget who we were talking to ;D

I saw your rant and credit on Facebook Zilpa :thankyou:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 02, 2014, 12:00:03 AM
Sorry I haven't been on lately. Too much going on and been away in Motorhome a lot. Stomache Ulcer has made me lethargic and been caused by lack of sleep. Anyway, I'm back on with some art and, I've been practicing some other techniques that require creativity. I'll share later. In the meantime, this is a preliminary outline for a 'Summer Flowers' painting that's intended as a screensaver/background image. I may do 2 versions. Inked version and a watercolour. Both digital though.


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Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 02, 2014, 12:02:49 AM
Zilpa! You are doing an amazing job of your digital art work.  :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 02, 2014, 02:45:01 AM
 :thankyou: Tony, I can't wait to see what you do with yours. It looks great so far.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 02, 2014, 02:53:35 AM
 
I decided to call it A Wine Feast

I hope you like the finished painting. I am quire happy with my first attempt. Not perfect but not bad all the same.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on May 02, 2014, 05:28:38 AM
Looking forward to seeing the outcome Tony. Get some sleep!

Zilpa, that is stunning! I'm afraid the best I can manage regarding digital art is getting these smiley guys in the right places!  :crazy2:   Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ababbler on May 02, 2014, 05:30:08 AM
I'm not a painter but I think it looks great! I think you did a really good job on those two left hand pretzels. The great thing about digital art is that you can zoom in to get those details.

~A
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on May 02, 2014, 06:44:07 AM
Nice work Zilpa.  It doesn't look like a first attempt at all.
 :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 02, 2014, 08:29:27 AM
Zilpa,

  FABULOUS - looks like a photo.  Amazing. 

Wow- wow- wow!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 02, 2014, 08:33:55 AM
Tony,

Glad you are back.  Hope your stomach troubles are behind you now.

Look forward to seeing what you will make of all those tiny lines.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 02, 2014, 01:11:18 PM
 :thankyou: Aaron, Natalie and Mea. It was fun to do. Aaron you might not be a painter but your drawings from the course are great. I just checked them out.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: JayJ on May 02, 2014, 08:31:42 PM
Looks interesting so far Tony!


Amazing work Zilpa!I am way behind digital world...cant believe you can actually do that digitally!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 02, 2014, 10:06:14 PM
 :thankyou: Jay, I am enjoying it.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 03, 2014, 12:57:02 AM
Tony,

Glad you are back.  Hope your stomach troubles are behind you now.

Look forward to seeing what you will make of all those tiny lines.

aloha

mea


Thanks Mea ;) unfortunately, my stomach problems are ongoing but, I'm taking medication (which I hate doing) for it.
As for my art, I'm back on with it. I'm also learning some Manga! (Once it's up to a good standard, I'll post some work).
Today is a dilema, It's so sunny here in Halifax that, it's either relax in the garden (too bright to work on the iPad screen), do some DIY jobs or, get in doors and do some art work! Oh, and the garden lawn needs cutting! Arghhhh!  :sweat:
 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 03, 2014, 12:59:55 AM
Looking forward to seeing the outcome Tony. Get some sleep!

Zilpa, that is stunning! I'm afraid the best I can manage regarding digital art is getting these smiley guys in the right places!  :crazy2:   Well done.  :clap: :clap: :clap:


I've done some more the 'Summer Flowers' last night Val (not during the night tho!). So, I'll get some more done today, along with some Manga practice I'm doing! (All my studying is starting to come together and, I'm now focusing and narrowing down what I like doing, which is a lot!  :-\ :-\ :painting: [size=78%]) [/size]

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on May 03, 2014, 01:11:50 AM
I'm now focusing and narrowing down what I like doing, which is a lot!  :-\ :-\ :painting:

Narrowing down? What's that?  :confused:    :2funny:   I've been trying to do that myself. Have let go the pastels for now in order to 'focus' more on my drawing and w/c.  Well, then our Dennis comes along with the pen & ink and of course I must have some of that! BUT.... it is drawing right? So I'm good then.  :whistle: Oh how I do love rationalizing, makes life easier?!  >:D
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 03, 2014, 04:14:31 AM
I've competed the 'digital Ink' stage. I created 3 layers where the far background and mid background were less opaque (50 & 75%). I'm hoping this will give it depth. The foreground was 100% opacity 'ink'.
Next up is colour. I'm gonna sample traditional watercolour with brush, digital watercolour on iPad and, coloured pencils. I do like working with pencils but, they do take a long time. I might settle for 'multi-media'!
I'll post a picture of it complete so, I maybe a few days. I'll aim for Monday eve. We're at York from Tue-Fri so, I hope to get as much done before then.


Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on May 03, 2014, 05:08:36 AM
Looking forward to it Tony.  O0
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 03, 2014, 07:00:21 AM
Don't just hate it when the outside word needs attention, but you'd rather play in the art world.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Happychappy on May 03, 2014, 07:19:44 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  to both you Zilpa and Tony for your artwork.  Zilpa your Wine Feast is outstanding and Tony I just love your Summer flowers. Can't wait to see the finished product.  Hope your ulcers settle down and not give you any further hassles.




Patricia
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 04, 2014, 07:18:10 AM
Urghh! My digital inked version isn't looking too good after applying coloured pencil. It's taken ages and I'm beginning to realise, not only does it look like a comic book image from 1975 but, it's like colouring a kids book!
It's requiring no brain power or creativity so, I'll either abandon this one and just paint it watercolour with a brush or, start another project. I'll continue applying the next colour to see if it changes first. I'll also post a photo to show what I mean later.
Ooh! I just remembered, I coloured this with Derwent Inktense! That means I can just apply water where I've dry coloured!

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 04, 2014, 03:23:00 PM
 :gl2: Tony, I am sure if there is a way to fix it you will find it and if not, put it down to a learning experience.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 05, 2014, 02:26:24 PM
I 'fixed' my Summer Flower screensaver painting by putting it on the shelf then, drawing my first Manga style image, without reference material!
I drew this freehand using a pencil then, I went over it with a black Sharpie ink pen. I then erased the pencil lines and took a photo using my iPad3. From there I added the colours digitally using the app called Procreate.





Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: JayJ on May 05, 2014, 02:41:26 PM
Wow Tony....this is amazing!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on May 05, 2014, 04:07:20 PM
I'm not sure what a manga is, but it sure looks good.

Great eyes.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 05, 2014, 04:54:39 PM
Great work Tony.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on May 06, 2014, 02:57:06 PM
well done, looks great :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on May 06, 2014, 04:36:21 PM
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Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 07, 2014, 02:14:55 AM
Val, I'm in York in the Motorhome and, I've snapped some great photos that I'll share on PB soon and, copyright freeso anyone to use 'em. 2 of my favourites will be excluded as I may paint them. I'll post em tomorrow night.
In the meantime, I've been practicing drawing facial expressions on simple circles.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 07, 2014, 02:22:42 AM
well done, looks great :clap: :clap: :clap:


Thank you Nolan  :)
Drawing freehand is entirely different to using a reference photo or, tracing a image. It doesn't come natural to me so, I'm having to force learn that side of my brain to work! I am taking cues from books on the subject but, putting them away then, trying to create my own images. With lots of practice, I'm hoping to improve. Having an ability to draw/create something out of my mind is something I'd love to be able to do well.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on May 07, 2014, 04:54:10 AM
You and me both Tony, I tend to do alright with copying a drawing from photos etc, but to draw from the imagination is a nightmare for me, I have to see it or it just does not work for me. I am determined to get there though. Back to the drawing board for me. :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on May 07, 2014, 03:03:21 PM
 :yippee: Can't wait to see the photos Tony!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on May 08, 2014, 10:08:23 AM
:yippee: Can't wait to see the photos Tony!  :clap: :clap: :clap:



Here's the link to the photos I've posted. All copyright free so, anyone on Paint Basket can use them so long as they acknowledge ASM in the use.  ;)

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Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on May 08, 2014, 12:54:46 PM
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Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 17, 2014, 11:35:53 PM

I drew some perspective lines on my iPad3 then, created this first kitchen scene. I added the kid figure that I'd drawn earlier when I was trialling gesture/action guidelines. The figure was based on an X shape. And, I also added the miniaturised 'Eggsecution' and Banana on the table from my previous art-works!
It took a while to do this kitchen because I was trying to remember how to do certain digital techniques.
I'll be back with more digital and digi-traditional combination art.

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 18, 2014, 02:40:00 AM
Wow, Tony.  This is neat stuff.  I love the detail like the boy's shadow and the glow from the light.

Amazing.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on July 18, 2014, 07:06:48 AM
well done I love it :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on July 19, 2014, 05:49:56 PM
Very cool, Tony!   8)   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 22, 2014, 08:03:58 AM
 :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  Mea, Zilpa and Lillian for your kind feedback on my early digital perspective practice and creation. I've a long way to go and practice to do but, I'm on the way to getting a better understanding of digital and more importantly, creating scenes out of geometric shapes and characters (concept drawings) created in my 'minds eye'. I keep dipping in now and then and I've got a traditional drawing underway.  :hug:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 26, 2014, 02:50:49 AM
I started this drawing outline in traditional pencil but, I got fed up of making mistakes so, I decided to use digital instead! (on the iPad) That way I can undo anything I'm not happy with.
I'm using the pencil setting for this outline. I may ink it after or, try a few experiments on a print out. I'm printing this out, once the outlines are finished, onto watercolour paper. From there I can choose to use paint, pencils, coloured pencils or ink to play around with.
This is a scene in York, UK. I photographed it recently. It was shown on the Tour Of Yorkshire with the bridge.

I'm halfway through the outline stage. It's a bit over the top with detail but, my next one will be less so. You'll notice that the background pencil lines are less opaque than the mid or foreground. I used a digital eraser for this but, I should have drawn it as a layer. That way I could have just lowered the opacity even after using dark pencil! (I'm on a learning curve :smart: :

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on July 26, 2014, 07:07:12 AM
Tony,

You seem to be doing quite well with the digital technology.  I don't have a clue how to do it.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on July 26, 2014, 01:20:28 PM
 :thankyou:  Mea. I've got a long way to go before I'll be satisfied that I've become satisfied with my digital art level!


I've added more to my York drawing. One more stage then onto inking:



http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=16487 (http://www.paintbasket.com/members/index.php?action=media;sa=item;in=16487)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on July 26, 2014, 08:45:15 PM
I don't understand how this is easier than a pencil,
Looks good!  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on August 06, 2014, 11:00:59 PM
I love your work Tony, :clap: :clap: :clap:  I am looking forward to being as accomplished in the digital art. 
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 27, 2014, 12:54:41 PM
I've added some more to this digital drawing. Trees in the background didn't turn out too well so, I've done them again but differently. They were too detailed and I didn't consider how they'd look once I add colour.
The water is proving to be an odd one. I tried to fill with a colour for speed but it too looked odd. So, I'm just drawing in details instead.
I'm gonna colour using watercolour and coloured pencils on paper once I've completed the drawing tomorrow.
...
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on August 29, 2014, 04:27:33 AM
Can't wait to see it!  (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50533/1509928.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 30, 2014, 03:50:34 AM
Can't wait to see it!  ([url]https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50533/1509928.GIF[/url]) ([url]http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/[/url])



Ah Val! What can I do? Look what's wanting my attention all day long! (She's usually at Doggy Day care Kennels at weekends but, I stood on her paw so now she's at home bogging me down for a few weekends!):


 She keeps biting at the iPad when I'm ignoring her! lol  :2funny: :knuppel2:



Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 30, 2014, 09:25:00 AM
Paint her!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on August 30, 2014, 09:37:11 AM
What Mea said!  O0
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 30, 2014, 10:54:20 AM
Don't tempt me Mea and Natalie! I've got a nice can of gloss paint and a roller just waiting to be used!  >:D :2funny:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on August 30, 2014, 11:23:21 AM
NOOOOOOO, not the dog.  A painting of her !

Tony, you are a rascal.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on August 30, 2014, 12:31:53 PM
 :eek: Mea, Natalie.... one must be very specific when dealing with our Yorkie...he tends to take things quite literally.      ::)   

Anthony....lay one bristle/roller to my Ruby and....  :knuppel2: will be the nicest thing to happen to you! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512034.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)    :2funny:

Look at that face, she adores you! You are a grumpy old bear.... (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50345/1508251.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)       (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/50109/1506715.GIF) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)   lost the grumpy bear...mind yourself now or you may well be dancing in a tight tutu!!! Now that would make a picture!   :2funny:
You take good care of our girl, lots of scratches and treats (for Ruby....not you! (https://d326oobcc22bax.cloudfront.net/content/125927/1512042.gif) (http://www.Quebles.com/Hotmail-Tools/Emoticons/)  )
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on August 30, 2014, 06:03:53 PM
  ;D
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on August 31, 2014, 07:44:49 PM
LMHO!  :2funny:  :2funny:
Val, you are nuts!  :D  :crazy2:
Well, im up at 4.00 am (cant sleep) so it's an opportunity to do somw art work! Yipeee  :yippee:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on September 01, 2014, 05:21:25 AM
LMHO!  :2funny: :2funny:
Val, you are nuts!  :D :crazy2:
Well, im up at 4.00 am (cant sleep) so it's an opportunity to do somw art work! Yipeee  :yippee:

That's what I like to hear!  O0   Take advantage of every opportunity. After all....what knucklehead wouldn't, especially when you get to play with paper, pencils, and PAINT !!!  >:D    ;)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 01, 2014, 09:47:05 AM
It's taken me ages to figure out how to post a photo that was to large for the server! What I did was, I opened the image on my iPhone and then snapped a screen shot of it. That way it was saved as a lower res jpeg and I was then able to post it!  :smart:


Here is my completed image. I've learnt a lot from doing this and it's focused my attention on a few areas I need to shift towards. A lot of the drawing felt like tracing and some of it frustratingly tedious. I've pushed through to get the drawing completed to a satisfactory finish. I just need to consider doing the colour but, I've got another project I want to start so, I may pop this one on the shelf until later.


Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on September 01, 2014, 09:51:14 AM
Just shows...where there is a will, there's a way  O0 Good on you, the photo looks great. Will be fantastic once 'colourized'!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 01, 2014, 09:59:18 AM
That was a quick reply Val! Are you stalking me?!  >:D :2funny:


When I set out to do this digital drawing I made the mistake of thinking in terms of Pen 'n Ink type or, Line & Wash' style. What I'm gonna do is print it off and ink it stronger in certain areas then, add watercolour washes and use the watercolour pencils just to enhance (to colour the whole scene with coloured pencils would be too tedious and painful!). And, I've got so behind with my art that, I need to jump to my next mission!


Thanks for your patience on this one Val  :gl2: :1hug:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on September 01, 2014, 10:17:49 AM
  ??? What makes you think I'm patient?  >:D    :2funny:     :knuppel2:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on September 01, 2014, 12:56:01 PM
Digital stuff is interesting.  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on September 01, 2014, 01:12:26 PM
a lot of work in this one, you have more patience than me O0
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on September 01, 2014, 01:55:23 PM
Tony, you must have nerves of steel.  I would never have the patience to draw (even digitally) that many straight lines.

You did well.

Gold star!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 02, 2014, 06:04:19 AM
  ??? What makes you think I'm patient?  >:D    :2funny:     :knuppel2:


No, I meant 'Patient' as in hospital!  :2funny:  'ya see, you have to understand how precise I am  :-\  I'm a Gemini  :1hug:  always 2 heads banging together!

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 02, 2014, 06:09:03 AM
a lot of work in this one, you have more patience than me O0


lol!  ;D  yep, this one took a lot of that Nolan! I've learned to spend time considering what media or technique I'll use from now on. I was surprised how this line type of work is time consuming and took me away from using much brain power. I've veered yet again from my intentions to get creative  :-\ :D


Lots to catch up on so, I best get set too...
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 02, 2014, 06:13:33 AM
Digital stuff is interesting.  :clap:


Yeah, digital is very interesting but, like all other forms of media, it has it's learning curve and many pitfalls! There's not many digital schooling lessons I know of that take newbies through the stages to proficiency, apart from a few video lessons for apps or, expensive ones for expensive professional software so, it's more or less a self taught area for now.
Have a go Natalie, you'll like it I'm sure.

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 02, 2014, 06:17:51 AM
Tony, you must have nerves of steel.  I would never have the patience to draw (even digitally) that many straight lines.

You did well.

Gold star!

aloha

mea


Thank you Mea!  Yeah, those straight lines were actually hand drawn! There were a couple where I used a straight edge across the iPad but, it's just as awkward to them that way. I tend to hold my breath when I draw those lines and, sometimes I have to repeat the same line 10 times! At least with digital it allows you to delete the previous attempts! I sometimes draw a line in sections joined up if it's too long or I can't draw it straight for the full length.
The hatchings were very testing and difficult to draw. Keeping them straight and evenly spaced really was the test of a steady hand!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on September 02, 2014, 12:05:27 PM
No. By the time I get comfortable using a program they change it and move things on me. Besides...the whole layers thing is beyond me. I don't think dimensionally.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zilpa on September 03, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
Well done Tony, it is well worth the time taken so far.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Danielle123 on September 04, 2014, 03:54:20 AM
Great perspectine Tony, love your drawing.  Can't wait for you to add colour.  I also viewed the rest of the thread and you have some awsome digital art. :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on September 05, 2014, 02:49:13 PM
 :thankyou: Zilpa and  :thankyou: Danielle


I'll add colour at some stage to my York drawing but, for now it's been shelved as I'm busy honing further digital knowledge and skills.
I'm thinking of teaching beginners how to use Digital media to draw and paint. From beginners to intermediates via step-by-step, paid-for video lessons. (I'll start a new thread about it once I've made up my mind and after emailing Nolan about the idea).
In the mean-time, I'm setting out a A4 project that I'll share for free if I get it done before autumn ends! Hint: It's an illustrated recipe with a twist.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: dennis on September 05, 2014, 03:31:00 PM
Great work, Tony :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 22, 2014, 05:05:26 AM
Great work, Tony :clap: :clap: :clap:


Sorry for the late Thank you Dennis. As a thank you back, I just had to spend the only free hour I had this morning doing a digital caricature type of drawing of.... you! I hope you don't mind!


 

Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: mea hamo pena on October 22, 2014, 05:12:56 AM
I love it, Tony!!

aloha

mea
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: V on October 22, 2014, 05:23:42 AM
This is so great :clap: . I love it!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Germa on October 22, 2014, 05:25:52 AM
This is great Tony!
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: ncwren on October 22, 2014, 07:44:07 AM
I know that smiling face. Good job Tony.  :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: NHC50 on October 22, 2014, 08:00:22 AM
Way to go Tony.  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Nina  :flowers:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: nolan on October 22, 2014, 12:31:30 PM
really cool :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on October 25, 2014, 11:19:27 AM
Thanks for the replies to my Dennis quick digital drawing folks! ;)
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Val on November 01, 2014, 02:36:12 PM

 

Love this one Yorkie  O0 He's a dead ringer! You've definately caught the character.   :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tania on November 01, 2014, 07:20:30 PM
Awesome! Good work, Tony! :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on November 02, 2014, 09:00:44 PM
Tony, I'm loving your digital art!  Wow, such great detail in your York scene.  I love doing detail, patience is not a problem with me, it's the time it takes to do it.


And, yup, that's Dennis alright!  So very cute!!!


I've played with Sketchbook Pro a bit on my iPad, not accomplishing much yet, need some lessons! 


Now, how about posting a self portrait, huh?   :clap:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on November 02, 2014, 11:05:12 PM
Thank you Val, Tania and Lillian!  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


Lillian, it's great to hear from 'ya! I've been quiet on here for a while but I've settled my busy times a bit now so, getting back on more.
I've spent lots of time delving into too many areas of art and it's set me back. But, I've narrowed down my temptations and concentrating on just a few areas. Digital art has taken a lot of my time but it's been worth learning the technique.
I've been trialling out a few caricature and Manga styles to see if they are areas I like. I'm not sure if they are yet. There's something about the obligatory distortions I don't really like and, the Manga/Anime has been over done by people.
At the moment, I'm coming out of the 'Candy Art Store' and back to the work desk!  :painting: ;D



Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Lillian on November 03, 2014, 03:48:24 AM
 :flowers:


I'm working on a 3D mixed media project for my Experimental Media class at the college.  This is a fun class, everyone comes up with something different, so inspiring!  It's amazing all the variations when each one uses imagine in keeping with the given bare bones guidelines given to us.


I have incorporated a drawing I did on my iPad, used it for a label on a paper coffee cup.


I'm missing Paintbasket & my friends on the forum.


Keep up the good work Tony.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: May lynn on November 03, 2014, 08:24:14 PM




We miss you too Lillian!!!!!!

Come back sooooooon to chat with your PB friend.


May lynn
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Tony (ASM) on November 03, 2014, 10:50:31 PM
:flowers:


I'm working on a 3D mixed media project for my Experimental Media class at the college.  This is a fun class, everyone comes up with something different, so inspiring!  It's amazing all the variations when each one uses imagine in keeping with the given bare bones guidelines given to us.


I have incorporated a drawing I did on my iPad, used it for a label on a paper coffee cup.


I'm missing Paintbasket & my friends on the forum.


Keep up the good work Tony.


Wow! you have certainty branched into some challenging areas Lillian! So you've now got personalised coffee cups?! ;) Pop the kettle on kid and send me a Lill-Coffee!  :coffee:
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Danielle123 on November 04, 2014, 06:11:24 AM
Awsome, i think i know this guy!   Well done Tony I am sure Dennis will love this.
Title: Re: 'Digital Art Forum Thread by Tony'
Post by: Zach on December 20, 2014, 09:26:26 PM
Very cool.  As for as digital art software goes,  sketchbook by auto desk is amazing.  I'm pretty sure it's available for Android and ios.  I specifically use sketchbook for Galaxy on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10. It's my favorite very cool features,  very smooth.