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Ipad painting-Sunday Pickers: step by step

I took my iPad with me to the Asparagus festival last weekend, and did some sketching while enjoying a bluegrass concert in the church.
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After getting the hang of it, ipad sketching is similar to using pencil and paper. I try my best to avoid using photos in my work, because i prefer to draw from life…not only does it help me improve my drawing skills, it also allows me to interpret the scene while trying to capture it.
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One advantage of the ipad is that I couldn’t see the banjo player from my view, but once i realized he was there, i wanted to include him in the sketch. I simply made a little room, and sketched him in. My favorite app for sketching is Art Studio. It doesn’t have the best brushes, but it will let you make selections and move/scale them, which is a valuable feature during the sketching process
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Once my sketch is done, I make some adjustments, and start to fill in the spaces with color
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Then I put the drawing through a texture app – (i think this layer was scratchCam)
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After texturing, I start working with the paint brushes in Procreate. In my experience, it is the most responsive, natural feeling brush app for the ipad.
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I put my images through different apps, (Snapseed, distressedFX, grungeHD, etc) and then stack them in layers in ArtStudio, then draw/paint on top of the composite with Procreate.
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Over time, with many layers, textures and brushwork, I will develop an image that is interesting to look at.
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The finished artwork…created 100% with iPad
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If you love this painting as much as I do, and want to hang it in your home, or give it as a gift, I am printing it on watercolor paper with archival inks. It looks great, and I really appreciate when folks can support my work. You can order one and see more of my work by following this link:

http://kenswinson.com/image/paintings/image_1369248010.jpg.php