Digital drawing is a great no mess, no fuss, no easel way to capture what captures my eye at any given moment. I don't have to be home, in my studio or toting a portable art bag like I used to when my kids were little.
All I need is my Ipad and stylus and I'm good to go on the go. I have to thank a fellow artist and blogger, Terry Howard Grant, for inspiring me to try digital drawing. Terry sets up a still life challenge each week on her blog. Here's a link to her latest digital still life challenge I've tried but I'm just more inspired by landscapes and skies.
This is as close to a still life as I got. My husband poured me a glass of wine while he was cooking dinner. I didn't drink. I drew! I can see the bottle is 'off', but I like the glass and shadows.
Here's what caught my eye in the last few weeks.
The sky was blue with puffy white clouds. I did a few using different tools. The clouds in this one felt a bit harsh, not exactly what I was wanting.
It took a while to find a balance with blending colors to give it the watercolor wet into wet softness I was looking for.
Don't know what happened to this one...the clouds are blurry but not the mountains.
All in all I learned some new techniques with the tools and layers. I've got a lot more to learn, of course. But the best part is this: when i was sitting on the window seat drawing the sky, the time just flew by. One minute I was opening my Sketch Club app and the next I was looking at a finished drawing. When an hour feels like a minute, you know you're in the flow in a good way.