Another day, another digital painting 🙂
This one I painted using the watercolour function on procreate, adding a blue-green background for the sky and ocean.
This being done, I started working on the wave. First by adding some darker colours on the inside of the wave, and then a more blue version on top.
I then did a cotton function, dabbing on some foam where the wave hits the ocean surface.
Lastly I added the effect which showes the light playing around through the wave. This is a premade effect, so I shall not take much credit for that detail 🙂
I think it made it look a bit electric though, so I’ve decided to call it “Electric ocean”.
I really enjoy drawing at the moment, which has lead to a few attempts on making some comics.
These are basically singular drawings, but with an attempt to make something humorous out of them.
Well, this is one of them. And it did put a little smile on my face drawing it, so at least I can humor myself a bit…
Maybe someone else will find it amusing as well 🙂
Being out and about it can be hard finding the time and occasion to pick up the physical painting brushes.
That’s when I turn to digital brushes, which I find is a brilliant way to get in some practice when other mediums are out of reach.
All I need is my Ipad (or a tablet) and a pen. I don’t get the paint on my hands or the ink on my sleeves, which could be problematic when on the way to doing some other chores.
Anyway, clocking in some digital painting time recently I made this watercolour painting:
I call it “A distant light”, and may just have been a touch of melancholy washing over me at the time.
The boats were added on using a pen tool, and the light in the distance is an effect I could basically tap onto the screen.
The sky and ocean is a blend of different watercolours I mixed together.
Sitting around in my painting room one night, I decided to have an unplanned go at a painting.
I had recently painted over an unsuccessful canvas painting using a black spray paint, and thought I would combine it with some of my blue paint.
I had no plan other than to use a palette knife and see what happened.
I started out laying a light cover of some turquoise blue, followed by another layer with some ocean blue.
After that I mixed out the colours with white paint, and started making out what I imagined was a crashing, foaming wave, far out in a stormy sea.
I didn’t really reflect on the choices I made while painting it, but when I finished and had a real look at it I was quite pleased.
So, I think this’ll be looked back on as a good sessions in the painting room for me. I alreade want to make more paintings like it 🙂