For Valentine’s day I just drew a heart. In ArtRage, I discovered a textured background and set it to “soft.” Then I used the roller brush with a lot of pressure and the background ended up looking like lace. I love it! So I drew a heart and sprinkled a ton of glitter on top:
For Day 15, I painted a single poppy on a dark teal background.
There seems to be an endless variety of textured backgrounds in ArtRage and each one affects the tools in different ways. In this one, I used a coarse paper and tube paint and palette knife and it created what looks a bit like stained glass. And the Gloop pen made perfect spotted chicken splotches.
I forgot to post yesterday (Sunday)! This is a coneflower of sorts…. I’m still using ArtRage and for the background I used the oil brush with lots of pressure so the bristles of the brush strokes would show up. I used the Gloop pen for the flower.
Day 7 of my iPad digital art exploration. I’m playing with the Gloop pen again, trying different sizes, fluidity, and painting surface textures. It is a fantasy flower, but then I googled orange flowers and thought maybe it could be a gloopy Helenium?
And the glitter…makes good pollen, don’t you think?
For today, I got a little playful. And I learned a useful trick in ArtRage. In ArtRage, you create a painting in layers. So I first painted the purple/pink background and created another layer for the cat and mouse. But then I thought the cat and mouse should be higher and more centered. In ArtRage, you can do that. I opened the layer settings for the cat and mouse layer and selected Transform. I simply dragged the cat and mouse to reposition them. So easy!
I used the pastel to create the texture on the cushion and the air brush to create a softness to the cat.