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Title: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on November 30, 2016, 07:40:07 PM
This is something new I am going for: digital painting with the IPad Pro. Its real fun and highly addictive.

:smiley6600:

Title: Re: Church in Castle grounds - completely digital
Post by: Kathysutterlin on November 30, 2016, 08:05:42 PM
 :heeha: Oh how fun Gita. Is this the newer iPad? I just may have to upgrade and give it a try.
Title: Re: Church in Castle grounds - completely digital
Post by: Gita on November 30, 2016, 09:34:09 PM
Kathy, it's the new IPad Pro with the pencil stylus. The App which I'm using to draw is called Pro create. It took me some time to learn some features of this App with so many possibilities to create something at all.
I found it exiting to import a picture to create the outlines! The colouring is up to ones own creativity. I'm traveling at present, so that this gadget is absolutely fun- especially using the stylus!   :D
Title: Re: Completely digital - Church in Castle grounds
Post by: Happychappy on November 30, 2016, 10:25:23 PM
Gita it looks lovely but I know feathers about digital painting.  I have read on some sites that digital painting is not permitted but what that means, as I said, I don't know.  I can barely find my way around the computer let alone anything else.  :crazy2:


Patricia
Title: Re: Completely digital - Church in Castle grounds
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on November 30, 2016, 11:19:17 PM
Very nice job, Gita!  :clap: :clap: So, the iPad is getting more like my Surface Pro. I love the pencil on my Surface. I use it quite a bit. What software are you using to draw?
Title: Re: Completely digital - Church in Castle grounds
Post by: Danielle123 on December 01, 2016, 02:10:12 AM
Lovely painting Gita, i like the softness of it all.  :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Completely digital - Church in Castle grounds
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 01, 2016, 06:20:07 AM
Lovely, Gita!!  The whole digital concept is scary to me.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Completely digital - Church in Castle grounds
Post by: Gita on December 01, 2016, 02:19:41 PM
 :thankyou: Steve. The app is called pro create for 6 , worth the price. I find the stylus more convenient than on the surface for drawing.

Patricia,Mea,  I am a curious person, I want to try media which is new to me and find out what pleases me. Actually a lot of movie stuff and comic films have been created digitally. When I watch these films it is fascinating to see what creativity lies behind it. For e.g. The movie Avatar. Another thing which is pleasing is that you just need your IPad and a stylus and you give a go.

 :thankyou: Danielle. I am sure there are tools to create a painting look like WC or acrylic etc. I used the airbrush here.
Title: Re: Completely digital - Church in Castle grounds
Post by: Happychappy on December 01, 2016, 06:59:54 PM
Gita, I tried to look up some videos on You Tube but am still none the wiser. I have Photoshop 14 Elements which I have had for a while now and still don't know how to use it ... not that I have tried too much.  :crazy2:   Anyway, it will be interesting to see how you like it.


Patricia
Title: Re: Gitas trial to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 02, 2016, 09:13:47 PM
My first attempt of self portrait - I think there is a lot of similarity...  :D. One could endlessly work on this, I chose to stop. Do comment   :eyesclosed:


Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 02, 2016, 11:11:20 PM
 O0 Nice Gita.  :clap: It's an interesting study doing a self portrait, isn't it? Do you have a photo that you are following for this portrait? I'd love to look at them side by side since I don't really know your features that well.
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Steve Weatherwax on December 03, 2016, 12:34:15 AM
Very nice, Gita!  :clap: :clap: I would try a self-portrait, but every mirror I looked into shatters into thousands of pieces! ;)
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2016, 12:47:55 AM
 :2funny: :2funny: Steve, I really love your humour! Well, I did cheat a bit on this portrait. Thats why its so good to draw your own!!!
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Happychappy on December 03, 2016, 01:30:23 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Good job Gita.   Patricia
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2016, 02:31:14 AM
Ah, thanks  Kathy, shall try to upload the original.
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Danielle123 on December 03, 2016, 02:47:08 AM
Very nice self portrait Gitano.   :clap: :clap: :clap:

Steve that was funny.  ;D
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2016, 03:15:45 AM
Kathy, I admit there are similarities but I have to make another attempt to get the likeliness. I have added the original now.
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2016, 04:01:12 AM
Made some corrections: made the nose smaller, eyes less fish shaped, corrected some parts around the mouth.Still cannot get this puffy cheek look better. :-\

Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: MaryAnne Long on December 03, 2016, 05:36:33 AM
Nice work, Gita.  Not sure how you do it, but you seem to have taken well to this new medium.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2016, 11:28:41 AM
 :thankyou: Danielle,  ( Gitano...  :2funny:)
 :thankyou: Mea, hope to get better. But holding a brush in your hands to paint will never loose its charm. Though, I am going to draw my daughter next.  :D
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 03, 2016, 05:01:21 PM
Oh yes, that helps having your photo. I think you may slim some of the fullness in your face (On the portrait  ;) ) if you define the jawline darker. In the photo, your jawline has a distinct line. You went softer in the portrait. I see the same on the shadow in the nose. Look very closely at the subtle highlights and shadows of your face. They will give you the couture.

That said, you have done a beautiful job. This is just looking at the fine detail.
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 03, 2016, 07:22:26 PM
Gita, your reference photo for your portrait is gone.  :confused:
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Gita on December 03, 2016, 09:33:21 PM
Kathy, I uploaded my reference as you wished. I prefer to stay a bit in the background regarding my photographs on the web. Feel a bit uncomfortable about this, I removed it. Hope you understand this.
But I thank you very much for your very valuble suggestions. I tried implementing them for some hours but it is rather difficult. I have to practice a lot in portrait drawing. I shall give a second try.  :1hug:
Title: Re: Gitas attempts to use digital medium
Post by: Kathysutterlin on December 04, 2016, 12:43:06 AM
I do understand, Gita.  :1hug:  Please don't be hard on yourself. Your portrait is beautiful and I admire your work. I look forward to your next one.  :painting:

You may have seen my pencil portrait attempt. It was scary to sit in front of a mirror and draw myself.  :P