Several people who follow this blog have enquired as to how I use Procreate app to make these abstract images. Today I’ll talk a bit about how layers work in Procreate and how I used them in this new drawing. To help in understanding this, I’ve made several screen shots (what the iPad looks like as I’m working in Procreate). They show the relative position (higher or lower in the stack of the layers) and the contents of individual layers.
My working method for this drawing was to create the background color layer first.
Over the background, I added a few layers of additional colors and textures as shown in the following screenshots.
When I was satisfied with the look of the background layers, new objects were created on separate layers and added to the composite image.
So, to recap my working method, I add elements over the background and shift layers as needed, keeping elements that work well and eliminating those that don’t. (The discarded elements, of course, are not show in the screen shots.) When all of the assembled layers and their contents are working to my satisfaction, the drawing is done.
Once the drawing was completed, I used iColorama app to make alterations in the surface texture and coloration of the drawing. Below are several of the results of those experiments.