Further Experiments

As I continue to explore the creative possibilities available in Procreate app for iPad, one thing remains constant. There is always a drive to find new ways to use the many available tools to create abstractions that catch the eye through composition and color. My most recent experiments are posted below. They differ in many ways but share a varied and rather contrasting palette of colors. My usual method of improvising and editing as I create was used on all three and, as always they were all built up in layers.

It must be obvious to regular viewers of this blog that I love complexity in my designs. These three definitely offer that. In addition to that intricacy I also try to add a sense of the “hand made” to these digital creations. I love looking at the surface of paintings to see how the reflected light defines their textures. All of these were edited in iColorama to give either a pitted or “dimensioned” quality to the digital “surface”. Therein lies the contradiction of digital art; to make the images look more “real” one tweaks them with even more digital magic!

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

2 thoughts on “Further Experiments”

  1. “Therein lies the contradiction of digital art; to make the images look more “real” one tweaks them with even more digital magic!” LOL Good point. I never thought of it that way.

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    1. Thanks for writing, Donna. Yes, it occurred to me as I was thinking about the whole process. Life in the 21st century is just filled with contradictions. C’est la vie.

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