Painterly Pastels

Of the many tools available in Procreate app for iPad, the ones I like best are those that clearly mimic traditional drawing and painting media. These new abstract images reflect that preference. They were all created with several of my favorite “brushes”. The most prominent ones are “Rull” (textured roller) brushes, “soft pastel”, and “Syrup” (a kind of flexible pen tool). Other brushes were used but these are the most noticeable in the current compositions.

Procreate “brush” samples

From top to bottom: Nikko Rull, Soft Pastel and Syrup

My intention with these new digital abstractions was to create a “painterly” result as opposed to the “hard edged” designs that I sometimes do.

A more “hard-edged” previously posted design

So…here are the new designs. They have a somewhat “pastel on textured paper” appearance with added graphic line elements as well. Although all three share many of the same colors and textures, each has a unique mood or “feel”.

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.

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