Life Drawings April 27 2022

I continued to use Art Set app for iPad this week for my life drawing session. One of the options in this app is to customize the workspace. On any of the four sides of the screen, a palette can be placed and customized with various colors or a combination of tools or “brushes”. I’ve been experimenting with a variety of configurations and used this one for this week’s drawings.

Modifying tools are on the left – top circle adjusts size of brush, lower circle adjusts transparency – drawing tools or “brushes are on the bottom – the right palette holds a selection of pre-selected colors.
If I want an additional selection of colors, I can tap on the color circle on the bottom palette and it will bring up the color wheel from which I can choose an infinite number of colors. The chosen color become the active color as is shown with the light blue appearing in all of the brushes and on the color wheel.

The problem with this configuration is that I’m right-handed and as I’m drawing I inadvertently might select an unwanted color from the right palette just by touching it. This makes for a clumsy delay while drawing, especially in the short poses.

I’ve reconfigured the arrangement of tools and colors so that there is no palette on the right at all. I’ll use this next week and see if it helps.

new workspace arrangement with no palette on the right

This week’s drawings are below with timings of the poses in the captions.

five minute pose
five minute pose
five minute pose
five minute pose (I must admit that I made some additional modifications when I got home to try to improve this drawing, something I don’t usually do)
five minute pose
twenty minute pose
thirty minute pose
fifteen minute pose

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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