I’m still having fun with iColorama, an app for iPad and iPhone. It is an amazing app that does just endless tasks. Every time I open the app, I find more that it can do.
I used a model from Pixabay and the tulips are my photographs.
The background started out as a large pink begonia. iColorama has several distortion apps inside it that I used to develop the background. Then I used several different settings on the main photo. I also used the paint brushes inside iColorama on this piece. Finally, I used textures to pull the piece together. Then in the final part I put it in the Tone Lab for some adjusting.
All together, this is a very fun app, with endless possibilities.
I am still working in iColorama. For details about the app, see my previous post.
iColorama is an app full of different options and the possibilities are endless.
I think that is what makes it such a popular app that people use. It can be hard to understand and if you are a Photoshop or Lightroom user it is not intuitive for you.
But now that I’m using it more, I’m seeing lots of possibilities.
I still find it an odd app to mask in and sometimes go over to Leonardo for that.
This model is from Pixabay which provides copyright free images for people to use.
iColorama is an app that is very difficult to master. In fact, I bet that aside from the woman who wrote the software, there are very few people who can tell you everything this app does. But, there is so much this app does it’s amazing. Once you get familiar with it and start to understand how it works, you find that the possibilities are endless. It also has a sister app called Metabrush. But I’ll leave that and it’s other sister app iColorama Painter for some other blog.
I’m currently taking a class by two women that both use iColorama to teach the class. It’s an ok class. But I am disappointed they did not cover the app more in depth and go over more of its features. For what I paid for the class, I expected more explanations about the app.
What the class has done is get me using the app more often and exploring it more on my own.
I did learn a few basic things that I had not quite fully understood before.
It also has me doing some different kinds of edits than I normally do.
Unfortunately iColorama is only available for iPad and iPhone.
, best effort
, digital art
, iPad Pro
This last week a new app was released for iPhone and iPad. It’s called Kino Glitch. $1.99 at the App Store.
For those of you unfamiliar with Glitch apps, they’re meant to pretty much destroy your photo or drawing.
But this app is different. You have quite a bit of control over it. It’s different from any Glitch app I’ve ever used.
You choose the type of grid you want. Then you can adjust the size of the grid and how much Glitch effect comes through the grid. I chose none for this.
Then you can add a background and overlay.
You can also take your fingers and start moving the piece around. This is proving to be great fun.
The developer seems responsive to problems.
For anyone interested, I own a page on Instagram that features all kinds of photography, edits and art. If you would like to be featured, just tag to #BPA_Arts.
Enjoy your day!
This is an image that was done on my iPad using a great app called iColorama. It is also available for the iPhone. It is difficult to fully explain this app. It works in layers but I think only two at a time. I’m currently taking a class to better understand it. It has tons of effects that you can’t even begin to wrap your head around. Then it has brushes. It’s possibilities are unlimited. But in many ways it is not, to me intuitive. At least not coming from Painter, Photoshop and Lightroom, Plus there is no manual. A really odd thing in my opinion. Previously, the app has left me in tears of frustration.
So this class is proving extremely helpful.
After I got done with this in iColorama, I did put it in Procreate and paint the light areas on the yellow petals.
To be honest, this was a pretty crummy photo. I’m amazed it turned out so well. The upper left was completely blown out. To fix that I did take the piece into an app called Touch Retouch which is an all time favorite app of mine. I cloned the blue background on the upper left. I love technology.
Have a great evening.
This is my most recent painting that I did in Painter. I started it in Rebelle as usual. Rebelle is a digital watercolor app that works just like real watercolor. It is written by digital artists.
I used Artist Oil brushes that I made to paint this. If anyone is interested in these bruins, drop me a line.
This was a very fun piece to paint. I love the colors I chose. They made my mouth water.
Something I discovered in this painting is that I used a more muted color for the leaves. This plays off the bright colors in the flowers and makes the bright show off more.
I know that the impressionists used grey in their paintings to show off their bright colors. I’ve just never totally understood that. But I see it in these leaves and flowers.
Enjoy your day!
Something different for you today. I am mainly an abstract artist. But here is a fun little landscape. I like to try these just to see where they can go.
I did this in Painter by Corel. I love the many things that Painter can do. For instance, it has a perspective tool I used to make sure my path was correct in relation to the horizon.
I used pastels and acrylics to do this piece.
It looked a bit empty when I got done, so I added the guy walking on the path.
I love to do skies that are very colorful. I could sit and paint beautiful sunset or sunrise skies all day.
While I was painting this my goal was to allude to the landscape in the way the impressionists did. They gave an illusion of leaves and let the eye fill in the details.