So here I am AGAIN painting a daily face. I do this for awhile, then for some reason I quit. Then all the lessons I learn are forgotten, much of the forward motion I make is lost.☹️
Then I have to get up the courage to start again. I pull out my notes, look at the old portraits, see what I did right and wrong and go forward again.
This time I am working with new watercolor brushes in Procreate 5.0. I have never been impressed by watercolor in Procreate. But these brushes by Max Ulichney ($25!!!!!!) were being spoken of as really wonderful.
I balked at the price. But then went ahead and purchased them at Gumroad.
I really like them a lot! Max outdid himself. So did Procreate with its new brush engine.
So far, I’ve done three of these and they are improving each morning.
This is the second in a series of obscured portraits. I am doing these as a result of a really wonderful class I’ve been taking from Tricia Dewey. You can get information on the class here. She also has many other great classes that you can check out.
I did this piece on my iPad Pro. The apps I will discuss can also all be used on an iPhone.
I applied several textures. Some were textures I had taken at the ocean last Christmas.
I started out with an app I’ve had around for a long time and not used much. I think I had really under rated it. It’s called Repix. I really like the brushes down towards the end. Especially charcoal, chalk, Van Gogh and drips.
I took the piece into Snapseed and applied one of the new looks they have. I think I used Accentuate to bring out the colors in the piece.
Then I took it into iColorama and used the Paint brushes. I also applied Style/Coherence. iColorama is the app that just keeps on giving. Just when I think I might have it somewhat figured out, I find out more.
I enjoyed making this obscured piece. I hope you enjoy it.
I am taking a class from my friend Tricia Dewey. It is called Obscured. You can check it out here.
We are working on portraits and obscuring them. It’s very interesting.
We are working on our iPads. The main app we are using is Art Studio Pro. It is very close to Photoshop. I am pleasantly surprised by this. It is a very robust app and you can use very large documents with many layers and we are using 50 undo levels.
You can import all the Photoshop brushes, gradients, patterns, etc.
We are also using Snapseed, and Repix.
In this image I started with iColorama using the Brush in Rebound to lay down textures and then moved into Art Studio Pro as well as the other two apps.
Tricia has many other wonderful classes at her web site that are well worth checking out.