The best thing for artists has been the development of computer programs and apps. This digital painting is composed of two digital ‘paintings’ merged with a collage.
The apps for iPad are
1- Paper by 53
Using Painterly, photos can be imported and merged selectively by rubbing the top photo.
An abstract was designed using the Essential kit in Paper. If bought within the free app, these additioal brushes and colors are well worth the price.
I did shapes of color and pattern similar to a stone pavement. Using the eraser in the kit, I randomly did a line of white through the shapes. Use your finger or a stylus.
Another design was done of a young girl in profile. A blue circle behind her head is done with two shades. Another circle is formed with the eraser.
Collage and the finished product.
I had earlier made a notecard using a cutout from a paper towel. The design was formed by acrylic paint on my palette soaking into the towel. An orange feather and crystals enhanced the costume of the dancer.
By moving this image, I was able to duplicate the dancer. Then I used the abstract to create an overall pattern.
Each person will produce different results. Try experimenting. Gain confidence and understanding of art principles. Love what you make.
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