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Has anyone worked with sketbook on iPad?


Feb 14 2013, 8:28pm

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Has anyone worked with sketbook on iPad? Can't Post

I ask because I bought the app. I used to be an artist of mediocre skill and have always enjoyed sketching and painting. Never before have I attempted to delve into Tolkiens works until today. the results were not quite representative of my skill, but then again I have never used a digital tool to draw and its quite a bit different than drawing with pencil pen, or using an actual paintbrush, but it was fun. If you have used any program and have any tip please let me know.

Oh and working with layers is a very nice thing! I'll try to post what I doodled out playing with the program. Its just a sketch of Galadriel based on one of Kates picture's from the Hobbit. Color was done in multiple layers trying to smooth out the texture and get the right tones and such. Its not great, but I learned a lot in the process so maybe the next time I can come up with something a little better.

"clever hobbits to climb so high!"
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(This post was edited by elevorn on Feb 14 2013, 8:28pm)
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Tol Eressea

Feb 17 2013, 8:39am

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digital... [In reply to] Can't Post

I've had a wacom graphics tablet for years, and Photoshop 7. I like both (and would highly recommend them). However, I find I can't draw worth ^%$&%$ on the tablet, at least, not lines. I can paint with the airbrush, fix photos, dither drawings... but with linework I am far better with pencil (I also loathe pen and ink), Prismacolor penicl, or brush.

I often do the sketch, Prismacolor line, erase pencil scribble, watercolor... then Photoshop in extras like corrections, type, etc.

Working in layers helps, you can erase without erasing what you've already done. I also save each stage of a piece as a separate file so I can go back to an earlier version if I really screw it up.

Photosho for Dummies far exceeds the actual Photoshop manual in excellence, and humor.

OK, that's not about Ipads, but maybe some vague insights into other digital media.

Go outside and play...


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