Well, it finally happened...I've gone digital! I have been fascinated lately by digital art. It used to be looked down upon by fine art painters and not allowed in competitions, but lately it has gained a new respectability and is much more abundant. I wanted to learn how to use Procreate, after seeing some wonderful digital art on Sktchy, so I took a short class from Lisa Fillion, a Canadian teacher, It was a four part class and Lisa's teaching style is clear and easy to understand, so I took great notes and practiced as we went along. I love the ability to use different kinds of brushes to add layers without affecting other layers and to add patterns, among other things. No messy paints, no wasted materials...its cost effective, And the best part? You can save the images as JPEGs and share them or print them out (over and over) on your own color printer. I'm so excited, I dream about doing the next piece before I even touch my sylus to my I Pad.
So, take a look at my portfolio, where I have uploaded a few pieces. Meanwhile, here's a new self-portrait I did in Procreate, to show you what I'm talking about.