Frost Dragon – iPad Painting

Dragons have been some of my favourite mythological creatures since I can remember. The grace and power of these beasts invoke inspiring visuals.

For my latest art piece, I decided to paint a dragon with more detail than any of my previous paintings. As such, the scaling detail of the dragon’s skin was the most time consuming part of it.

I present to you, Frost Dragon:

Frost Dragon

Frost Dragon – Made on iPad using Procreate app. Background created in Inkpad app. Total tracked time for this art is 7 hours 37 minutes.

 

I hope you enjoy this piece as much as I have enjoyed working on it! If you do, please share this post with your friends!

Hidden Seeker

Hidden Seeker

With all the Pokémon Go craze happening around the world, I thought about this concept of a monster trying to hide behind a pillar of Montreal City Hall.

I had shot this photo a while back and recently dug it out of  my collection.. The angle felt right so I sketched a monster/creature on top of it.

After a few hours of refinement, I ended up with this final piece:

 

Hidden Seeker

Hidden Seeker ©SKR Imaging

Photo shot on iPhone… Monster painted on iPad using the Procreate app.

More monsters might be hiding in the city, stay tuned.

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Reference Sketch 01 (RS-01)

For 2016, I would like to start a new series in which I will sketch a piece using a reference.

I recently joined a Facebook group where there is a Daily drawing challenge.. A reference photo or art is shared and members are invited to reproduce the posted image by drawing or sketching. This will allow for some practice and also push me to try out new types of art styles depending on what is posted.

Here is my quick attempt at one of the most recent posted references on the group. Hope you enjoy it.

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Sketched on iPad using the Procreate app and a basic rubber stylus

 

here is the link to the original reference image:

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Blue Blotch Art (BBA) – Escape (iPad Painting)

I completed an art piece today for a Facebook Group Challenge.. The challenge consisted on creating an art piece using an image of a blue blotch shape as a starting point.. All Art must be done on a Tablet or SmartPhone.

Today’s blotch image starting point was the following:

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This is what I created from in the blotch:

©SKR Imaging

©SKR Imaging

Apps used: Procreate for iPad, Snapseed 2.0

iPad Pro with pressure sensitive screen… a possibility.

Apple held its Apple Watch keynote event today. Though it was mostly about the watch, Apple also unveiled a new Macbook model. One innovation in particular caught my attention.

A new trackpad was mentioned to be included in this new Macbook as well as the latest MacBook Pro Retina (13 inch). This Trackpad will use a Technology called Force Touch. Here is a description found on Apple’s website: “The new Force Touch trackpad on the 13-inch model takes all the capabilities of Multi-Touch and adds force sensors that detect subtle differences in the amount of downward pressure you apply.”

image on Apple’s website

Apple also writes in a section called Pressure-Sensitive Drawing: “Press lightly for a thin stroke or harder for a thick one — just as you would with a pen or stylus — when marking up a Mail attachment or signing your name on a form with your fingertip.”

After reading that, one can’t help but imagine what this new Apple tech could be if applied to a larger surface (12.9 inch maybe?). If Apple would unveil a larger iPad Pro, I would hope that they leverage this tech and implement it to good use on that creative focused device. If it works well, it could really make apps like Procreate allow pressure sensitivity with any stylus or even your finger.

The possibilities of this new technology makes me hopeful for the next iPad product. Apple has a history of using tech on a bigger prototype device but commercialize it in a smaller scale (iPhone multitouch screen technology came from a prototype iPad made before the iPhone).

Do you think Apple should implement Force Touch technology in the next iPad?.. sound off in the comments section.