Doug hails from London, Ontario (Canada) and has been the stay-at-home dad in his family. He’s “always made art, cartoons, illustrations, signs, advertising art, caricatures, and comic strips.”
We asked Doug how he uses Paper and he said, “For fun, work, personal journaling images. Used Paper for final art images, and preliminary sketching. As others say, it’s the go to beginning. Fast to load, quick easy tools. And if you’re careful and meticulous, rare for me, capable of producing finishing art.”
When asked about Paper-specific projects Doug told us, “Paper was perfect for iPad drawing in museums where cameras and wet mediums are reasonably forbidden. It was a whole pocket paintbox. So I used it throughout a visit to Europe. And I was using it to redraw photos from a road trip where passing landscapes were photographed out a moving car window.”
Four of Doug’s favorite drawings are below and you can see more of his work here:
We’re #4, We’re #4! You’re in for it now that I have another app posted… yes.. a plethora of daily reports about how it’s doing in the stores and its further development! Yesterday it was ranked Number 4 in Canadian Travel in the Apple Store. That’s pretty cool!
We go through waves. The last months, in retrospect, have been tired, depressive, laden with gut pain. In the last weeks, not only have I felt better, but, as can be seen, fallow is over and creation begins. As always, just make a mark something will happen.
The hallucinogenic cyber intelligences at Psychic VR Lab have been busy this week churning out images from submissions. I sent some images through the web interface knowing they would be challenging, only because the imagery is so graphically unambiguous, leaving little, actually, for the algorithm to imagine.
This doleful cat face is from a Mix in Paper. Someone posted the eyes, I drew the cat head. Interesting additions as the organic textures add an other-worldly psychic space. The ear seems an extra-dimensional point of contact.
This is my own art. Was really about thoughts becoming words, words eating thoughts. It seemed a bit somber and doomy with that big black word balloon, but AI turned it into something really gloomy with all the eyes in the black all-consuming extra-dark Lovecraftian depression dimension.
And here, a shedding calico cat drawing I wasn’t entirely happy with. Ran some silly filters on to grind some background noise. And now it’s a demented shedding calico cat god dominating a harbour. Makes sense.
Drawn and coloured in Procreate. Incidental non-direct lighting, and the flat black wall as a background tends to bleed all the colour out. Well, all the saturated colour anyway. People mostly draw in pencil and chalks. So I altered the background colour.
First, a cropped image from Paper. Done with the Pencil stylus.
I wanted to experiment with Zen Brush, as I found my NomadBrush stylus. Zen Brush app has surface response where you need only lay down a flat fat finger for the tool to respond to the ‘pressure’ and draw full and fat strokes. The brush tempers the response to a more sensitive and smaller range of widths.
Nice bit of scratchy back and forth using the Nomad. It’s nice to push and pull the tones in the Sumi ink style tools. And mixing the use of fingers and brush gives a range of thick and thin.
And a return to Procreate. I demonstrate two apps always when people want to see what I’ve done in the life drawings session: Paper for a quick response to drawing. The ten second poses, and up to about five minutes for the first one above. It’s great to flip quickly to a fresh page when the pose changes. The tools are quick reliable and accessible. The instant the pose gets longer or might take a bit more consideration, I go to Procreate.
It is one, two three taps away from a fresh page. There’s time in a longer pose as there are a few more choices to make about brushes and tools. The zoom is better, the brushes better, the textures better. I wish there was some some visual feedback on the toolbar about what brush I have chosen. Yes I know you can save favourite brushes to the faves panel, but it’s a couple of taps and slides away. I would love multiple brushes available along the toolbar.