Monthly Archives: April 2014

USING PAINT: Layers and Transparency

Most iPad Painting Apps provide layers and transparency as part of the process of digital painting. It takes a little while to get your head around it but you can be sure it is much quicker than in traditional oil … Continue reading

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ASKetch and CHIAROSCURO

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Chiaroscuro In Western art, chiaroscuro is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition (see right).  It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of … Continue reading

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A Warning: boot up your iPad before painting

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Painting Apps can use a lot of memory. They have to mix paint for example. 1. GETTING YOUR iPAD READY for a complex Painting App with layers Before starting using a painting App, close down all the Apps that you … Continue reading

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