Category Archives: Art History

Outdoor Drawing

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I have been on holiday in Tasmania. The weather was good but the seats on the quay were wet from overnight rain. I looked at the reflection of the boats in the water and wondered how ASKetch would translate what … Continue reading

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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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PAINTING: Combining two Apps for painting……..

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There is a really good reason why you should combine two Apps together rather than stick with one for drawing and then start another when you paint. This is because the information you have gained, the form, the tone (shading) … Continue reading

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The Mindset

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The Mind of the Artist. Visual artists, working in any medium (even an iPad!) tend to think in terms of shapes, lines, colours and textures, tones. Some use spatial qualities. Artists can observe this way in the real world or  … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Depth: 3D objects on a 2D surface

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When we look around us in the real world we already have a built-in spatial understanding, we “know” that our world or the objects in our room exist spatially.  Some things are close to us and other things are further … Continue reading

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Drawing Still Life

Still Life Painting has a long history… from the detailed complexity of the Dutch painters in the 16th Century to artists like Chardin in the !8th and Cezanne in the 19th/20th Century. Every still life painting has a drawing behind … Continue reading

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Drawing traditionally and for fun

Drawing is perhaps the basis of all visual art: we can draw with many types of media, pencils, pens, charcoal, your finger etc. You can also draw and block in shapes with a brush, a roller, or a palette knife … Continue reading

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