Monday, February 4, 2013

DIGITAL DRAWING CHALLENGES

Imaginary drawing Auyrn Ink App

Auyrn Ink App from photo
I have been playing around with this watercolor app in my iPad called Auyrn Ink.  I like the idea of creating the look of watercolor but, so far. have found it challenging to create something satisfying.  Naturally, the answer is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!   The biggest frustration I am having is getting the color selector to register a bright red.  I can't seem to figure it out.  If someone knows the secret, please let me in on it!  I usually use a photo reference or live model when I draw and paint the head.  I decided to make an image up for a change of pace.  That is the first image.   The second is from a photo.  One of the features on this app is it will only go back one action, so if you change your mind two or more actions down the road, too bad.  I guess this will force me to slow down and evaluate as I move along in building the image.  This is probably a good habit to develop.  

Speaking of habits, I signed up for a free Mental Toughness Coaching 21 day series on the internet.  I keep waiting for the money pitch, but so far (4 days) it really is free.  I get a nice hard hitting lecture every day on disciplining myself to overcome self defeating habits.  It is about diet, but really applies to life and the choices we make and the price we pay for those choices.    Not that any of the information is new, but hearing it everyday will be useful and reinforcing.  Self improvement is a life long challenge.  I don't think we ever get to that perfect place, but always striving to be better in every way I can moves me in the right direction and hopefully make some progress.  




4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Some of the few digital images I really like, Myrna! Your unique style comes through loud and clear and looks so much less computer generated than most pieces I've seen. My daughter is the only other artist I've seen who could do the same. Lovely!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna,
I think it's interesting that they look like watercolor paintings. I think it's exciting to see what your imagination creates; inspiring. I'm curious, what is the link to the mental toughness coach?

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you Sherry. Interesting observation regarding the digital images look like my style. I never think of myself as having a particular style. Others seem to be able to pick my work out very easily!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Peggy. wish I had your imagination!!!!! The mental fitness coach is at http://www.fatloser.com/ I hope you don't plan to lose weight because you would quickly disappear!

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