One day, I decided that I am going to make better use of my iPad. Especially since I have time on my hands to explore new things. After googling around for the best Art applications, ArtRage came up tops.
I have never learnt how to paint nor taken any art classes. However, I always looked up to the great artists who can draw emotions out of their brushes or carving tools. How are they able to do that?
Then I realized that I was limiting myself in my thoughts again. On a whim, I decided to focus on making quick 5-minute art pieces. It seemed like a smaller hurdle to cross when looking at all the talented artists around. It also suited my personality since I am more of an impressionist at heart; I prefer to capture a mood or emotion rather than being realistic.
The interface of the app was really easy and intuitive to use and I appreciated that there were very variations that could be made to capture a certain feel or texture.
I played around the app and as I thought of you, I did this piece. You are like my sunshine!
I really like the watercolour paintbrush function, as we could evoke Chinese calligraphic styles to paint these:
I really love this piece by you and the details of the seeds flying
It is really fun to draw using this tool! I used it again to make a backdrop my own Christmas card:
I know that I would need to learn how to throw away my old mental mindsets of what I can and cannot do. Wish me courage!