!!To do a thorough review in autumn when Aps have been upgraded for iOS 11. Digital watercolour is a key feature for upgrade with faster processing speeds.
Currently my attempts are pretty crude. These will be explored for Assignment 4 on Aldeburgh.
SketchClub Japanese shape brush gradient
Currently digital watercolour depends on transparency effects, edge effects, and deletion with water brushes to vary transparency.
Good at very detailed drawings that build up gradually in textured layers using a combination of water brush shapes (including drips) and water eraser. Use alpha lock for edge effects. Has the most control over brush shape. Bleeds have to be simulated through smudge or eraser tool and edge effects. Due for significant upgrade in the autumn.
For the most beautiful effects I have found:
Can get interesting effects with the canvas variants. Mainly focuses on edge effects.
Watercolour brush is the only brush I would really use from the built-in toolset. It has really nice bleed effects that are fascinating to watch. Good for atmospheric abstract effects. But difficult to get real subtlety. Upgrade due?
Dedicated watercolour for more complex combined techniques. Has 3 layers that dry at different rates that can be controlled. But quite slow at higher resolution.
Can get nice Japanese watercolour effects with vector gradients for beautiful anime type effects. But not watercolour as such.
Creatively I have always found the natural world my biggest inspiration; most of my artistic lessons have been drawn directly from close observation and study of organic material. I also am fascinated by the inner worlds of the imagination and my work is an attempt to bridge the gap between the two.
He produces both digital and traditional painting, also printmaking (mostly abstract collage) and sculpture. His digital work is very detailed fantasy studies of insects and monsters. It is not clear whether these are all in Procreate, or Photoshop.
Austin Bachelor mainly does sketches and line art on paper and then brings into Procreate to colour and tidy up, putting lighting effects etc.
Fat pencil from Mike Henry just modify size limits on technical pencil
Round brush for underpainting with opacity fall off for pressure
Charcoal block and Nikko Rull
Sometimes large soft brush for gradient
Texture brush for background. Do underpainting select and enlarge.
Clean line art: Use studio pen. Vary lineweight, streamline about 30%.
How to bring in Line Art
Paint out all around the lineart. Adjust with curves to get the paper completely white and lines as black as possible. Then set to multiply. If you lock the later you can then easily paint underneath or on top.
How to recolour Line Art.
Have all line art on one line. Can just drag and drop colour then use the adjustment sliders to alter colour,brightness etc. If you want to just draw a different colour on a selected area, select the layer and brush it over.
Put different elements on different layer. With alpha lock. And use adjustment sliders. Can drop different colours first.
Select shape with lasso create a new layer and paint over selection. Can also reverse selection in the select mode.