i enjoyed trying out all of the different blues in my watercolor palette today. the tablecloth was begging to be painted into my sketchbook. so i obliged.
i remembered hearing about THIS app - waterlogue. it turns photos into watercolor paintings. i downloaded it, then took an ipad screenshot while it was in progress. i was planning to base my sketch on this:
but i ended up with this:
obviously my plan to simplify the sketching process ended up complifying it. all i see when i look at it is a bull horn.
i should have looked at the completed waterlogue version instead. and should have just painted it directly with no pre-sketch. will try this again! if you're a purist you will probably not be interested in this trick, but since i'm an impure experimenter i had no problems playing along.
i attempted to do the same thing with my tablecloth, but when i saw the waterlogue version...
i decided to paint from the tablecloth instead of the app pic. it's a fun app and worth investigating. and for the impurists among us it can be a good learning tool. if you get the app and decide to paint something based on what it renders, do upload to your blog or flickr. i'd like to do another post in a week or so with links to your little masterpieces!
THANK YOU for all the cello/violin recommendations. so good!