IPad adventures

Step-by-step iPad Drawing- Pacific Tree Frog

Pacific Tree Frog  ArtRage iPad 3

Pacific Tree Frog ArtRage iPad 3

I’ve finally had time to get back to drawing and sketching on my iPad. Here’s a step-by-step of a Pacific tree frog, one of many, who lives in our yard, but who showed up in my husband’s office, probably courtesy of one of the cats. I took some photos of him and then released him back down at the pond.

The drawing took about two hours and uses the same skills I apply to any other art media I may use. My current favorite stylus is a BoxWave EverTouch, which has a fine metal fabric tip instead of rubber, which means less drag, none really, on the surface of the tablet’s protective shield.

First I do a sketch

First I do a sketch using the pencil tool in a light tone

Then I lay in washes using the watercolor brush tool

Then I lay in washes using the watercolor brush tool

Another wash layer

Another wash layer

I start laying in colors with the crayon tool

I start laying in colors with the crayon tool

And just continue adding layers until I get what I want

Aadding layers of color until I get what I want and refining the eye

Adding final touches like the light in the eye

The eye is mostly done and now I’ll finish the body

Pacific Tree Frog  ArtRage iPad 3

And, once again, the finished drawing-Pacific Tree Frog. I enjoy adding all the noodling of colors pushing and pulling values and temperatures, along with defining the forms

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