Inspire Pro

Inspire Pro

Art Rage

Art Rage

Brushes

Brushes

Brushes

Auryn Ink

Auryn Ink

Auryn Ink

Procreate

Procreate

OmniSketch

OmniSketch

OmniSketch

This certainly has been an interesting experiment for me, on several levels. I learned a lot about the various apps. While I can see potential in each one, Brushes is by far the easiest for me to feel some competency using. I get the cleanest colors and most predictable marks. I’m not giving up on the others, just recognizing I will need to work with them a lot more.

By working on a similar image in each program, I have a much clearer idea of what each app is going to be best at, and where it’s going to be challenging. I think I got to this understanding much faster by doing this, than if I had just done a series of random unrelated images.

It was a bit unnerving to post my first sketches, things that would normally get deleted or kept only as a learning tool. It was helpful in letting go of another layer of perfectionism in any form.

Here is the whole series:

Inspire Pro Fish

Art Rage Fish

Brushes Fish

Auryn Ink Fish

Procreate Fish

OmniSketch Fish

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4 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your experiment Christine and what a great way to test out and learn from each app with a similar image. Congratulations on letting go — I’m all for the art of surrender myself!

  2. Thanks for sharing your experiment Christine and what a great way to test out and learn from each app with a similar image. Congratulations on letting go — I’m all for the art of surrender myself!

    • Back in art school, I had an assignment to draw the same oyster shell 100 times. It was on of the most difficult, but most fruitful exercises I did. We had to find something different to express in each one. It opened my eye and showed me I can push my creativity past my own preconceived boundaries. This is a mini version of that process that is revealing tons of insights.


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