Saturday, January 4, 2014

Trillium and Birds

My coworker/landscape ecologist brought a potted Trillium into the office for me to sketch.  I was going to start the process of recording the blooming cycle with traditional materials, but then got the hankering to try it on the iPad using Paper 53.
I didn't spend time mixing the correct greens, but focused upon trying out the different tools and the effect they would achieve.

I'm happy with the start.  Next week I'll add one more plant that is emerging from the soil.  Then I'll play with the background a bit.

Today, I'm playing with capturing some birds at the feeder.  The first step was to add a background color.  Then, using the pencil tool, I sketched some shapes in.  The third step was to subtract the green from the birds.  My goal is to provide images of the different steps.  Hopefully I won't get so involved that I forget to save the steps :)

Happy weekend!


  1. Wow-that trillium looks great. My husband teases me how much I am on my iPad so I will try getting this app. Maybe I could do something useful. As always, I really enjoy your posts, especially those on your journal sketching.

  2. Thank you, Joan! You'll have fun with Paper 53 :)