I’ve long enjoyed other’s postings and work on this site, and decided to take the plunge and post some of my own digital sketches. First of all, big shout-out to ValenoSangue who mentioned in his sketchbook thread using the Nintendo DS and the homebrew app Colors as a tablet and painting program. I’d never heard of this, but one week later, and I feel like my life is changed. It is the most intuitive program I’ve ever used–of course, it is very stripped down, only a hard round and soft round brush, adjustments for brush size and opacity, and the color wheel…but I find that I can move really fast.
I’m starting with copies of existing works to get the feel for the program. All of these are done with the Nintendo DS and colors, between 30 and 60 minutes on each.
This first is a copy of a painting I clipped out of a catalog, but I don’t know the artist name or tilte of the piece:
This started off as a Klimt copy, but I made some departures:
Stone cold original:
This one is a Rembrandt copy: