Recently, I got some Copic markers. Everyone seems to RAVE about these markers and I was swayed by how others used them to create gorgeously blended works of art. But... these markers seem to be an industry unto themselves. There are many classes out there taught by certified instructors, etc. I have not taken any of them. So, I've been a little disappointed that my own attempts to blend with them are not quite ready to hang in the Louvre (heck, they're not ready to hang in the local Motel 6). Perhaps I'm giving up too soon, but I think I prefer my paints and pencils.
Anyhow... I've been on a bit of a daffodil kick lately and so I attempted a lone daffodil with these new markers and, alas, found it quite one dimensional and cartoony (to be clear-- this was my deficit, not the markers!):
In an attempt to add something to it, I doodled up a few words from Wordsworth (off the top of my head, so I don't think they're quite right) and was equally unhappy with the uneven mess my pen created there, as well.
That's where this cool little app came into play. It's called Superimpose and it's for the iPad. Some of the articles about it lead you to believe that its best use is for things like putting your dog's head on your grandmother's body, but it has some cool features that allow you to manipulate your work digitally-- something new to me.
Originally, the words I wrote were in solid black pen, but they were clunky and uneven. With this program, I was able to create an outline view of the letters:
Still uneven, but not quite as clunky since they're not as dark.
And then I overlaid them on the daffodil:
Linking up to Paint Party Friday. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!