Tuesday, August 3, 2010
For Willie and Balookey: Yellow Lady's Slipper Orchid
I did this "painting" with Sketchpad Pro (by Autodesk) on my iPad and am making prints of it for Willie for his pocket and for Ballookey because she helped me get started on the iPad. I did NOT touch it up on photoshop, this is straight off the iPad--I wanted it to be an untouched iPad picture. I spent several weeks working on it because Sketchpad pro is very slow (for me; I'm a newbie.) Sometimes, I used a pogo stylus, but mostly, I used my finger. I "painted" it from scratch, no photo was used. I did however, use a photo as a reference. The photo I used is one I took myself many years ago in the pouring rain. My mother stood over me with an umbrella. I did not paint all the droplets that were in the photo--that would have taken literally years to do. I just put a few representative ones in. Willie will receive his with his sketchbook. I will mail Ballookey her under separate cover to save for the pocket of her sketchbook. See that floating leaf at the bottom? I tried and tried and it would not write there. So--too bad. The floating leaf is now part of the picture. C'est la vie!