Figurescapes

Creating Abstract Figurative Art on Your iPad

Classroom is Open!

 (iOS Users Only-No Android Use)

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Hello everyone, I am a mixed media and digital artist, with over 20 years of Photoshop experience.  My exploration of art on the iPad came about quite by happenstance, when I had to give up my art studio for over a year to accommodate family needs. 

With only my laptop and iPad for tools, I turned to mobile photography and mobile art, which I can honestly say, has changed my approach to art all together! 

Although, I now have my studio back and still love my mixed media art, the iPad keeps calling me to create on it! Why? Well, first of all it’s portable so I take it with me wherever I go! Second, all the FUN of creating with NO clean up! Gotta love that!

Through extensive exploration, I have discovered innovative techniques to creating unique, expressive and modern abstract figurative art! 

Now, I'm excited to share those techniques with you!

xo,

Tricia Dewey

 

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"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."
-Albert Einstein
 

 

 

Registration Is Open!

EARLY BIRD PRICE $58! 

Ends October 16, 2017

Regular Price $75

Classroom Opens October 30, 2017

 (iOS Users Only-No Android Use)

{Lifetime Access-Downloadable Videos}


Class Structure:

First we will be creating our own frames and edges using mixed media supplies. Then we will focus on blending these digitally to create framed papers, edges and other digital elements. We will also go over how to prepare your botanical photos with a variety of effects to have at your disposal for use in our digital art. Lastly, there are 4 projects and a bonus project that will use everything we have learned and created.

***Special Bonus***

As a registered student to this class, I will also be providing you with all of the high resolution backgrounds, photos and elements used in creating all these projects as well as some extra backgrounds and framed images  for your personal use! You will love experimenting with these! You will also get pdf files that outline all the steps taken to create all the backgrounds and pieces as well as the projects.


What you will learn in this class:

I Will Be Guiding You Through Several Topics and Techniques Such as:

  • Learn how to prepare your botanical photos so that you have a variety of images to work with.
  • Learn to use a variety of techniques to recolor your botanical photography.
  • Learn how to create your own edges and intricate frames using mixed media supplies.
  • Learn how to prepare these edges and frames in both Photoshop (or Photoshop Elements) and on the iPad using apps.
  • Learn how to combine these edges and textures to create your framed background papers on the iPad.
  • Learn several new apps that will add frames to your new background papers.
  • Learn how to create several different versions of your framed papers for use in your digital art.
  • Learn to use stock photography of windows and doors to create frames within your digital piece.
  • Continuing to develop your process of app staking and developing your own workflow.
  • Exposure to some new apps and possibilities.

 

 
 

Supplies:

Physical Supplies:

  • Gelli Plate-any brand and any size you have.
  • Acrylic paints: You can use cheap acrylics blended with Retarder (to increase working time), or Golden Open Acrylics.
    • You will only need one or two colors-no black or white.
  • Retarder: Any brand, IF you are using student grade or cheap acrylics. Not necessary if using Golden Open Acrylics.
  • Brayer
  • Newsprint, tissue, cheap copy paper or deli paper for blotting-any of these will do.
  • Cardstock or paper to print onto.
  • 1 piece of cheap watercolor paper (or yardstick) to cut into shapes
  • Scissors
  • Stencils-you will need stencils with delicate designs around the edges. You can also cut your own.
  • Paper towels and wipes
  • Spray bottle with water

Digital Supplies:

  • iPad
  • Sylus (optional)
  • Photoshop or Photoshop Elements **Not Required** I will be showing how to prepare your elements in both Photoshop and on the iPad.
  • iPad apps listed below:

APP LIST

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These apps will be demonstrated in the class. If you have other apps that function similarly, please feel free to use those. Many of these apps have in-app purchases. I have included those in the total price below. I have purchased those extra filters, but you do not have to.

Apps:

  • Procreate
  • Stackables
  • Superimpose
  • Leonardo
  • UltraPop
  • Snapseed
  • Color Thief
  • LightBrush
  • Tadaa (iPhone app)
  • Filters for iPhone & iPad
  • Filterloop
  • Background Eraser

Total App investment = $29.92 for all without in-app purchases. Some in-app purchases we will be using, but not all. Stackables will use in-app purchases in the demonstration, but you do not have to purchase them. Watch the videos first, and then decide if it is for you.

**OPTIONAL** I will be showing how to prepare your elements in both Photoshop and on the iPad. YOU DO NOT NEED PHOTOSHOP for this class if you do not have it! I will be showing you how to do everything on the iPad.

    Registration Is Open!

    EARLY BIRD PRICE $58! 

    Ends October 16, 2017

    Regular Price $75

    Classroom Opens October 30, 2017

    (iOS Users Only-No Android Use)

    {Lifetime Access-Downloadable Videos}