Background – Distress Oxide inks and water spray on Daler-Rowney mixed media paper.

Flowers and background foliage – digital art using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.

I had a lovely time creating this artwork. Flowers are something I love and find in my art an awful lot. It took a few iterations to get the drawing of the flowers and leaves as I wanted them. A lot more iterations were needed to get the colour and texture of the flowers and leaves so that I was happy with them.

I wanted a bit more interest in the background, so I drew a leafy, simple mandala that was coloured with shades of green. I then replicated it, resized it, and applied different layer effects to each copy of the mandala.

As I was doing this, it was reminding me of the mixed media work I did a few years ago, particularly using stencils to add interest to a background.

Digital mixed-media … without the mess! I’ve said it before – I’m averse to creating a mess!

Anyway, this has been an interesting experiment in the realms of digital art and my brain is now ticking over with ideas for the future. All I have to do is make a note of them!

2 thoughts on “Flowery

  1. Marie-Céline 18 April 2020 / 18:58

    I love flowers too. This is beautiful and that background is amazing. I think I need to try that when I’ve got more experienced with Autodesk Sketchbook.


    • Angela Porter 18 April 2020 / 19:48

      🙂 I’m glad you like this, and the background. Slowly but surely I’m experimenting and discovering how to do different kinds of things with Autodesk Sketchbook. I love being able to combine traditional media with digital – now I’ve found out how to do it my way 🙂 And of course, as it’ digital it’s easy to undo or change something if you don’t like it! And there’s very little mess …


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