I do enjoy exploring different genres of art, and the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau styles of art are ones that resonate with me.
I’ve loved the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh for a very long time, but never really took time to explore the work and to use it as an inspiration for my own work.
I sketched the outline design on paper, then edited and tidied it up in Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. I have used a mixture of gradient fills and colouring as if I was using a pencil or marker in other areas. I’m now adding some typically ‘Angela’ intricate patterns to various areas, so this isn’t finished.
I really do tend to gravitate towards creating digitally these days, and loving it too I am, though I still like to sketch the bones of my idea out on paper, scan it in and then use that as a guide; I’ve still not got my head around the size on the page and the real size of the art that will result.