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Combatting boredom … while on board a flight home

On my way back from Cleveland last week, I was tired, my feet hurt … I had just gone through Customs and Immigration in Toronto, and was on board an Air Canada flight bound for home. Reading did not sound too exciting; got tired of playing games on my iPad, and still had about 3 hours to go!  What to do … what to do …?

I decided to play with an App I bought a long time ago, but have never really played with. It’s called “Procreate”.  Of course I had the stylus at home, but in a pinch, my finger worked great.

If you’ve seen my work lately, you know that I’ve been working quite a bit with black and white and all shades of grey, so for the sake of consistency, and so I didn’t have to worry too much about the colors I was using, I decided to stick to a monochromatic color scheme. First attempts were deleted, but I kept these sketches.  I promise to remember to keep better track and a record of which tools I used next time, so I can share them with you.  For now, this is what I ended up with:

winter-landscapeThis is the initial sketch, using different types of lines and tools – again, using my finger as a brush/pen.

winter-landscape-w-yellowWith the addition of some texture in two different colours of mustard yellow.

wl3Scaled down version – same texture as before – more muted color added.

winter-landscape2Different texture this time, with a brighter color of yellow.

What do you think?  I love how these turned out!  I am not sure what I would do with them, but it was a lot of fun making them, and by the time I figured out how to duplicate the images, change the textures, etc. etc., the plane had almost reached Calgary!  I was so engrossed in what I was doing, I didn’t even notice the turbulence!

I hope you enjoy these small sketches.  Have you worked with this App before?  If so, share your thoughts with me.  I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading and keep quilting!



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