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I'm sharing my artposts here with additional info on materials, size, the time it took to finish the painting and some of background thoughts on it!


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Moonlight Jungle

painted in June, 2020

 

Materials used:

_iPad 2018 9"7 + Apple Pen

_program: Procreate

 

Time: 2.5 hours

 

So I've been having my ipad for two years already and apart from simple black and white illustrations, I never attempted a full drawing. I did try and fail several times and was just too discouraged to continue afterwards.

On one weekend, I just felt like I should finally give it a try and watched several Youtube Videos that I found when I searched for "illustrating on procreate".

This is the first piece that I created now after watching all those videos! I'm so glad that when I shared this in my stories, people started using it as a phone-wallpaper!

On my Instagram page, I also uploaded the timelapse!

Click here, to view the post and swipe to the second slide to view it!

 

 

 


Craigh Na Dun

painted in June, 2020

 

Materials used:

_paper: Canson Mixed Media 224g 

_watercolour: Akademie Schmincke 1/2 pots

_brushes: watercolour brushes from Da Vinci and synthetic brushes from JAX

 

Size: 23cm x 30,5cm

Time: 7 hours

 

I had a poll in my Instagram stories, what you would prefer on an Outlander bookmark. The majority voted on a watercolour painting of mine, instead of a digitally created quote. So there it is! When I was contemplating what exactly I could draw for that fandom, I immediately thought of Craigh Na Dun, because it is the place where the journey started! And let's be honest, who wouldn't love to have their own Craigh Na Dun with them while diving into new worlds (/books!)

 


Monstera Plant

painted in June, 2020

 

Materials used:

_paper: Canson Mixed Media 224g 

_watercolour: Akademie Schmincke 1/2 pots

_brushes: watercolour brushes from Da Vinci and synthetic brushes from JAX
Digital edit with Adobe Photoshop

Size: 13cm x 14cm

Time: 1 hour

 

I felt like it was time to jump into the hype of Monstera plants. Honestly, I wish I would own one, but I currently don't have much space... BUT enough space for a painting!

I always start off with a light pencil sketch and fill it with my selected colours. Check my highlights on @kimcarlika_art to view a timelapse!
Afterwards I either scan the painting or take a photo of it and clean/erase the smudges with Photoshop.

 


Summer Blues

painted in April , 2020

 

Materials used:

_paper: Canson Mixed Media 224g 

_watercolour: Akademie Schmincke 1/2 pots

_brushes: watercolour brushes from Da Vinci and synthetic brushes from JAX

Time: 30 minutes

 

Lately I've been into painting abstract flowers. My biggest source of inspiration is Inga Buividavice !

Her artworks are super stunning and I aspire to make my abstract flowers look as simple and flawless as hers! :)

 

There's still a lot of training to do so that each brushstroke has a purpose and that the complete composition is pleasing to the eye. I currently struggle with the positioning of the flowers the most, but I think with a little practice, I'll get the hang of it! :)