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Friday, January 22, 2016

Steampunk digital art using an iPad - DT post for Forever Dark Challenges!

Howzit Everyone!
Our current challenge over at Forever Dark Challenges is Anything Goes with an optional twist and January is STEAMPUNK!

We have 2 fabulous sponsors this month

That Craft Place

You can see the projects I made for That Craft Place HERE and HERE!
Today I'm sharing the project I made for Stitchy Bear Stamps using this fabulous lady called Steampunk - 3 piece set by BBKakes.

 I've been working on developing my skills in using an awesome application called Paper 53 and colouring on my iPad using a stylus.  Contrary to popular belief, doing digital art in Photoshop or similiar applications is not cheating or easy to do in the slightest and all who do digital work agree, it can be even more time consuming than doing traditional colouring on paper with markers and coloured pencils!  It is also super fun to have if you travel a lot and can't take all your supplies with you.  I was in the UK for Christmas when I started working on this one and it probably took me a total of 6 hours to complete so I'm getting better at it and I'm now developing my style on how I like to digi colour.

I got a new stylus for Christmas that I just LOVE!!!!  It's a PAINT BRUSH, squeal of delight!!!!!
The stylus is by Sensu and it's a paint brush and stylus two-in-one! 

I used the brush part to lay down a watercolour base with the watercolour brush app tool and then a combination of the brush and the stylus to colour with the pencil app tool.  A LOT of colouring took place here and I'm really thrilled with how this project turned out :0)

See you over at Forever Dark Challenges and Have a great weekend!
Happy Stamping!
I design for Rick St Dennis EDT * Lost Coast Designs * Carmen's Veranda * Forever Dark *


  1. Gorgeous project Leigh and love the colouring on this image

  2. Wow - this is an amazing image and your colouring is super. I can only just colour in paint, so I have huge admiration for your skills here. Love it! x


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