I’ve been using Procreate a lot lately, making digital paintings.
It’s so easy to pick up, when I don’t have the motivation to pull out all the supplies I need for physical mediums.
A way to keep creating, no matter where you are.
Anyway, a lot of my paintings have been made using different types of pen tools.
That makes them look cool, I think.
But also a bit more rigid, and with less depth.
Now I wanted to use the paint tools, like oil paint, watercolour and gouache.
To make the paintings look more like paintings.
Or, rather, make the digital paintings look less digital.
Well, I started out with this one:
Trying to depict Norwegian nature, the ocean is a key part.
Boats and ships are one of the features I would like to get better at painting.
So I decided to paint one of those old sailing ships.
There are quite a few of them in Norway.
Especially in Sunnmøre, where I grew up.
Restored to former glory.
It was so much fun painting it, so there will definitely be more ships in the future.
I’ve also reopened my Youtube channel, so I can share the time-lapse videos from these painting sessions.
So if you want to see how it got made, you can do so here:
I hope you are doing alright, and that you’re having a good day!