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Drawing itself is an art form – speed drawing helps you to improve

Drawing is totally fun, and if you are stumbling to make good drawings, it maybe that you are not thinking correctly about the whole approach. Here I present speed drawing to get you out of the habit of looking at too much details and expressing yourself more freely, only then will you find your approach and style.

Van Gogh Wheat fields with cypresses painted on Galaxy Tab 2 using Paintology app


Ever wanted to create a painting of a grand master, then you can with your Android tablet and a free copy of Paintology (downloadable from Google play). Fig. 1 shows a famous painting by Vincent Van Gogh ‘Wheat fields with cypresses’ created on the tablet in about 30 minutes. I don’t expect everyone to make a drawing this fast since you may not be as familiar with the tools of Paintology like I am. However, it shows how with a little effort and some patience you can start painting and drawing like this.

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Digital Painting – Orchard

I wasn’t particularly enamored by this subject since the original photograph didn’t look too inspiring. But what got me to do the painting was the simplicity of the subject matter and the colors of the trees, something that would add to my experience. I was pleasantly surprised with the result after completing it, it just […]

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Digital Painting & Drawing – Sunset by the Beach

I spent more time on this than usual and wanted to get the effects that I was looking for. I was satisfied with the final result since I managed to catch the light of the sunset on the ocean and the lights hitting the waves near the shore. What was interesting about this painting is […]

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Digital Painting – Panoramic Lakeside View

This painting reminds me of a dry colored sketch but the whole effect was created using the appropriate tools in the Paintology app. You can practice with this painting since it has all the components of landscape painting ie. perspective, clouds and use of muted colors.   Why not submit your painting that you have […]

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Digital Painting – Marshland

This was one of the earlier digital paintings that I did on my Samsung Galaxy Note. Being new to this medium I was convinced that digital paintings had a big future. However, when I scoured around on the internet I was very surprised by the lack of content in digital paintings such as this. I […]

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Digital Painting & Drawing – Mountain Landscape

Drawing mountains are a lot easier than you think. This drawing as done using the ‘shade’ brush tool of the Paintology app. The strokes allow you to build up the artwork due to the half-transparency effect of the color. Remember, digital drawing is an exciting medium like any other artist mediums. You just need to […]

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Far Distant Industry

Charcoal on Paper Going by the same theme as the previous drawing, I found this online where I wanted to capture the blacks and the light shades. This time instead of using the white paper for the lighter background, I used a white charcoal. However, I could not capture the radiant light coming from the […]