I love painting on my iPad thanks to the Applydea Maglus stylus, I have made many iPad paintings over the past year so I felt it would be a cool idea to share my painting process with you.
Setting up my workstation
So first I set up my iPad, I have the Pro Create app launched and if I choose to have a reference (in this piece I do) I have that clear to see on my main monitor.
For this piece I have a strong idea of what I want to paint, its basically going to be my hand holding the Applydea Maglus stylus and it’s going to be very vibrant and colourful.
In my mind I am imagining a cool blue background with an intense yellow/pink/red glow surrounding the hand to draw attention to the stylus.
Laying down background colour and basic line art
When I start a painting I normally cover the canvas with the colours I plan to use, once the colours start to look right I begin sketching the outlines of my hand and the stylus.
The piece normally looks pretty rough as this point but it will be refined later, at this stage it’s important to just get the composition of the piece right.
Applying block colours and rough rendering
Once I am happy with the outline I start laying down block colours in the stylus and start shading areas of the hand to give it more depth.
During this stage I also add slight touches to the background and think about how I want it to react with main subject which in this case is the hand and stylus.
More rendering and detailing
The piece really starts to take shape now, the outline of the hand and stylus is much cleaner and the rendering is giving the piece some dimension.
Now that I can see the piece starting to form I can relax and just continue to render and add details such as the Maglus logo.
The final stages, cleaning up the piece and adding final rendering and details
The final and most favourite stage, now I am able to clean up and refine any area that looks a little sketchy. There is always a sense of relief once a piece has started to take shape and when I can see the final piece in my mind. It’s exciting to watch it gradually develop into a fully realised painting.
Once the final round of details, brightening and colour editing is done I consider the painting complete.
The completed piece!
So this was a general overview of my painting process, I may create a tutorial and a more in-depth process one day if there is any support for it.
I can highly recommend the Applydea Maglus stylus as fine tool to paint with, I have had a great year using the Maglus and plan to keep using it for the foreseeable future. For a more in depth look at the Maglus stylus you can read my review here.
You can purchase the applydea maglus stylus here with 10% off
Thanks for reading and watching!