For giantforesttree:

You can basically use all the tools to make a running paint effect. I haven’t had much experience with it in real life, so I based these on pictures from google.

The easiest is just to draw it in with either of the pens, the marker or pencil, depending on what kind of look you want. If you’re drawing big, you can just use the watercolor brush.

Experiment. Learn how the different tools behave and what you can do with them. If you have a specific effect in mind, just try until you find something that works. I had no idea how to do this until you asked.

Four steps to “The cat”

Let’s go back to the sketch published last Sunday. Dealing with cat hair appeared to be quite a pain challenging, but, thank you pencil ! the result is finally acceptable.

The outline was made with the black pencil. It’s easier to mask, next, with watercolors and other pencils, than fountain pen (but, maybe a bit less funny). Don’t spend to much time here, accuracy is not so important at this step, since the main elements of the sketch (eyes and nose, in this case) are globally right aligned.

As with black&white sketches, Paper’s grey tone appeared to be very useful for drawing that damn hair, always with the pencil tool. Grey watercolor was also used on dark hair zones, and reworked with black, and white pencils to depict hair.

Learning Paper

Couple of times a year I organise painting workshops. It is quite remarkable to see people discover a medium (acrylics, oil) for the first time, to see them play and goof around with it. I recently had this experience myself - with Paper. For two weeks I have been playing with this great new tool and I would like to share some of my observations with you. I hope you will find them helpful!

  1. Don’t be afraid of the blank page. After all, here, more then anywhere else, you can’t go wrong. But
  2. Don’t change every stroke, even though you can. Build confidence.
  3. Play with it!
  4. A finger is more then enough to get excellent results. (I just got the Bamboo Stylus, but more on that next time)
  5. Paper’s format and tools are perfect for quick sketches.
  6. Calligraphic drawings are best when kept simple. The trick is to achieve a kind of movement and rhythm. This is not so hard to achieve on Paper, and here, rewinding comes in handy. First try, rewind, second try, rewind, third try - yes, the rythm’s there! It requires some practice, but it will get you great results.
  7. Watercolor really adds some life to your sketch. It is extremely versatile and there is so much to explore! The chosen colors go together very well. Don’t be afraid to mix them. You won’t go wrong. Black and grey are great for serious or almost ceremonial drawings. Combined with the pen, the results can be aestetically excellent.
  8. Don’t feel like you have to fill the whole canvas. One dot, one colored smudge or one line can be so much more effective (and descriptive) then a fully colored page.

After writing these tips I realised that I will be missing out on the best part - interaction. If you want to keep in touch, you are interested in feedback or you want to add some tips of your own, tag your posts #LearningPaper 

I will be keeping an eye on the tag and looking forward to seeing your work! Happy creating!



Making of “For flowers,” made with Paper by 53 and a Pogo Connect stylus on an iPad.

Girl wearing sunglasses

Yesterday, I want to try to use paper to draw a girl, finger painting the details is not easy to control, but random lines may be more sketch features.When the figures are not yet clear, I found that she was very beautiful, there is a hazy beauty, allow ourselves to think that their favorite look.However, with the portrait of progress, the characters clear, but one possible consequence is to discover she was not like what you like.For example, she has a somewhat tacky necklace.


28 steps to “Paul Giamatti”

This sketch was a great pain to achieve, but it’s released, and now, here are the animated steps made with Picasa from 28 work-in-progress captures. As you can see, it’s been quite laborious…


Yesterday’s “Kickstarter Project of the Day” makes cool use of Paper in it’s stellar campaign video. You can do similar overlays by saving your sketches to the camera roll with the “Save Background” setting turned off. Check out the video and, of course, visit the project page!

Have you ever watched the animal’s eyes?

The use of several Paper, I try to draw something special.

I first drew an owl with big eyes, and I think I can draw more animal eyes.

May continue to draw a few, the last may be able to use them together to design a poster.

The poster title is called: you ever watched the animal’s eyes?

People and nature, animals, telepathic communication is a theme of concern to everyone.

Paper provided me with the possibility of expression of a more user-friendly.

hell0lala  asked:

How did you do that video? I'm attempting to make one myself! :)

The latest video I used Reflector to record the iPad’s screen and then edited it to be faster, include music, titles, etc.

As long as you have an iPad 2 or newer you can use Reflector. Basically you turn on AirPlay mirroring on the iPad and it lets you beam it over to your Mac or PC that is running Reflector. Reflector has a free trial that limits you to 10 minutes I think, but that should be good enough to test out before buying.

I’ve also done videos where I take a screenshot every few seconds/minutes and then turned them into a slideshow that I speed up. My earlier time lapse videos were all done that way. It’s not as cool looking because you don’t see the actual strokes happen, but it’s still kind of neat.

A few weeks ago I setup my digital camera to take a photo every 5 seconds of me drawing, and then I turned that into a video. Takes a lot of work to setup, but it has the benefit of being able to see your hands and stylus actually draw on the iPad.

If you need any more help just let me know. Hope this helps!