My digital oil paintings are made using Procreate using my own custom-made brushes. I am trained in traditional oil painting and spent years mastering the medium. Using Procreate for digital oil painting allows me to bypass the mess, strong and toxic chemicals etc and focus on making beautiful art. I have little doubt that if the Ipad and Apple pencil were around in the 16th century well-known artists like Caravaggio would have embraced these tools. Artists at that time used drawing aids, assistants for mixing paint and any other method they had at their disposal to improve their craft. We live in a wonderful time where you can carry your entire studio around in the palm of your hand and create whenever and where ever you like with the same results as the Old Masters we know and love.
My paintings are created using the same method that I used with traditional oil, I paint from dark to light by first blocking in the dark colours and then gradually adding more and more detail. I pay special attention to the eyes ensuring they follow the viewer as was practiced in Renaissance paintings. I learned to make custom brushes that replicated the brushes I used for oil painting, this process took me almost a year and I am still tweaking them as I go.
My Pet portrait oil paintings, like my traditional watercolour and digital watercolour focus on a portrait, I try to capture a painting that will engage with the viewer and bring the character of your beloved pet to life.