I’ve been working on some greeting cards for a friend who loves the “little red truck”. I’m using Adobe Fresco on iPad with an Apple Pencil and water color brushes to create the artwork. I then print on recycled paper and hand-finish the card with embossing, edge aging, and a fancy cut front edge that I designed in Cricut Design Space. I have posted them for sale on my Etsy site.
I had a logo contest pop up on my feed for Lacewing Creative Retreat, and decided since I love crafts and a place to dedicate time to finishing a craft seems like a fabulous idea, I would submit a design. I made the top five! They are having FB fans make the final call on their page.
This week’s prompt was “Monarch” from Inktober52. I can see the name of the butterfly in the patterns of the wings, so I used an Apple Pencil with Adobe Fresco to bring out the letters. This graphic was done mostly with a vector brush (the background is watercolor brushes) because I can see using this on other projects and I want the resolution as flexible as possible.
I am continuing to expand my skills with Adobe Fresco using Inktober52 prompts. This week’s prompt was “stone”. We have many beautiful stone walls around town, so I did a photo tour, taking a variety of shots of stone, then picked the one that pleased me the most. Rather than manipulate the photo this time, I did a translucent layer over the photo layer. I cast a tan color over the background (one of our native stone is an ochre color), then erased bits for the letters and added white and gray to make the them stand out.
This week’s prompt from Inktober52 was “spooky”. My idea was to have the word spooky written out in tree branches, starting with one of my own photos. In Photoshop, I would have approached this using the clone tool. Adobe Fresco has a multi-color eye dropper tool that can be used somewhat like a clone tool, but it wasn’t working for this project. Instead, I found that using a pixel brush with a basic hard tip size 6 would make small circles. If I reduced the flow to give some transparency, and used the Apple pencil to make overlapping dots, it mimicked the light coming through the branches well. I used a separate layer to write the word to use as a guide, then worked the dappling magic around each letter before darkening the centers with a larger brush size. I restarted this image four times before finding a technique I wanted to use!