I knew I wanted to create “stripes” in a unique way and decided on a collage of sorts– with stripes as the connecting element.
I adapted the palette for my Picasso still life, adding in a bit of greens and blues. I did that in Procreate by adjusting the hue of the image to a black/white and then applying the gradient map with a green close to yellow and a bit of blue-green. I then cut out part of the new blue Picasso and placed it on top of the yellow monochrome and saved the duo image. Then I could use the palette tool in Procreate and choose “Create palette from image.”
I imagined a simplified scene: wheat fields with a lake, bushes, trees, and the sun shining out on all.
I sketched in simple shapes to represent each of those, each shape on a different layer. Apply Select-automatic to an area within a shape shape. Go to a new layer and fill in color. Each color a new layer below the outline. Keep the outline separate for a choice of turning it off or on.
To each color, add a clipping mask. With the same color in a chosen blend mode [multiply, color burn, linear burn, screen], apply stripes.
I turned off the outline and filled in any areas like stems.
For depth, I also duplicated some layers, changed color to grey or black, and applied a blend mode, moving this layer slightly for a shadow or highlight. Apply Gaussian Blur as an option for more depth.
It was quite fun and I’m going to try a few more.
Here’s a video of both making a palette and the stripes image. Enjoy…
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart