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This digital work helps me organize my thoughts for my next painting on canvas. It's like a collage-sketch in color.
My digital works follow the same process of layering than my work on canvas. I research and download different types of papers, including printed paper from newspapers, magazines or books. I also take photographs of crumpled papers or colored papers with interesting lines or shapes.
I’m currently using “Procreate” as painting app. It offers a large range of effects and brush qualities. I really appreciate this technique as it is a zero waste technique. Everything is virtual; no paper, no paint, no mess. I gather a lot of different elements in my large paintings on canvas to make the story complete and concise. Each of the digital layers help me focus on them individually before I compose them on a larger scale.
Both techniques give me the opportunity to work on the same subject matter; reflecting on our lives in the Bay Area, or thinking of Paris. I really enjoying going from one technique to the other. It helps me find a good balance in my workflow.