Van and apartments — digital painting

Updated 2020-06-13.

Digital painting of van and apartments

Digital painting of van and apartments in Sackville, New Brunswick.

Digital painting of an apartment building in my neighbourhood at night, from a reference photo I took this summer. Somehow a dark scene like this makes more sense using digital media than watercolour on paper. Learned a lot about Procreate on this; I have a lot left to learn. Great software. iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 3rd generation). 2658 × 2048 pixels.

I left the wordmark off the side of the van, because I used Procreate’s type tool to recreate it, so it felt like cheating (plus it’s set in squished Times New Roman & letter-spaced lower-case Arial — not my thing); you get a brief glimpse of the wordmark near the end of the video below. I included the hawk logo, though.

8 hour, 40-minute digital painting — across multiple sessions — compressed into a 30-second time-lapse video.

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