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Mashing up Victorians with contemporary images using Procreate tools
I’m learning different skills: creating collages with Procreate on iPad.
I learnt by watching Liz Kohler Brown’s terrific course, which gave me the techniques for this style of art.
As I like Victorian sketching, I selected this image, which is freely available online.
I deep-etched the image, saving it as a PNG so that I could place the Victorians on top of other images.
In this collage, I’ve used an image of Victorian ballroom dancers. The two couples pick their way through a delicate dance.
I wondered what these Victorians would think of the mean streets of 1970s New York.
I placed my Victorians into a street scene, which I downloaded randomly. As the hapless four were passing a theatre featuring Portnoy’s Complaint, I thought they might be on their way to Book Club, so added the speech bubble.
Antipodigital aka Slobodanka Graham is a Canberra digital artist. Inspired by the city’s institutions, architecture and people, Slobodanka represents these in her quirky and colourful style.
With a background in book and digital publishing, Slobodanka’s interest is in paper products: gift cards, notebooks, art prints, posters and gift wrap.
The Antipodigital colour palette
The bright Antipodigital palette is inspired by Slobodanka’s love of 1970s fabric design and typography. Bright oranges, yellows and reds form the backdrop to Slobodanka’s optimistic view of art, culture and design.
“A couple of years ago I started sketching, using pen and coloured pencils to illustrate travel experiences and adventures. But it’s really my love of all things digital that brings me back to digital drawing.
“I was inspired by David Hockney’s digital art when I saw a recent exhibition of his new work. I love the immediacy of the medium.
“I particularly like drawing on my tablet, exploring new apps - and then publishing that content as paper or fabric products. This has a kind of modern, yet retro feel at the same time.
“I love that I can convert my digital art into the physical world. That’s pretty exciting.”