Digital Painting of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club

A couple of years ago I made a painting of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club for the cover of the members’ handbook. It’s a somewhat sketchy acrylic painting, but that was always my (lazy) style of working. Put it down to impatience; or perhaps the endless faff involved with cleaning brushes, mixing paint and everything else to do with painting.

Acrylic Painting - Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 2017

Acrylic Painting – Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 2015

My oil paintings were more detailed, but there’s even more hassle involved with oil painting – involving lots of turps and associated smells. If only there was a way of painting without the mess…

So last year, I bought an iPad Pro and Apple ‘Pencil’ with the primary goal of creating digital paintings. After a few stuttering attempts using Apples Procreate, I knuckled down and got used to the new workflow – the digital painting of the club is shown below. The new medium forced me to be more accurate; and I’m pretty pleased with the result.

Digital Painting - Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 2017

Digital Painting – Royal Lymington Yacht Club, 2017

There are pros and cons to digital painting – and probably the biggest con is that you don’t get a finished original to hang on the wall – but you do get a nice high resolution image with which to make a print. A significant pro is that you can create a time-lapse video of the whole process (video below).

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