Sketchbook Pro for the iPad is great app. The software is also available for your computer from Autodesk. Sometimes it’s handy to have software that is on both my iPad and my computer.
One of my favorite ways to use Sketchbook Pro is to play with the brushes and tools and create abstract backgrounds. These grounds can back sketchy images, become journal pages and be printed on my digital alternative surfaces. The images here are in the consecutive order when I built the ground. I saved screen shots, but didn’t write down any of the brushes that were used along the way. Once the image was finished I added a quick sketch of some flowers to the top. The painting is created on one layer for a painterly look. Next my Epson R3000 will print the image on silk. My R3000 prints wirelessly using the Epson Scan app from any of my devices.
Here’s the progression using the brushes in Sketchbook Pro the app.
This is simply a matter of adding texture and elements to the surface until you think it’s finished. Don’t erase or undo just keep going forward.