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How I Create & Process My Artwork in 4 Steps

How I Create & Process My Artwork in 4 Steps

How I Create & Process My Artwork in 4 Steps

I’m often asked about the tools I use to create my artwork. So today I want to share my art process (the super-short version, of course!) in 4 easy steps.

Inspo

I start by selecting an image from my inspiration library. This is basically a huge collection of photos that I save on my Instagram and on Pinterest whenever I find something inspiring. What I select completely depends upon my mood as I do not follow design/art trends or try to “make what will sell right now”. There are two different ways I choose my inspiration.

1. Start with a color palette: Sometimes a color palette catches my eye. When this happens, I start with that palette and as I go along, I paint a piece that will compliment these colors to present them is an appealing composition.
2. Start with a pose: This can be a human or anything else living, including plants. This is when I start with a composition that features this element and I choose colors and other elements of the piece as I go along.

Adobe Fresco

I have a Creative Cloud subscription and it’s one of the best investements I’ve made for my art business. I tried everything from Procreate to Draw but my favorite is Fresco – because of its awesome brushes, ease of use, unlimited layers, simple settings and quick export options.

I start by importing the inspiration/reference image in Adobe Fresco on my iPad Pro (the 2nd best invesment I made for my art business!). Now I either draw, in case I’m doing a abstract sketch or I go right ahead and use the paint brushes if I’m doing a painting/illustration.

Export

Once I’m happy with my artwork, I either export it to my Dropbox or to my Creative Cloud storage – both of which I can easily access from my desktop.

Finishing Touches

I use Photoshop on my desktop to sometimes clean up artwork or add patterns, change colors, add minor elements etc. and then the artwork’s ready to be printed!

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Art Fit For a Colorful Life.

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83 Oranges® is an art & design studio led by Artist Uma Gokhale. Over the past ten years, 83 Oranges has become a destination for those of you looking to add a bit more color, joy and good vibes into your homes & lives. Click here to find out more about us.

“I believe Art does not have to be complicated. It can simply be thoughts turned into beautiful  intriguing visuals. Our art is a perfect fit for all of you who are living a life full of ups and downs, who have experienced struggle and achievement, have learned from your adventures and grown from them – living life to the fullest – which is what I aspire to achieve & promote through my art.”

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