Digital art

Traditional artist makes digital breakthrough with iPad app

How George Pratt, who struggled to get to grips with Photoshop, fell in love with Procreate...

George Pratt is  primarily a traditional artist, one who "revels in all the old-school stuff." He's also technophile. He loves his Mac. He loves all things Apple. But when it came to making the move to digital, he found he didn't get on with Photoshop.

"I have done Photoshop paintings before, for my own fun," he says. "I even had to teach it when I was teaching at VCU in Virginia. Why they asked me to teach digital I have no idea! I taught the class basically the way I taught my oil painting class. But I did do demos in the class, approaching Photoshop the way I paint traditionally.

"I found Photoshop too cumbersome for my tastes, really. Seems I had to jump through a lot of hoops to do things that were so easy traditionally."

More recently, George has been experimenting with the iPad and app Procreate

"I love it," he says. "It just gets out of the way and lets me have fun drawing and painting.

"The paintings are just for fun, but people are surprised when they find out these were done on the iPad."

The results are stunning, as seen in the gallery below. See more from George on his blog.

See more from George on his website

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