Seeking Cooper – A Digital Painting
Seeking Cooper’s Story
Sheena is a fledgling Goddess and student of the mysteries of working with her beloved hawk – Cooper. Even though he is away from her on this day, she is with him in spirit, experiencing his flight and viewing the world through hawk eyes. Together they will become powerful influencers and work their magic for the earth bound.
Each journey they make bring them closer to achieving the wisdom needed to become protectors
This painting was created on an iPad Air – prior to the iPad Pro! This art is composed of several layers in the app called Procreate. Procreate is an IOS only app and super powerful in what it allows me, a s a digital artist, to accomplish.
My first step was to paint my Goddess Sheena. I used the Procreate tools of digital charcoal and pastels and some inks to draw and paint her. Started with a colored canvas (background). I find using a colored background defintely influences.
I used a photo my husband took of a Cooper’s Hawk as it was sitting outside our window one stormy day last winter. It was very bedraggled in the rain and wind. I imported the hawk photo into my app, Procreate and laid it over the painting/drawing of Sheena. Again, I have used digital pastel, charcoal and some inks to render the figure. The background structure is also a photo which I have incorporated as digital collage into the painting.