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Amstel Bright under Palm Tree

Amstel Bright under Palm Tree

Painting using digital wet acrylic paint with Procreate on iPad Pro

Feb. 12, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

Two of my favourite things combined: a cold beer under a Palm Tree on a tropical Island. I used the Procreate app with Apple Pencil to make this. The different shades of green in the palm tree and the reflection of the glass in the bottle where challenging.

I started with the Palm leafs in one colour and using different shades of green to add depth and detail. I used a photo, taken by my buddy Niels, from a Palm tree on Cas Abou at Curacao.
I started with the Palm leafs in one colour and using different shades of green to add depth and detail. I used a photo, taken by my buddy Niels, from a Palm tree on Cas Abou at Curacao.
It's amazing how much detail and depth can be created by simply using slightly different shades of the same colour.
It's amazing how much detail and depth can be created by simply using slightly different shades of the same colour.
I used a simple outline sketch to test the composition for the bottle.
I used a simple outline sketch to test the composition for the bottle.
Here I created the bottle with its initial glare and shading added on the brown/yellow base colour.
Here I created the bottle with its initial glare and shading added on the brown/yellow base colour.
Adding the lemon and the foam layer in top of the bottle.
Adding the lemon and the foam layer in top of the bottle.
The initial label with some special attention to the red.
The initial label with some special attention to the red.
I used a digital logo file to better understand some of the details in the logo (like the yellow
I used a digital logo file to better understand some of the details in the logo (like the yellow "carribean" text).
After adding some shading to the label it started to look more convincing.
After adding some shading to the label it started to look more convincing.
At Curacao you can see the moon during a clear day. I didn't want to miss a detail like this.
At Curacao you can see the moon during a clear day. I didn't want to miss a detail like this.
The result!
The result!
Having a real one at Chill beach bar Curacao
Having a real one at Chill beach bar Curacao

On 120x80cm canvas

I was very curious how iPad painting would translate to a real canvas. I had one created and it looks stunning. It's really a crazy idea that this came from iPad. The detail in "paint strokes" is really convincing!

On 120x80cm canvas - Awesome!
On 120x80cm canvas - Awesome!
Details are incredible, just like real paint!
Details are incredible, just like real paint!

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