Abstract Art

A tutorial video about how to create digital alcohol ink on an ipad

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Colorful Alcohol Ink with Metallics

Today I wanted to do a very simple and colorful digital alcohol ink piece in Procreate that includes a lot of metallics and very cheerful colors, perfect for June! Canvas Dimensions: 3000×2000 pixels at 300 DPI I would love to see what you come up with! You’re very welcome to tag me on Instagram @alainajensen, […]

Whimsical Abstract Forest

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For today’s tutorial we will be making a forest out of digital alcohol ink which is very abstract and looks a bit like it might belong in a Dr. Suess book! It’s a bit silly and whimsical, and a lot of fun to make. The technique is inspired (with permission) by an artist named Bea […]

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Whimsical Abstract Forest

For today’s tutorial we will be making a forest out of digital alcohol ink which is very abstract and looks a bit like it might belong in a Dr. Suess book! It’s a bit silly and whimsical, and a lot of fun to make. The technique is inspired (with permission) by an artist named Bea […]

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Watercolor Moon

Today we are using one of my favourite techniques for boosting creativity – completely removing color as a variable by using only one color (black in this case). This forces us to focus on other variables instead to make the art more interesting, like texture details. Painting a full moon seemed like a perfect, minimalist […]

Abstract Art using a Reference Photo

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Sometimes with abstract art, a blank page can be really intimidating because of the wide open realm of possibility it represents. You can do any shapes, colors, techniques, patterns etc – the possibilities are limitless! This can be really scary and sometimes result in giving up before even getting started. That is why, in this […]

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Abstract Art using a Reference Photo

Sometimes with abstract art, a blank page can be really intimidating because of the wide open realm of possibility it represents. You can do any shapes, colors, techniques, patterns etc – the possibilities are limitless! This can be really scary and sometimes result in giving up before even getting started. That is why, in this […]

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Kintsugi Inspired Digital Artwork

In today’s tutorial is inspired by the Japanese concept of Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery” – the art of putting broken pieces of pottery back together using gold. This art form celebrates the broken pieces as a beautiful part of the history of the object, rather trying to hide the flaws. I love this concept […]

Pastel Acrylic Pour

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The only parts about today’s piece that I planned ahead are the brushes and the colors! The rest will be totally spontaneous. Join me as we create intuitively together! I’m feeling very drawn to blues, purples and pinks today. I start out by making a few blobs on the paper, choosing colors that I think […]

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Pastel Acrylic Pour

The only parts about today’s piece that I planned ahead are the brushes and the colors! The rest will be totally spontaneous. Join me as we create intuitively together! I’m feeling very drawn to blues, purples and pinks today. I start out by making a few blobs on the paper, choosing colors that I think […]

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Alcohol Ink with White Space and Gold Details

I haven’t played with my Alcohol Ink brushes in too long, and they were calling me today! I decided to allow the lines to tell a story by tracing along the general edges of the shape, highlighting the direction and flow of the piece. Join me on this soothing journey – let’s see where our creativity will take us!  

Ink Circles Mixed Media

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Today’s tutorial is a mixed media piece that was inspired by a supporter who was curious about my “creative process” and asked me to make a video explaining it. The brushes (including stamps) and palette I’m using are from my Mixed Media bundle for Procreate. You can view the tutorial by clicking below. The piece I am […]

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Ink Circles Mixed Media

Today’s tutorial is a mixed media piece that was inspired by a supporter who was curious about my “creative process” and asked me to make a video explaining it. The brushes (including stamps) and palette I’m using are from my Mixed Media bundle for Procreate. You can view the tutorial by clicking below. The piece I am […]

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Acrylic Pour Burst on a Dark Background

Today we are creating a fluid pour burst on a dark background in the Procreate iPad app with an Apple Pencil. The brushes and palette I’m using are from my Acrylic Pour brush bundle, which is available for sale at the following link: https://shop.alainajensen.com/b/acrylic-pour. Canvas Dimensions: 3000 x 2000 Pixels I would love to see […]

Simple Fluid Pour

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In today’s tutorial we are digitally creating a very simple fluid pour using my Acrylic Pour brushes for Procreate. I decided to challenge myself to create a fluid art piece without using the liquify tool at all – instead using the brushes from the set and specifically the “Fluid Pour” brushes which come with quite a […]

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Simple Fluid Pour

In today’s tutorial we are digitally creating a very simple fluid pour using my Acrylic Pour brushes for Procreate. I decided to challenge myself to create a fluid art piece without using the liquify tool at all – instead using the brushes from the set and specifically the “Fluid Pour” brushes which come with quite a […]

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Neutral Mixed Media Abstract Collage

In today’s tutorial we will create a neutral abstract collage piece in the Procreate, using plenty of whimsical embellishments, but with a subtle color palette so that the overall effect is muted. I chose to focus on the top and the bottom of the canvas rather than the middle, in order to create a composition […]

Acrylic Pour Rainbow

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In today’s tutorial we are creating a digital acrylic pour rainbow effect, with colorful trails rising up onto a dark canvas and delicate cells emerging. We create this effect using only three brushes from my Acrylic Pour brush set, starting with Fluid Pour 2 to add the colors fairly randomly to the bottom of the […]

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Acrylic Pour Rainbow

In today’s tutorial we are creating a digital acrylic pour rainbow effect, with colorful trails rising up onto a dark canvas and delicate cells emerging. We create this effect using only three brushes from my Acrylic Pour brush set, starting with Fluid Pour 2 to add the colors fairly randomly to the bottom of the […]

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Dirty Pour Painting with Big Cells

Today we are creating another digital fluid art piece with my Acrylic Pour brushes for Procreate, which emulates the “dirty pour” technique used in analogue acrylic pour paintings. With this technique, after the canvas is prepped with white paint, several fluid acrylic colors are added to the same cup and then poured artistically onto the canvas. This […]

Acrylic Pour Flower

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Today we are creating a digital acrylic pour painting in Procreate, which looks a bit like a flower! When I started out I did not intend for it to be a flower but that is how it turned out, with wispy tendrils for petals and a gold metallic center, so I just went with it. […]

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Acrylic Pour Flower

Today we are creating a digital acrylic pour painting in Procreate, which looks a bit like a flower! When I started out I did not intend for it to be a flower but that is how it turned out, with wispy tendrils for petals and a gold metallic center, so I just went with it. […]