Copic Concept

This image, and the app in which I created it, are both products of my trip to Croatia. I have never seen a higher concentration of swimsuit shops in such close proximity. This was true of each of the four cities I visited: Zagreb, Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik. When your country has over 1,000 miles of coastline on the Adriatic Sea and 1,246 islands and inlets, you’ve got some serious beach culture.

It was as beautiful as I’ve been hearing for the last ten years and I and my partner would love to return to sink into just one or two locales for a longer period of time. My only negative: the trip was tainted just slightly by catching a chest cold on the way over and having it run its 2-week course perfectly – feeling well by the flight home. On one of my take-it-easier days, I found the Concepts app and immediately fell for its flywheel palette approach.

The beach image above is based on a memory from Dubrovnik and is an experiment with the Copic marker tool in varying opacities all in the same layer. I love the painterly effects and am looking forward to reliving more memories by drawing and painting from many more photos.