I spent way longer on this painting than I intended.
But it's fascinating charting it's progress via the pages of my digital sketchbook - an app on my iPad called Noteledge. (Also available for iPhone, Android tablet and Windows8.)
Noteledge is a visual journal tool with the option of using different simulated drawing media (pencil, crayon, pen, and various brushes) as well as inserting text, pictures and even sound files and videos, which makes it a useful record-keeping tool for creatives of all stripes.
You can create multiple notebooks within Noteledge - a sketchbook/journal per project for example - which makes it a great way to organise your thoughts when you are working on multiple projects at once.
It has most of the normal back up options you'd expect such as Dropbox, Google Drive and iCloud, and you can also export the books as PDF's - ideal for creating a quick artist's book to accompany an exhibition - as well as export individual pages to your photo album or via email.
Share Your Process Digitally
Although you probably wouldn't want to use Noteledge instead of a paper sketchbook or journal, it makes a great addition to your record-keeping arsenal - especially if, like me, you often want to share your process digitally or you want to compile resources without having to scan / print / cut / paste every item which these days just feels expensive and un-ecological.
Update 2018: Noteledge is now available only by subscription model. Noteledge Ultimate does all the things I mention in this post and more and is priced at $19.99.
(I am not affiliated in any way to the makers of Noteledge.)
And here's the completed painting!
Do you use any digital tools for recording your ideas? Do share in the comments!