When you begin working in Auryn Ink you quickly realize that the layers operate differently than any other app and that there is only one undo. You love the beautiful effects that the wet and dry layers give you with transparency and blending that you can’t get in any other apps. So how do you deal with only one undo?
The way I deal with only one undo is to use the fixed layer as a save layer. In this exercise I was playing with the eraser and layers, so I could understand how the three layers could be used to my benefit. This painting was done in the first version of Auryn Ink before there was a gallery, but I still find the fixed layer useful when I want to explore & try different outcomes or versions of a painting.
Background: I painted the whole paper black and fixed it. Next I used the eraser tool to remove the parts where you see the gray and red in the background. Well the eraser doesn’t care if anything is fixed it goes through all of the layers, which in this case was what I wanted. I continued to work on the wet and dry layers and painted in the gray areas. I fixed the gray and then started painting the red. At this point I could try different colors on the bottom of the background, the paint automatically stays on the wet and dry layers. If I don’t like it I just delete the wet and dry and I still have the part of the painting I fixed. After you finish the background, fix the painting. At this point there is nothing on the wet and dry layers.
The Little Guys: The white circles and legs are made with an eraser which goes through the fixed layer. The red circles are automatically painted on the wet layer and dry to the dry layer, fix your painting anytime you want keep something. At any point in a painting you can revert to the fixed layer by deleting the wet and dry layers.