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31 December 2016

iPad Pro and iPencil

I splurged recently and acquired an iPad Pro and the iPencil. WOW! They are fantastic to draw with. I have tried drawing on the iPad in the past with a rubber tipped stylus and found it frustrating and awkward. The iPencil is well worth the money. It is like drawing with an actual pencil, has a nice weight and a point.

I have started playing with a couple of different art apps but still feeling my way and experimenting. It is so much fun.

Here are a batch of Sktchy portraits I did over the last couple of weeks using the iPad Pro and iPencil. They were all drawn freehand, no tracing.

This first group were my initial tries using Pen&Ink and Procreate. Was very hesitant at this stage.

Getting more confident and pushing the drawings further...

I love drawing on prepainted pages in my sketchbook so tried the same effect here. I created the background in one app and then imported it into Procreate for the sketching.

Here are some more adventurous drawings and playing with adding some colour.

I can see me using the iPad and iPencil a lot in the future. And so handy for just sketching in the lounge or anywhere...

10 December 2016

100 posts in Sktchy

I have fallen in love with Sktchy. It is such a great resource. Yes I know I have said all this before. :) I am very pleased to announce that I posted my 100th drawing there. I am receiving lots of positive feedback and more and more followers as well. I must be doing something right.

Here are some of my recent Sktchy portraits.

04 December 2016

Digital play

I recently acquired an iPad Pro and pencil so I can try my hand at some of the great drawing apps available. It is so much fun! I love using it. The pencil has a good weight and feel to it and I love that it has a fine tip so you can draw much more accurately than with a rubber tipped stylus.

I have been experimenting with a few app - Pen@Ink, Procreate and Auryn Ink as well as moving images from one to the other and adding to them. I like them all at this stage for different reasons. They each have specific tools that I like for different types of images. I need to play more with the painting tools.

Here are my first few experiments.

The rest of November

I didn't quite finish all the prompts for Every Day in November but here are the ones I did finish. They are all quick sketches but are fun to do and keep me in the habit of drawing.