The kids have been begging me to take them to the lake all summer, but the weather has been sub-par for swimming.
Yesterday, I said “screw it” and told them to put on their bathing suits, low-70’s temps and cloudy skies be damned. Tim is visiting family on the west coast this weekend, and the lake makes for a convenient distraction.
While they splashed around, seemingly immune to the chilly water, I took out my iPad and pencil and sketched the scene.
Tim effectively gave me his iPad mini and the Apple Pencil because I might have been hogging them for drawing purposes. *ahem* After spending more time with Procreate, I’ve decided to upgrade to an iPad Pro in the future. More screen real estate and larger file sizes would be ideal for printing things.
Still not quite satisfied with the lettering on this; I can’t tell if it’s because I’m used to cleaner edges from working with Illustrator, or if my technique just isn’t there yet. I haven’t found my style.
Something I’m learning about Procreate…the default brushes aren’t cutting it for me. At some point I probably need to branch out and make some of my own, but in the meantime, I went in search of tutorials and found Wooly Pronto’s YouTube channel; the above were made with her free brushes.
Oh hello! I am still making things, just at a lazy summer pace. I’ve been practicing my letters on the iPad; nothing exciting to show for it, though. I really want to get better at watercolor flowers like these, too.
I have a longer vacation coming up in a couple weeks, during which I don’t have major plans beyond spending time with Tim and the kids and visiting the lake. Hopefully that leads to more drawing time, too.
I’ve updated my Etsy shop with lots of new work, and even stickers!