Apparently I’m on a sunsets-in-winter kick. These colors make me feel all warm and cozy.
I tried a different technique with this one; I started the outlines in Illustrator, then colored it and re-outlined it in Procreate for a hand-drawn look. You can see its evolution in the Procreate video:
It’s cutesy, but I’m all about cute cats.
I’ve enjoyed drawing on Tim’s iPad Mini so much in the last few weeks that I finally broke down and put some of my rainy day funds to good use. Using the 11″ iPad Pro is like drawing on a sheet of paper rather than a pocket notebook. There’s something deeply satisfying about the snick of the magnetically charged pencil, too.
So far I’ve dipped my toes in by continuing with my mushrooms:
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This is what I’ve been doodling the last several days. Lots of mushrooms. Their shapes and textures make them fun to draw, and their names make for excellent lettering practice!
Finally put something in this flower wreath that I like!
I had this idea to draw some beach combing finds in a kind of compilation, but the stones caught my attention and I just kept going with them. I may turn this into a pattern.
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.
I’m working my way up to creating floral patterns with Procreate, but I still want more time with my techniques, so here’s more practice!
When in doubt, draw food. We’re going through the good stuff at an amazing pace this summer. My favorite is cookie dough.