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.
The weather has been cooler than usual for August; it has me thinking autumn thoughts, and choosing autumn colors.
One of the few types of house plants I can keep alive for any length of time. If they’re going to ride with me, they need to be hearty and able to go without tending for long stretches. 😬
I have no idea what to write in this one, but I really love the colors and the way the roses came out.
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.