Drawing Adventurously 2019 (9)

The theme for this challenge was flowers. One of my favorite flowers is the poppy. It’s a cheerful bloom that also has meaning for it’s connection to the First World War. Despite the ravaged landscape of the Western Front, the poppies bloomed in abundance, more-so they say, over the ground where the dead had fallen. So for this week, poppies are my…


Procreate and the Apple Pencil

I recently upgraded my iPad and treated myself to the Pro with the Apple Pencil. I have never tried doing any sort of digital art but on the recommendation of another artist friend, I thought I’d try. So much fun! The app I bought for drawing is called Procreate and it lets you simulate a whole bunch of media: painting with different brushes, drawing with a range of pencils and ink, calligraphy, and technical pencils, pastels, charcoal and crayon even. If any of you has the iPad Pro and pencil, give this program a try. It’s 9.99 in the App Store and worth every penny. I will not be hanging up my sketchbook or canvases any time soon but this is a really fun alternative. Here is my first digital drawing – a tree!