I've spent 31 day learning to draw on an iPad and used mostly Procreate app and a bit of Adobe Sketch (liked them both by the way - amazing technology :) I spent 30 minutes a day on this task, worked both on location and at home.
The idea was to
a) have a goal as to what exactly I am trying to learn for each day
b) have an image which is reasonably completed (and not just a bunch of lines trying different brushes)
c) share it online with a few words of what worked and what did not (I did it on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ninaapplepine/)
Here are all 31 drawings at a glance.
I printed them all and attached to my ongoing sketchbook as they were a record of my days and I like keeping things chronological :)
1. Well, I worked on this task every single day in October and completed all drawings on the right days and sometimes it was hard and sometimes I was frustrated but I also found something interesting and had fun every single day. So I think it counts as overall success :)
2. Having ideas as to what exactly I am going to learn was very very helpful. Every time I worked toward well defined goal I think the result was much better.
3. I see that I can adopt this tool to the style I want to see and to the level of complexity I want to draw at - it will take time but I definitely see how it can happen.
What did not work:
1. I thought that I will adjust and add to my plan of what exactly I am learning by the mid-month but it never happened and I let it slide and worked on the whim loosing time and momentum.
2. I thought that I would utilize colors much more and I am surprised to see how few wild color experiments I fitted in this project.
You can see all the images from my #Inktober2017 in this folder:
Inspired by one of the posts I found on a new blog by Roz , I decided to give a little kick to a couple of dying Faber Castell Pitt Artist ...
I recently realized that my work pants need some mending (when my phone fell through the pocket and hit my foot pretty painfully) and decide...
I've been using tombow fudenosuke for some time now - it's a great workhorse - easy on any paper and with a varied line width and ...
I recently changed the way I store my old sketchbooks. Before this change, I had a large box on top of another large box with some more ske...
This is a note to myself - to record what gouache kit I took with me to the island trip at the beginning of the summer and how I changed the...
I am a "list" person - I have many lists. For example, I keep a list of places/things/events I want to draw. It's long and the...