Thoughts on something new and exciting!
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough for my employer to provide me with a new iPad and Apple Pencil. I call already see the benefits of such a device in the workplace, but, I had to ask myself, why place limitations? These newly acquired accouterments of the modern age can be beneficial in my creative life as well!
I’ve heard nothing but good things about the app Procreate. So, I gladly forked over my $9.99 to give this a try. I figured at such a cheap price (less than most sketchbooks) why not give it a shot.
I experimented with it over the weekend and I must say, the experience is quite natural. Of course, with it being a new tool, I may have gone overboard a little experimenting with the different brushes and abilities.
I’m looking forward to adding this new medium into my regular weekly sketch practice. In no way do I plan to abandon real mark making on paper. But, I must say I can see this being extremely convenient and so unlimited in what you can create. The base version comes with a multitude of tools that mimic several mediums. Which, may lead to more creative works!
I created the sketch below using a reference image that I admittedly imported into Procreate and traced the primary facial features. I wanted to get a feel for the application before trying to establish facial features by eye. So, I may have cheated a bit on this one, but, just keep it between us, Thanks.
Thanks for visiting, have a wonderful day! – Mike