I’m really starting to get comfortable with Procreate…
This is Simon Pegg, English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. I came across a wonderful photo of him that I found intriguing. I decided to create his portrait digitally using Procreate. I apologize but I do not know the name of the photographer. So I am unable to provide photo credit.
Currently, I am alternating between traditional and digital means of sketching. The overall feel of digital sketching is very different. There is no permanence to any line or mark you make. If you don’t like the results you can simply hit the undo button. This is wonderful for experimentation but I think it can become a crutch quickly.
I believe I must continue to sketch traditionally in order to keep my skill level sharp. I think it is beneficial to the artist to work with a medium where there is some amount of permanence to each stroke made. Sure, you can always erase a pencil mark but if that mark is in an area of shading you can also destroy the good marks. So you have to be adaptive and that’s were finesse and technique come into play. The permanence forces one to deal with what is on the page.
I plan to continue with both forms of creation. I find both forms of creating extremely enjoyable and relaxing.
This sketch was created in Procreate, using the 6B pencil brush.
Thank for stopping by, I hope you have a great week – Mike