I created this sketch portrait back in April, but, I never posted it here. So…I thought, why not share it here as well! It’s Friday night in my little corner of the world. I’m looking forward to a great weekend. I hope everyone else is as well. Cheers, MikeRead more "Portrait on Toned Paper"
Hello everyone, It’s a new week, full of opportunity. Below is a sketch that I created back in June. This was created using a reference photo, unfortunately, I do not know the name of the photographer in order to give proper credit. This man’s face spoke of joy, experience, and even though he obviously has […]Read more "Happy Monday"
Hello all, I’m have returned from my self-imposed leave. After the passing of my father I just needed to take some time to regroup and recenter. I’m truly grateful for your patience as I transitioned through this season in my life. I’m currently sitting in my home office/studio space. The house is quiet as my […]Read more "Back at it"
Recently, one of the readers of this blog requested a portrait from me. The subject was his late father who past away earlier this year. The individual who made the request is a fellow blogger. We originally started following one another due to our common interest in woodworking. We quickly became good acquaintances via WordPress […]Read more "An Honored Request"
Back to the Real Feel… Lately, I have been spending a good amount of time creating digital sketches with my iPad. I really like the convenience and tons of media options. However, I was missing the sound of marks on paper, creating with real tools, and the lack of an undo button. I haven’t created […]Read more "Reality & Tactile Feedback"
Pen & Ink Style with Procreate? I’ve been wanting to explore the inking brushes in Procreate, in particular, I have been wanting to create a drawing with the Ink Bleed Brush. I have seen others use the Ink Bleed Brush within Procreate to create some very cool art. I have been wanting to create a […]Read more "Bleeding Ink & Negative Space"
Keeping it quick & loose This sketch was inspired by a Lee Jeffries portrait. I am a big fan of his work. I find his images so raw and powerful. I just can’t resist sketching them! The goal with this sketch was just to keep it simple, try to capture the main features of the […]Read more "Trying to let go and just have fun"
Thank you, Tarana for the inspiration. This is Tarana, I found her inspiration photo on the app Sktchy. Her unique look and bold ear jewelry caught my eye. This sketch was created in Procreate. I’m really enjoying sketching digitally, but, I’m going to have to force myself to put it down and spend some time […]Read more "Tarana, Inspiration via Sktchy"
Just keeping it simple Just a fairly quick portrait I did a few nights ago. For this one I went back to one of my smaller sketchbooks, this sketch is on 5.5″ x 8″ dotted paper. The medium is graphite with just a touch of white gel pen to bring out the highlights on […]Read more "Back to Basics…"
Another Lee Jeffries inspired portrait Continuing with the theme of my last portrait, here is another portrait featuring hands on the subject’s face. This was drawn in Procreate and is based in a photograph by Lee Jeffries. I took a slightly different approach to the finished portrait this time by adding a touch of color. […]Read more "More Procreate!"
Something a little different… This is a little different I guess, at least it’s not a full portrait. This sketch is based on a reference photo I found online. I liked how the hand partially obstructed the face, the dark shadows added even more depth and mystery. I may continue with this theme and produce […]Read more "I Can See You…"
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 […]Read more "Procreate Portrait of Mr. Pegg"
Drawn to Unique People… Whenever I go looking for an interesting face to draw, I seem to gravitate towards those individuals who exist on the outskirts of society. I prefer to draw an individual whose face is unique, tells a story, or gives an indication of the life lived. This portrait, like all my works, […]Read more "Imitation = Flattery, Right?"
and what fun it is… This is Jonathon, he is another face from my Sktchy Queue. Jonothan has been in my queue for a very long time. He’s been waiting on me to purchase some black paper so I can create a proper sketch of this wonderful inspiration photo. I still haven’t purchased any black […]Read more "More Fun with Procreate"
One down, lots more to go… I am slowly working my way through my saved Sktchy references. This particular reference has been in my queue for an extremely long time. I’m glad I finally got around to creating this portrait. I think she has a unique look. I liked the messy hair and the contrast […]Read more "Whitling down the Sktchy Queue"