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"
Waterlogged Blossoms In my neck of the woods, we are in our third day of heavy to moderate rainfall. I believe this rose bush in my backyard has absorbed nearly all the water she can hold. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – MikeRead more "Sunday Snap 06.09.19"
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"
Bushy-Tailed-Rail-Runner I caught this guy lounging on the backyard deck just a few moments ago. I attempted to join him but he wasn’t having it! He promptly ran off to the security of a nearby tree… Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – MikeRead more "Sunday Snap 06.02.19"
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"
Backyard Visitors… This morning I hosted a trio of visitors in my backyard. I noticed them as I was pouring my coffee. I grabbed my camera and snuck out the front door, carefully making my way towards the backyard. I didn’t want to startle my unexpected visitors. I shot these photos at a distance, the […]Read more "Sunday Snap 05.26.19"
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!"
I was recently nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Kanisha at kanicreates.home.blog I am sincerely honored to receive this nomination. The Rules: Thank the blogger who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. List the rules and […]Read more "Sunshine Blogger Nomination"
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"
Rusty Wind Chimes on a Rainy Sunday Morning… A quick shot from my humble abode this rainy morning. The air is still and the chimes lay dormant waiting on a gentle breeze to stir them into singing once again. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – MikeRead more "Sunday Snap 05.05.19"
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?"