Gorilla Portrait

Another primate portrait.  I really enjoy drawing primates, it seems there is so much thought and emotion behind their eyes.  I also find the wrinkles and patterns of their faces interesting to draw. This portrait was finished just a few days ago.  It was created in my sketchbook using a 0.9mm mechanical pencil with 2B…

Come again?

Greetings,  today I am sharing another portrait from my sketchbook.  This was created in July of this year.  I came across a photo of an older gentleman cupping his hand to his ear in an apparent effort to increase his ability to hear.  I found the act and his facial expression to be so characteristic…

Silent Peaceful Solitude

Good morning all. I am the only one stirring so far this morning.  I enjoy the peaceful reassuring silence of the house on these early weekend mornings. I do, however, share the silence with our loyal 4 legged girl, Katie.  She is old, quiet, and all so content, to simply be.  Laying on the floor…

Happy Monday

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…

Back at it

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…

An Honored Request

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…

Reality & Tactile Feedback

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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…

Bleeding Ink & Negative Space

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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…

Trying to let go and just have fun

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…

Tarana, Inspiration via Sktchy

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…

More Procreate!

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.…

I Can See You…

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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…

Procreate Portrait of Mr. Pegg

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…