Lil

What a great face! One of the things I love about the Sktchy app is that it gives portrait artists the opportunity to browse through many thousands (probably millions now I think about it) of photos to find faces that you want to draw. I have over 2000 in my queue waiting to be drawn and just looking through those to find the one I want to draw today can be a major exercise! But most days it’s easy. I usually know what medium I want to work with on any particular day and that guides my choice of photo.

Today was an iPad drawing day and Lil’s photo called out to me as soon as I saw it. I used Lisa Bardot’s pencil box brushes in the Procreate app on my iPad Pro.

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hareinthemoon

I love drawing things. These days I am rarely found without a pen, pencil or stylus in my hands. In my working life I spend a lot of time in meetings and classrooms, reading papers and strategies, so my home life provides a creative antidote to all that! I also have chronic pain, lots of it. I have scoliosis, fibromyalgia and CRPS, so my life is a balancing act, trying to balance work, which make me feel part of the real world, with pain, which is ever present, and art, which soothes my pain.

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