With the iPad drawing app Procreate’s latest update (Procreate 5) they included some new drawing brushes plus updated versions of existing brushes and I’m having a lot of fun trying out the new brushes. I wasn’t a huge fan of many of the old brushes and much preferred brushes I’d bought on the (very large) independent marketplace for artist-created brushes.
Anyone who follows this blog will know that my favourite brushes are the Bardot brushes made by artist and creator Lisa Bardot. But Procreate have seriously raised their game with this latest update. Both the new and existing but improved brushes I’ve tried so far are massive improvements on the old brushes. For this portrait of Sktchy muse Amanda I used the acrylic, wet acrylic, salamanca and stucco brushes, plus my usual Blackwing pencil brush for the highlights in the hair.
Drawn on my iPad Pro with a 2nd Gen Apple Pencil using Procreate 5.