I took a Skillshare class last week on Metallic textures in Procreate with my favourite Skillshare teacher, Liz Kohler-Brown, and I managed to use the technique I learned on that class to draw the gold earrings and necklace in this portrait. I’m very proud of myself because this is quite a stretch from what we were doing in the class! And this is the beautiful Abra, who offered the perfect for experimenting with both this technique and more of Procreate’s great new updates brushes. I used the wet acrylic on her face and then several different drawing brushes on her hair and lips.

I drew Abra on my iPad Pro using a 2nd gen Apple Pencil and the Procreate app.

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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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