This is Kiana from Sktchy. I was so happy with how the face worked out that when it came to drawing the hair I really didn’t know what to do with it. I’ve spent two days messing about in Procreate with all kinds of ideas and not liked any of them so erased each one. In the end I decided to simply draw it in and leave it with this cool blue background because I didn’t want to draw too much attention away from the face.


This is Liza from Sktchy drawn on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that it was the colours in the inspiration photo for this portrait that drew me to this image – that red hair contrasted against a turquoise wall was irresistible.


This is Kasra from Sktchy, drawn on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app. Most of my drawing this week has been done sat in my armchair in front of the TV consuming US election news 24/7 (although I’m British). I feel like I’ve been drawing while watching CNN for a lifetime, has it really only been 4 days?


This is Zoe from Sktchy drawn in Procreate. Today is the Day of the Dead or Dia de Los Muertos to give its Hispanic name. I’ve always been attracted to the colourful sugar skulls that are traditional symbols of this Mexican festival but I also love the idea of celebrating the lives of deceased relatives so the festival resonates with me on a number of levels.

I draw a portrait of someone in sugar skull costume and make up most years but this year I’ve also been crocheting along with a Day of the Dead crochet-along (or CAL) created by @theguywiththehook. You can see my finished mandala below and you can find the pattern on Ravelry.

Hannah’s dog

For the last day of September I drew Hannah’s dog on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app again. Tomorrow Inktober begins and I’m going to try to draw with ballpoints every day. I’m not sure if I’ll manage a portrait a day for the whole of October but I’ll give it my best shot.


Today I made a digital stamp portrait of myself using a selfie photo as inspiration. I’m thinking of getting it turned into a real stamp to use for signing my artwork.

I made this image on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app and digital block printing techniques.