Álfrún was one of my first Sktchy draws and every so often I return to her gallery to find another photo to draw. She has a wonderful collection of inspiration photos to choose from and such a beautiful face to draw. Capturing such fair skintones and light hair effectively is also a challenging exercise for me to return to. I used Lisa Bardot’s new upadted Pencil Box brush collection for Procreate to draw this portrait on my iPad Pro.



I enjoyed drawing this portrait of Jenell from Sktchy so much. I had my second Covid vaccination a few days ago and once again it’s made me fairly unwell so I’ve taken a few days off work and haven’t really been able to sit at my desk and draw. But I can hold my iPad for a little while and draw on it in short bursts and I’ve drawn this over a few days. And once I finished I played around with the colours in Procreate and couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I put all four together.

I’ve posted the original below too so you can see what it looks like as I actually drew it.


In case you hadn’t guessed, I’m now obsessed with these brushes and this technique I’m developing in Procreate. It works beautifully with this portrait of Sktchy inspiration Muxi – this is drawn from a contemporary photo but I love the traditional vibe this technique has created.


I’ve been working some more today with my new Procreate brush so I don’t forget how I used it and have also been developing my technique a little more. This is a portrait of Faulzy from Sktchy and I used a TextureTown and ballpoiinty brush in the Procreate app on my iPad Pro.


This is Rhayane from Sktchy. I’ve been looking for a Procreate brush that I could combine with the ballpointy brush to cover large areas and I finally found one! The striped effect is created using a Texturetown brush and I love the effect it creates!