Kiana

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.

Jolynn

This portrait of Jolynn is drawn from a fantastic inspiration photo on Sktchy. I don’t draw enough older people; whenever I do I’m reminded of how great their faces are to draw. Jolynn’s face is so interesting and full of character and it’s so much easier to get a likeness when you’re not drawing young smooth featureless skin!

I also decided to ditch my scan of this portrait and use a photo of it instead. The scan bleached out the image too much, whereas the photo retained more of the yellow and the texture of the paper and the portrait just looks more interesting.

Sydney

This is Sydney from Sktchy. Crying is something that I find really hard to capture in a portrait. I think I’ve done a better job here than I usually do but I’m still not where I’d like to be. I need to practice, practice, practice.

Lowkeyvibe

My week-long virtual conference has finished so I have time for drawing again and I’ve started off today with a portrait of Lowkeyvibe from Sktchy. I drew this portrait on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app and the ballpointy brush by Georg.

Sheree

I’m part of the production & presentation team for a week long virtual conference this week & it has been crazy. I spent hours both supporting and presenting in live broadcasts yesterday but today I had a day off before heading back online tomorrow & Friday. So I took some time to wind down & draw. I chose this portrait of Sheree from Sktchy because it reminded me of my daughter, who would love her own katana.

Liza

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.