Julia

This is Julia from the Museum by Sktchy app. I drew her on my IPad Pro using the Procreate app and Lisa Bardot’s pencil box brushes.

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Álfrún

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.

RBG

I’m not an American but even here on the other side of the pond many of us, especially women, are deeply grateful for the life, work and inspiration of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the US Supreme Court Justice and feminist icon who died yesterday. I am certainly feeling her loss today and she was the only person I could possibly draw.

I painted this in a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook with Zecchi Toscana watercolours then warmed on it with Luminance coloured pencils. Then I scanned it in to my iPad Pro and worked on it some more in Procreate using Lisa Bardot’s Pencil Box brushes.

Artur

Artur

This is Artur. Nothing deep and meaningful about today’s choice of Sktchy face to draw. I just liked that intense and more than a little grumpy expression and it was definitely fun to draw. I got lost in the pink and blue tones for a while.

I drew this on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app and Lisa Bardot’s fabulous pencil box brushes.

Elena

I haven’t used my Bardot Brushes for a while. I’ve become slightly obsessed with the Procreate wet acrylic brush and have used that for almost all my digital drawing recently but I decided to go back to my Bardot pencil box brushes for this portrait, and it was such a good decision – the cross hatch brush was perfect for those dandelions.

I drew Sktchy muse Elena on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.

Adah

Blue is my favourite colour. I find it soothing, cooling, calming. I also have a long history of severe depression and blue is, of course, the colour associated with sadness. Today I am feeling blue (post-election blues after yesterday’s UK election) and it felt right to draw a blue portrait. It so happens that Sktchy is having a Blue Portrait Party this week, which gave me even more of a reason to draw a blue portrait. So here is Adah looking much paler and bluer than she does in the inspiration photo!

I drew Adah on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app.