I’m so over Inktober. Three days in and I’d had enough of monochrome making me miserable so I’m back to doing what I love – with colour and whatever medium I feel like using.

This is the beautiful Nazli from the Museum by Sktchy app, drawn on my IPad Pro using the Procreate app.


My husband bought me a SketchboardPro as a gift and this portrait of Kennedy is the first drawing I’ve made on my iPad Pro using it. The iPad Pro fits into it and it basically creates a much larger and portable working desk space for drawing, which you can use anywhere. I love how much space it gives me to rest my arm now.


I’m seriously struggling with agonising chronic pain at the moment after making so many trips by rail to London these past few weeks for specialist treatment. I can’t sit down t my desk to draw at all but I did manage to finish this drawing of Laura on my iPad Pro today. Hooray.


I started this portrait of Maju on my iPad on the train on Tuesday and finally got around to finishing it today. I love the flexibility of iPad drawing – it’s so easy to start a drawing on one day, leave it part way through, pick it up again some days later and just carry on from where I left off. I don’t generally do this with sketchbook drawing but my iPad goes everywhere with me and so I often have a WIP (work in progress) on it.


I’m on three different hospital pathways for fairly serious treatments at the moment and it’s all getting a bit overwhelming. I needed to get “good” blood pressure readings today to send to one of the hospitals and my anxiety was so high the ones I was getting this morning really weren’t good, so I did some drawing – and after a couple of hours my BP had reduced from high to normal and I was feeling so much better. Thanks to Siobhan and the Museum by Sktchy app for the free therapy.


I spent half a day in hospital last week having a cardiac scan and picked up some vile virus (not Covid, I’ve had a PCR test and it’s negative) which has made me feel very unwell. I don’t have the energy to sit at a table and draw so digital drawing is the most I can manage. So glad to have actually managed to finish this portrait of Jing-Tang from the Museum app (which is what Sktchy has rebranded as) today.


This is David from Sktchy – or “Museum” as the app has rebranded itself today in honour of its muses. It will take a while to get used to the new name but I like that the folks at Sktchy are putting the focus on the muses.

I drew David on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app.