Today’s portrait is not from Sktchy. This is Naomi, the aerialist from Draw Brighton’s Drawing Circus, drawn on my iPad Pro.

Since the first Covid lockdown in the UK last Spring I’ve been a supporter of Draw Brighton, my local life drawing school which had to shut its doors due to coronavirus but started offering activities via Patreon to provide income for its teachers and models. They offer virtual life and portrait drawing sessions, blogs and a range of online classes and activities each month and they also they release photos of their models and from the Drawing Circus (their themed semi-clothed life drawing troupe) archive.

If you’re interested you can find out more about Draw Brighton here.


Last portrait of the year and I decided to draw Marie from Sktchy on my iPad Pro. Thank you to everyone who has followed my blog, read my posts and supported me in any way. I really appreciate your support. Posting my portraits here is one of the things I do to ensure I keep drawing regularly so by visiting this blog you are actively supporting my drawing habit. Thank you and Happy New Year to you.


This is Courtney from Sktchy. I’ve been feeling very anxious this past week and today I decided to draw a smiling face as a form of art therapy. I loved making this drawing, especially adding the freckles, always my favourite feature to add to a face.

You can watch a short timelapse video on my YouTube channel here.


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.