This is a portrait of Svet from the Museum by Sktchy app. It’s been a while since I’ve done a portrait like this on my iPad. I did a whole series a few years ago and I’m revisiting the style for a class I’m teaching later this week.
I drew the blue and yellow version in the top left corner and then created the other colour versions by playing with the colour curves in Procreate.
Back in my Copic comfort zone for this portrait of Taelor from the Museum by Sktchy app. I was concerned that I’d gone too dark with the shadow at one point (during the ugly stage, of course) but it all came together in the end. I always have to remind myself to trust my process…
Svet doesn’t actually look like a Disney Princess in real life. I somehow turned her into one while drawing her portrait, mainly by making her eyes far too large. She does have beautiful big eyes, but not as ridiculously big as I’ve drawn them!
Everything in this portrait is slightly out of proportion and place ( I mean, what is going on with that left arm?), creating more of a caricature than a portrait, but I was so absorbed in my process that I didn’t see this until I was finished.
And this is where posting all my drawings keeps me honest! We all have good days and bad days when it comes to making art, but I always learn something from the process. Today I learned that I really should try not to get so caught up in the process when making digital art, that I should take more breaks, step back and look at what I’m doing, try to see how it looks from more of a distance. And that’s valuable learning. I also enjoyed the drawing process so it was a valuable experience too.
When you draw muses from the Museum by Sktchy app for a long time you inevitably develop favourites. Wendy is an absolute favourite of mine. I love drawing her. She has the best eyes and such an expressive face, and all her photos are well-lit and interesting. They are everything I look for when I’m looking for a great image to draw from.
Sometimes simplest is best. I loved the angle of the inspiration image for this portrait of Katoka from the Museum by Sktchy app but I kept my drawing and painting as simple as possible because i was concerned that if I made the portrait at all complicated it might be difficult to read. i think it works well as it is.