This was my Saturday meditation. Drawing that juicy pepper was so therapeutic. The muse is Alyona from the Museum by Sktchy app and I drew the portrait on my iPad Pro using the Procreate app.
Drawing with a migraine at the moment which seems to have made David look a little sadder in this portrait than he does in the inspiration photo 🙂
I love the inspiration photo (which can be found on the Museum by Sktchy app) for this portrait of Tara so much. I thought such a wonderful face deserved the Copic treatment so I spent some time in my Copic marker comfort zone, knowing that I’d probably get the best results there. And I’m so happy with the finished portrait.
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.