Wendy

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.

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Sydney

I was recently gifted some Winsor & Newton watercolour markers. I’ve never used watercolour markers before so this portrait of Sydney was my first experiment with them. I was a long way out of my comfort zone but it was fun to play around with the colour and see what the markers could do. The most interesting thing I learned was that some of the colours respond much better to the addition of water than others – it will take me a while to remember which ones!

Leeza #2

This is my second portrait of Leeza from an image of two photos collaged together. In my last post I shared the first one, drawn with Copic markers and coloured pencils. This one was drawn digitally with marker and coloured pencil brushes, using the same technique but working on my iPad Pro. I used True Grit Texture Supply’s KolorMarc and Chromographbrushes.

Leeza

I’ve been working on a (non-portrait) commission for the past week which has meant that I haven’t had time for any other drawing. I haven’t drawn a face for around 10 days which is the longest I’ve gone in about 5 years without drawing one. So it was a huge relief to finally get around to drawing this portrait (well, half a face anyway) of Leeza from the Museum by Sktchy app.

Bianca

I bought some fabulous new brushes for Procreate by the TrueGrit Texture Supply – the KolorMarc pack. They are marker brushes and I used them for this portrait of Bianca from the Museum by Sktchy app.

I’ve used a whole of range of different brushes in Procreate to try to create the effect of Copic markers but none have worked like these. The richness of colour and texture is just fabulous. And they really do go down like Copics. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, TrueGrit make the best Procreate brushes on the market.

Katoka

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.