My week-long virtual conference has finished so I have time for drawing again and I’ve started off today with a portrait of Lowkeyvibe from Sktchy. I drew this portrait on my iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil using the Procreate app and the ballpointy brush by Georg.


This is Salome from Sktchy drawn with Bic 4-colour ballpoint pens. I don’t often draw full body portraits but occasionally an image will catch my attention and I want to draw it. In this case it was the great posture – it was so interesting and I love drawing foreshortening so I wanted to try to capture it.

Vampire Sarp

Hooray! I made it all the way through Inktober without missing a day! This is Sarp from Sktchy for day 31 which is, of course, Halloween. I’ve had a lot of fun using my Bic pens all month but I’m looking forward to using all my other art materials again from tomorrow!


This is Taha from Sktchy for day 30 of Inktober. I had planned to work this portrait in colour but I always start with a first layer in blue, establishing where the shadows are, and when I reached this point in the portrait I liked it so much that I decided to stop here.


This portrait is drawn from an image posted by Dritan on Sktchy. It’s day 28 of Inktober and the end is in sight. I’ve enjoyed working with ballpoint pens and I’ve certainly improved but I’m so looking forward to playing with my watercolours and Copics again!


Today’s Sktchy face – for day 27 of Inktober- is Esther. It’s not a great portrait- I missed the likeness and the tonal values are all wrong. I’ve got a migraine today and I was working in semi-darkness because I couldn’t tolerate the light. If I’d been feeling better I might have carried on and tried to rectify some of the problems with more layers of colour. But it’s Inktober and tomorrow I’ll be drawing another one!