Last weeks commute drawings

There is no commute drawing for last sunday because I had a day off to celebrate my grandma’s 86th birthday.

Monday: A pretty dress imaginary polaroid. Inspired by the beautiful dress @ssuuuss had on for her brothers wedding, as seen on her instagram. 🙂

Tuesday: I did not finish tuesdays drawing during my commute, so I posted a work in progress and completed her on the way back home. I love dance.

Wednesday: If you’re wondering if I made a commute drawing today, I sort of did. I was practicing working in Paper on my iPad with my new sensu brush. But I didn’t have enough time (for the majority of my commute I was still eating breakfast) to make anything I want to share. Maybe later!
I got a new sensu brush after losing the one I had somewhere. Fortunately there are several Dutch webshops that offer them now so I don’t have to order from the US and pay an absurd amount of shipping costs (fuck you ThinkGeek) and extra tax costs (Ugh) like with my last one. I’ve now finished the drawing I made, but I don’t think it’s all that good. Still, showing my progress is a good thing! And playing around with different ways of drawing in Paper and seeing how I can best use that app is interesting.

A practice drawing with my new sensu brush (I lost the old one). I'm trying out different ways of drawing in Paper by 53 on my iPad. I see a lot of problems with this drawing, but I did enjoy making it!

Thursday: It took me a while to settle on a subject. Lots of ideas, but none felt like something I wanted to draw. Until I figured I could combine a hunan form with a tree. Presto: Dryad!

Last weeks sketchbook page


It is only a digital one because I didn’t get around to doing an actual page in my sketchbook. I had secretly planned to do a digital and a analog one each week for my challenge, but I failed at that in my second week.

However I did work on several illustrations for The Anglerfish which all started with actual pencil and paper. So I feel that having just a digital sketchbook page for last week is okay and I can keep on going with my challenge plan.

Dancing makes me happy and wanted to celebrate that. And I’m enjoying the new zoom function in Paper (the app on my iPad I made this in) because it gives me a lot more control.

Journaling about faces and hats



Two pages from my paper by 53 app on my iPad. In a way the limitations of the drawing possibilities (no zoom, no choice in brush widths) give a nice challenge to produce quick sketches and not to not overthink things. But I am generally much better at drawing faces than this attempt. I still have to learn to work within the limits set by the app.

I was more anoyed with the lack of import options, I want to be able to pull an image into a page. The app specificly mimics a sketch and notebook environment that is easy to use on the go for quick work. What makes the creators think that people who want to use it as such don’t want the possibility to make a collage to draw on? It’s a specially irritating considering there is an option to use an image as the cover when generating a new book. Why have one kind of import option but not the other?

I would have loved to have pasted the image of the hat that was the inspiration for that page on the page and make it a more dynamic lay-out with the dawing, picure and writing.

Digital art journaling

First try

Trying 'Paper' some more

Digital Journal page

Sketchy people

I have recently acquired an iPad, and have been trying out different apps. The two drawing apps that I have bought are Paper by FiftyThree and Sketchbook Pro.
I was a little uncertain about Paper at first, but the interface is incredible and after buying the extra brushes (the basic app is free) I had much more fun with it. The images above are all made with Paper.

Sketchbook Pro I got to use as a more ‘professional’ art app, I want to make more complete paintings with it. It is a lot more complicated than Paper because there are a lot of options, so I haven’t got anything yet that I want to share. I still have a lot to learn about digital painting in general anyway, so who knows when I have something I like?

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