Digital life drawing

Digital Life Drawing

Digital life drawing on iPad Pro with Adobe Sketch & Procreate. I favor digital life drawing because I can be in full painting mode! WOW! Layers of color, texture, line, all laid down in 1 to 30 minutes, creating some very nice, loose, explosively colorful drawings which can be printed up nice and large. So many textures and tool to pick from, all on the fly!

I’ve been attending weekly life drawing sessions since 2007.

Traditional Life Drawing

I love black & white waxy China markers, bold marks on the soft buff Kraft paper. Colored graphite sticks & watercolor sticks help deliver the robust color punch I want. The color goes on richly and color selection is great. Digital life drawing is a natural progression from my paper drawings.

Brushes Redux
In 2010, I began drawing with my fingers with Brushes Redux on my old iPad. David Hockney uses this. Read more about life drawing with Brushes.

Adobe Sketch
In 2017, I moved up to iPad Pro and Adobe Sketch drawing/painting app with much more to offer than Brushes. Once basics were mastered, I took it to weekly life drawing to push myself to learn it. Great textures like dry pastel, markers, watercolor, acrylics, oils. I use an inexpensive stylus or the Apple pencil. SUCH a wonderful portable artist toolkit!!!

Procreate
Fantastic but overkill, not for beginners.