Hi everyone, like I mentioned in my previous post, I’ve been working on digital drawing for a few days now. I enjoyed it a lot and everything is still new to me. Hey but don’t worry I’m not giving up my papers and watercolour yet. It’s just I’m into digital drawing for the moment and really excited to give it more time. Today I will be sharing with you some work I’ve done with IPad and Apple Pencil using various drawing apps, namely Sketches Pro, Adobe Sketch and Procreate. I’m not ready yet to give you guys a comprehensive review on these three apps and my new tools but I’m ready to show you some interesting things I tried. It’s all about experiment for me at this stage, trying different digital brushes and styles. I had fun and I hope you enjoy this post as well.
1. Sketches Pro
I don’t use this app as often as the other two. Mainly because of its limitation to brush variety. Here are two pieces I created using Sketch Pro.
This is just a doggie wants to have his bone. I tried some simple shading on him and obviously I’m still not that good. It was fun though to give him sleepy eyes.
This is a collaboration with my husband. He said he wanted to try so he drew the Sun behind the Earth. I wanted to make it more funny so I gave them facial expressions and a seemingly fitting caption.
2. Adobe Sketch
Here are the pieces I created with Adobe Sketch.
One of my favourite build in brushes in Adobe Sketch is the Soft Pastel Brush. It really captures how pastel’s colour and texture.
Here I drew a watermelon and I like how the strokes look.
Do you think it looks tasty?
I like how I rendered the background colour here.
This is just a simple text with tiny flower thingy.
I really like these little ducks and flowers.
For this piece I tried the build in Round Watercolour Brush. I had to say that even though I like pastel brushes a lot, watercolour brushes are not that outstanding and the watercolour effect was not as good as I expected. Of course it definitely has something to do with my digital drawing skill however I think real brushes and watercolour still do a better job.
Here I tried to design a girl’s face and use some shading as well.
Procreate is the app I use the most of the three apps I talked about today. Mainly because I use it to do my inking style. Besides its interface is nice and the brushes are abundant. I also tried to customise some brushes myself.
Here I tried the build in Ink Brush. This is an angry octopus spraying ink from his mouth with a tiny message! Hehe.
For this image I tried two things, first is the Flat Watercolour Brush and second, the glassy reflection style to create more depth to the fish.
This is a sad snail and he lost his shell. He doesn’t want to look bad so he found a substitute. He doesn’t look bad now but he is for sure still sad. For this piece I used Procreate’s Round Watercolour Brush and its Sketch Pencil.
For this image I used only the customised Ink Brush I created for my inking work.
I wanted to try colouring more so this is what I came up with. A hurt cactus. He feels hurts whenever he accidentally hurts other people.
This is another image created using my customised Ink Brush. It’s a cute white cat with flowers on her.
This one is also created using my customised Ink Brush. This may seem familiar right? Yes this is the same fish from my previous post but I changed its tail into leaves. I thought it looks much nicer this way.
So here are all the images I worked on ever since I got my IPad and Apple Pencil. For these three drawing apps, I do prefer Procreate. However I honestly think that they all have their own merits. Sometimes it really comes down to my mood and which one I want to use that day. Tell me what do you think about all these pieces. Do you like them? Or do you miss my old watercolour paintings?
Cheers, till next time. 💕💕💕