June Sketch

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO1250
“Electric Halo” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。I wanted to share my latest iPad sketch that I worked on the past week off and on. Please enjoy the time-lapse video at the bottom of this post!

“June Sketch” Cedar Park, 2019

またね~

Today’s Sketch on the iPad using Procreate

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO2500
“iPad Art” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Here’s the latest sketch I made on my iPad. I looked at a reference photo to help with the pose, and it evolved into the style that I usually work in. I had fun using some new brushes, and I like the effect which you can see in the ends of her hair and outline of her shirt.

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

If you’re interested in my favorite sketching gear that I use, you can find a list here.

I hope you had a nice day!

またね~

2019.05.24 Sketch

A New Sketch in Procreate

Hey there! Here’s the latest sketch I completed. I had fun choosing the muted color palette in this one.

By the way, I am selling some of my sketches as t-shirt designs on Amazon in case you are interested. I still haven’t made a sale, but I’m hoping for a miracle! 😆🙏

There’s a link and photo in the right sidebar of my blog, but if you are viewing this in an RSS reader, you can check them out on Amazon here.

Have a nice day!

Tonight’s Sketch

こんばんは。I don’t have a photo to share for this post, but I did finish a drawing on the iPad using Procreate.

I might sound like a broken record, but I really enjoy sketching on the iPad. I’m getting more comfortable, and am able to work quicker, and with greater precision. Of course, the more I learn, the more I realize I have a long ways to go! But progress is encouraging, and I have a lot of fun with minimal frustration. Very satisfied!

To see all the sketches I’ve been working on, you can check out the Flickr album “My Sketching Journey”, or my Instagram account barron.sketches which I created just for posting sketches, watercolors, and stationery items.

If you’re interested in my favorite sketching gear that I use, you can find a list here.

またね~

Digital Drawing and Overcoming Barriers

"Late-night Office" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2, 1/100 sec, ISO320
“Late-night Office” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going? I continue to enjoy sketching on the iPad, and the convenience and speed it provides. What is really nice is that I can work through mistakes a lot faster than with pencil and eraser. It lets me try new things without fear of wasting paper or actually needing to buy new stationery or art materials. Also, because there is no cleanup involved, I am more likely to start something completely new. If I simply want to push paint around, I can do that instantly. It’s not physical paint, of course, but I end up scanning the real-world watercolors and pencil sketches to share in the digital world anyway. I suppose drawing digitally, and on the iPad in particular, streamlines the process, and breaks down barriers that were standing in the way of creativity.

Digital drawing for me also goes hand-in-hand with decluttering. I feel like I can reduce the number of pens and paints I keep around. My sketchbooks have been “silent” lately, although I still use notebooks for daily journaling using my favorite fountain pens. But I don’t mind not using the sketchbooks because I don’t really like seeing them laying on the desk. It kind of made me feel guilty of not using them. So I put them away, and the desk is even more clutter-free, even though there’s still lots more that can go. It’s nice to know that I can have all my new artwork contained in the iPad and the cloud. Maybe it’s just a phase, but I am finding joy in NOT creating physical drawings.

Anyway, here’s the latest drawing. I keep getting closer to my own style, or at least I find myself gravitating to this style. A couple of things that are on my list are more body poses, and also male portraits. And the digital medium will help me in those efforts for sure!

I hope you had a good day!

またね~