I bought a new iPad case by Poetic for my iPad Air. This one has a “smart cover” which has magnets in it that automatically wake the iPad from sleep mode when you lift the cover, and also puts the iPad to sleep when you close the cover. I’ve been using a similar case that didn’t have the cover, but I honestly should have just gotten this one to begin with. At least they aren’t expensive!
The cover also acts as a stand which is nice for sketching at a comfortable angle. I like it!
One of the aspects of drawing on the iPad that I love is the ability to select and adjust the positioning of facial elements. It’s really difficult for me to draw it right (or even get close) the first time. So I have to move eyes, noses, and chins around till they look right. And then I’ll have to step away for a bit, or maybe even a day or two, before looking at the sketch again with fresh eyes and then see if I got it “good enough” or need to work on it some more.
It’s a process that takes a long time overall, so I have several drawings going at once. It’s all a lot of fun though, and rather than being frustrated at not being able to draw it right the first time, I get a lot of satisfaction when I realize that the drawing has gotten even just a tiny bit better. Little improvements! ☺️