Drawing with Procreate

I’ve been trying to indulge in my creativity by using my iPad Pro to practice drawing. I’m also using it for note taking at work using OneNote but off hours I’m trying to experiment with Procreate. I have used programs like Photoshop in the past but trying to draw using a mouse and keyboard is kind of difficult. Using a pen and tablet makes drawing much easier. When I was using my iPad Air 2 I used a pen by Paper by 53. It was pretty good but the thing I didn’t like was the squishy point. The Apple Pencil has a more firm point so its easier to draw.

I decided to draw Sharka, which is a character by Crazy Shirts that I saw a long time ago on a visit to Hawaii. I have a lot of shirts with his likeness on it and it was relatively simple to draw.

I added a pineapple and a palm tree too just for fun. I definitely liked using all the layers to refine the picture. I just need to start coloring it in and then it will be complete. I’m just trying to think of what sort of background I should draw in. Definitely something that’s Hawaiian but I haven’t decided what. I’m experimenting with some other drawings at the moment but this one is the most complete. The one feature that I do wish they had was a way to draw perfect shapes like circles and the like. There is a way to draw straight lines but I need circles and things with soft edges for some of my drawings that I’m attempting.

I think my 5th grade level drawings aren’t so bad. I think I’ll start drawing Pokémon for my daughter so that I can get better. Maybe my next one that I post online will be Pikachu or some other character that I remember from season 1 (can’t believe they’re on Season 21 now). I subbed drawing for creative blogging tonight, if there is time I’ll draw some tomorrow or start coloring in my Sharka.


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