Tattoos turning to mud

Portrait of Wendy inspired by a portrait I originally drew in Paper and revisited several years later. Digitally painted with Procreate on a 3rd generation iPad.

This was my first attempt at using Procreate and decided to give it a try between working on my PaperFaces Project.

Having used FiftyThree’s Paper app up until this point I was overwhelmed by Procreate’s features. The power was certainly there, but the simplicity of picking up an iPad and stylus to start a sketch wasn’t.

Paper’s sketchbook motif resonated with me more than the approach digital painting powerhouses like Procreate were pursuing. Learning a complex and feature rich app was not something I had the time to mess with. So I abandoned Procreate with the goal of returning to it a year or two…

time-lapse video recorded within Procreate.

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Water tension

Portrait of Marie M. digitally painted with Procreate on an iPad.

Turn away

Portrait of Tatha S. digitally painted with Procreate on an iPad.