I’ve started using a new drawing app on my phone and having fun trying out different drawing styles. Here you can check out some of my first doodles.
After a period of doodling a lot in my sketchbook, I wanted to get back into digital drawing. Mainly for the practical reason that I don’t have to get out any drawing stuff, but can start drawing immediately when the baby takes a nap and I don’t want to get up 😆
I’ve had ibisPaint X on my phone for months (thanks to my cool and creative niece who recommended it ❤️) but never really got started until now.
I had a cheap stylus which so far has been okay to use, but I’ve been drawing so much that it already needs replacing. I could just use my finger to draw but I find that very difficult 😬
What I think about ibisPaint X so far
I’m really liking the airbrush tools, and generally find the drawing tools in the app easy to use. Especially the handy switch between brush and eraser and the zoom and rotate functions. It’s also very neat to be able to make a process video of a drawing.
I should mention I quickly decided to pay for the ad-free version of the app to also get access to more brush options. Which you obviously don’t have to do, but I don’t regret.
I’m having lots of fun playing around with textures and colours. Actually spending time drawing that I could be napping or doing other useful things!
If you draw, do you use drawing apps for your phone/tablet or prefer working on paper – or maybe on a computer with a larger screen? You’re welcome to share in the comments, thanks for following along! More drawings to come!
I met this friendly, little cat on a walk recently and decided to draw/paint it with watercolour markers.
We definitely live in a cat town. I see new cats around the house and garden and on walks very often. And I only rarely see people with dogs.
I grew up with cats and later a dog, and I really miss having pets!
Since there will soon be a little monkey living in the house (who’s currently growing in my belly), we don’t plan to get any pets ourselves at the moment.
However, with the neighbourhood cats – not to mention the squirrels, frogs, birds and the hedgehog (I saw it again!) – it’s almost like having pets 🙂
New drawing materials
As you might have noticed, I’ve been drawing a lot of digital art this summer. But it’s also made me want to draw more traditional stuff and learn new techniques.
The cat drawing is based on a photo I snapped quickly, you cannot rely on the patience of a cat. A couple of days later I sat down and made a quick sketch and added some colour with my Winsor & Newton watercolour markers + water and a small brush. And finally I did the line art.
I haven’t used these markers in a long time and don’t know if I did it the “right” way. I also, for some reason, used this strange stonepaper that I had. It worked out fine, but I think I’ll try watercolour or mixed media paper next time.
Has anyone tried drawing on stonepaper – and if so – what drawing tools do you use on it?