Learning to draw in ibisPaint X

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 ๐Ÿ˜†

My first 2 quick doodles in ibisPaint X. Not really meant to be shared but what the heck.

I’ve had ibisPaint X on my phone for months (thanks to my cool and creative niece who recommended it โค๏ธ) but never really got started until now.

A very random and late Valentine’s Day doodle that I shared on Instagram…
Testing out a new drawing style with a doggo doodle! When I don’t know what to draw I go for cats and dogs, food things or people. And at the moment a lot of babies ๐Ÿ˜„

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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.

Orange airbrush vibes ๐Ÿงก

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!

Learning to draw in ibisPaint X

Inktober 2018 #25

Pineapples are all very prickly inside and out, but especially this one:

When I was a student I worked in an icecream shop for 4 years during the summers, where I learned that pineapples are ripe when you can easily pull out a leaf.

I like the taste, but these angry fruits make my mouth sting like crazy, so I rarely eat them. And if the fruit is as angry as the one I drew here, it’s definitely not worth the aggravation.

To be honest the facial expression is inspired a little bit by me trying to learn to paint with gouache these past couple of days ๐Ÿ˜‚

Inktober 2018 #25