Since we’re in Durban again… and since I don’t have all my paints and art-stuff with me (because they’re bulky and not exactly conducive to travel)… I’ve been experimenting with drawing apps on my iPad.
I have an old’ish iPad with a cracked screen. And I have a finger. And I have an app called Procreate. And I’ve been having lots of fun with these 3 things!
Here’s how it works:
- The first step is to take a nice photo (thankfully the iPad has a camera)… or to find a photo already stored on the iPad.
- Then, I crop it and desaturate it (using the other-app-I-like: Snapseed!)
- Then – using my index finger (because I’m still saving up for the beloved Apple Pencil)… I draw on top of the photo.
- Once I’m happy with the result – I share it (usually on Instagram).
Here’s a visual journey through the process:
And here’s a video of the drawing process:
I also decided to experiment with people… and, who better than my own offspring?
So – I took a quick snap of Morgan with the iPad:
Then cropped and desaturated…
I decided I wanted to keep her face and her skin exactly as-is… but thought I’d have fun with the rest (and make her hair pink too!)…
Here’s the final result with a frame and an Instagram filter:
I think I’m coming to realise that although I enjoy taking photos… I really enjoy taking photos AND drawing on top of them!
To end this post… here’s a digital self-portrait (and yes, my hair actually is silver/black/blue now…)