Last year, I decided to gift myself an iPad Pro. With so many stressful months of non-stop work, I wanted to have something I could take with me anywhere I wanted. So I could draw, read, watch movies/shows, take notes, and even use as a planner.
After some research, I opted for the iPad Pro for some extra features and functionalities I was looking for, but the newest iPad Air seems to be a great option (and more affordable) for those looking to get an iPad.
One of the apps I was looking forward to trying with the iPad was Procreate. I don’t consider myself to be great at drawing but I do love to draw, and have been looking into practicing more so I can improve my skills. Procreate (especially with the Apple Pencil), has been a great way of starting to doodle and practice more consistently.
The app offers a wide range of features that make the it pretty simple to use, with a good selection of tutorials and tools that can help you understand Procreate better if you’re feeling stuck.
I’ve mostly been practicing with simple things, opting to go with food related items. In this case: donuts. I’m slowly experimenting with shadow and shading techniques, trying to find the style I like the most.
I’m having a lot of fun drawing new things and hope to keep creating things this year. It is a great distraction, especially during the stressful times.
Do you create art? What software or tools do you use?