‘The Flock’ (2018)

A mash-up of two old drawings. The tree was started in the Colored Pencil App about a year ago. It sat idle for much too long. Returning to the tree I found it was difficult to match colors in the app so I transferred it to the Procreate app to finish. A single sheep was begun in Procreate about the same time as I started the tree. Several days ago I thought it was time to finish the two pieces. I added roots and limbs to the tree and played around with transforming the sheep to get a few different profiles and looks. Now what? Throw them together in Procreate and see what happens. You see the result.

I happily learned a lot about Procreate and sadly found deficiencies in Colored Pencil I feel I cannot overcome. I will be deleting it from my too large collection of iPad art apps.

‘Pear Orchard One’


Since 2010 I have collected many drawing/art apps (probably too many) for use on the three different iPads I have purchased. I have used pears as a common subject to compare the various apps. Why? I find the pear interesting and fairly easy to draw quickly. Each app has its advantages and disadvantages. I am not comparing the apps here just presenting my sketches.

Over this period I have used the Pencil by 53, the original Sensu stylus, various inexpensive styli and now the Apple Pencil. I am searching for old sketches and still trying out other drawing apps. Hopefully I will post another orchard or individual sketches.