Megan Amey
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Vignette Journal

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Posts tagged iPad Pro art
Sketchbook Pages: 9

Since getting in to using my iPad for all my drawing and painting, I’ve hardly opened a physical sketchbook.

Sounds kind of blasphemous coming from me - up until a year ago I was very much “make everything with real pencils and paint and paper alwaaaayss!”. It’s just so easy to pick up my iPad, sit on the sofa and draw. I don’t have to wait for the light to be right, I don’t have to make a mess getting all my pencils and pens and paint out - its eeeasy.

Don’t get me wrong, I do believe it has caused me to create some bad habits, and I have an itch to paint something on a big piece of wood or canvas at the moment, but for the last little while, these have been my “sketchbook” pages:

The Shape of Water (A Fan Art Piece)

I went to see The Shape of Water a couple of weeks ago at the super comfy Everyman in Chelmsford, and couldn't stop thinking about it, so I did a weird thing for me and made some fan art. Maybe I just haven't liked a film/ tv show/ book/ game enough to make art about it until now... This was made using the Procreate app on my iPad Pro. I bought my iPad Pro & apple pencil a couple of years ago now and it has honestly taken me that long to even vaguely get to grips with drawing digitally. I do find it a million times better than using one of those drawing tablets without a screen though - my brain couldn't not look at the tablet while I was drawing (derp).

I have no idea if I'm doing anything "right" still (I mean, there's not a "right" way to make art, but ya know what I mean), but this is the first piece I've been happy with. I definitely think I'm getting my preferred process down, but I'm still figuring out brushes and how to make them look "natural". Coming from a background of using physical paint etc to create art, its kind of frustrating that I can't make things look like that yet. Keeping my fingers crossed that Kyle's Brushes come out with a set for procreate! Theres also a print available on my etsy shop!

Have you seen The Shape of Water? What did you think?

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Inside My Sketchbook: 3

Anyone else having trouble signing in to their Flickr accounts? I haven't had any issues until today, beginning to wonder if its something to do with the security breach they experience at the end of December! *hyperventilates* I really wanted to make a blog post today about whats been going on inside my sketchbook for the past little while, so I'm rather pained that I had to use some of my Wordpress storage for these! It was Harry's and my 5th year together at the end of November, so I got all mushy and drew us from a Photo Booth photo we had taken in Amsterdam... I had a little bit of fun with Lino printing again - I haven't used this medium in a looong time. I'd really like to do some Lino printing on unbranded notebooks to sell online. If anyone has any suggestions for where I might be able to find small amounts of these - please let me know! We travelled to Hastings in December, and while Harry was in a job interview for a while (he got the job, yay!) I started to draw this. It ended up turning in to a weird little 3 part series. It was super fun to experiment with different colours for sketching other than graphite. Zissou being cheeky, because I can't help myself. Aaaand this one isn't quite in my sketchbook per say. I made it on my iPad Pro for this cute thing thats doing the rounds on Instagram called "#MeetTheArtist". I'm still kinda struggling with calling myself an artist, but it was too fun to pass up!