My original intention was to draw my husband tonight, but we watched Jon Stewart interviewing Roger Waters, which in turn made me think of David Gilmour. Since he was looking fine in the early days of Pink Floyd, and despite my aversion toward drawings of celebrities (I drew my share of Keith Richards and Mick Jaggers in high school), I wanted to draw handsome Gimour. A complete fiasco resemblance-wise, but it was great fun to toy with the pencil strokes in the ever amazing Procreate app for the iPad.
The fast: a loose blind contour (is there any other kind than loose?) drawing of my husband's leg and his orange Croc. The tedious: Nora's little radio sitting next to me. It looks like nothing, but I labored on the little shadows as if my life depended on it, and what had started as a "starter doodle" for the evening took up an entire hour. Though I also made pop corn at some point.
It's been a busy couple of weeks, drawing-wise, job-wise, life-wise, and at night when I sit down on the couch to doodle, our kitty always provides a good source topic of doodle. Draw Something is still going strong -- and I sometimes spend more time than I should on a sketch. This one was for Ryan White.
The great thing about drawing on the iPad, as opposed to paper, is you don't need light to draw -- especially when you haven't had power in five days, and the only time you can really draw is after you put down your little one to sleep. Even on the lowest setting for brightness, the iPad is lit perfectly to doodle away. I've been doing drawings with my daughter in mind -- this is one of them. Though it looks more like a manifestation of my worsening mood than a cute drawing for a toddler, doesn't it. That bunny definitely looks aggravated.
While we are waiting for Sandy to make her way through northern New Jersey, we are staying inside (with the propane generator close at hand, should power go out!!), playing with Legos and makeshift car garages. The windows are rumbling, but schools are closed! Procreate app for the iPad.
They're one of the many things lying around our little coffee table. Can you find the Hungry Hippos?
I have finally purchased a smudge guard 2™ hand cover in order to rest my hand on the iPad without interfering with the drawing. It's going to take some getting used to, but what a relief it is to draw without having to hold my hand up over the screen.