Quick iPad Nude Studies

As I mentioned in the previous post, I hope to eventually bring my iPad to the regular life drawing sessions. It would provide yet another medium for figure drawing. Since the local life drawing group is not meeting for two weeks due to the holidays, I’ve been busy trying to learn how to use the iPad and Procreate app for drawing, everything from abstracts to nudes. Because the drawing group usually starts with four or five 5-minute poses, I wanted to force myself to do some drawings (from photographs) in that short amount of time. It’s more complicated than just drawing with pastels or pencils because I’m still learning “the geography” of the Procreate app (where the brushes and colors and other controls are and how they perform). I was able to get some workable results doing short timed poses although I have a ways to go yet to feel comfortable with it. Here are the quick nude studies to prepare for “live” drawing.

Five minute studies


10 to 15 minute studies


Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

2 thoughts on “Quick iPad Nude Studies”

    1. Thanks Suzi. It IS fascinating…for me too! I’m having a ball with this app. It won’t teach you how to draw or paint but it gives you the freedom to explore and play with endless combinations of texture and color. I’m a kid again!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.