New iPad Studies

The Danville Life Drawing Group was on a break for the holidays and we were scheduled to start up again last Wednesday but we had to cancel because of the extreme winter weather. As a result, I used the intervening time to do more iPad drawings in preparation for its eventual use in the live setting. Most of these are poses from Croquis Café on YouTube, a wonderful life drawing resource. Some of the drawings were done within the 1 or 2 minutes allotted but I added more time for most of them.

For those familiar with the Procreate app, these were all done with two of the standard brushes, “6B pencil” and “Willow Charcoal”. Both brushes were used at various sizes. They are both pressure sensitive so the line width and density of “charcoal” were determined by the amount of pressure applied while drawing.

1 to 5 minute drawings

6 and 7 minute drawings

Longer poses

15 minute study
15 minute iPad study


tonal-study 1 hour
1 hour iPad study

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 “New iPad Studies”

    1. Thanks Judy. It was fun trying to get the reflected light on the edges of the limbs and using tone and color to define some of the anatomy. I’m really enjoying using the iPad and Procreate for drawing. It’s beginning to feel more natural now.


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