This week I wasn’t sure which medium I wanted to work in so I brought my iPad, sketchbook and pens and pencils. I hadn’t done any life drawing on the iPad for a while so I started out with that for the four 5-minute short poses. As in the past, I used Procreate app to do the drawings with two “brushes”; “willow charcoal” and “6B pencil”. I started with the willow charcoal brush and roughed in the overall shape of the pose and then, with the pencil brush, I added the line work.
The next pose was for 25 minutes and I wanted to try using the ballpoint pen for that. As it turned out, I did two drawing of that reclining pose; one from the front (15 minutes) and one from the back (10 minutes). It was a difficult pose and I almost wished I’d used pencil for it since that would have been more forgiving. Once you put the pen marks down, you’re stuck with them!
The following pose was a bit more straightforward, a standing pose and for that one I did use mechanical pencil with kneaded eraser to bring out some highlights.
The final pose was done with ballpoint pen.