Doodling ingenue torch singers on the teevee

Portrait study painted with ProCreate for iPad Pro

Portrait study painted with ProCreate for iPad Pro

I am working lots lately which prevents me from getting in any good practice drawing or making it to my life drawing studio. The other day I found some time to draw so I parked with my iPad in front of my television and used some album art as a reference.

Drawing from a television takes the “you shouldn’t draw from photos“ cliche to exciting new places. I can save a photo on my phone, and view it on my AppleTV. Now the photo is bright and big and across the room. It’s fun and slightly weird.

I am getting a little better with color selection and stronger with my drawing, despite not getting as much practice as I’d like. I’m starting to see the pinks and grays in skin and I’m doing a better job blocking in big forms and not getting lost in the details.

Michael Barrett

Tacoma, WA 98402