Today’s drawing: learning the basic tools in black and white, to keep it simple. Using Adobe Fresco on an iPad Pro 12 in, with an Apple Pencil.
Today I Decided to Learn to Draw
“Drawing better” has been a latent dream of mine for many years.
Why do I want to learn to draw better now, and not before?
Because I’m traveling soon on a trip where I’ll be making many stops along the way, hiking for 13 miles a day.
Drawing feels like a good way to capture the spirit of the journey.
I have about 40 days before the trip starts, so I want to use the time to practice and learn a few tricks.
I just bought an iPad Mini for Drawing and Painting
Why Use an iPad Instead of Paper?
I’m not opposed to using paper, but the smallest iPad has several advantages.
First, it will give me greater flexibility while traveling. I’ve got weight restrictions, so the small form factor will be both pocket friendly and lightweight.
Second, while I’m not opposed to collecting real brushes and paint, sticking to one app and one digital pencil eliminates variables, while also giving me tons of options.
Third, the art App of choice is amazing! Adobe Fresco gives me , tons of tools, the flexibility of layers, and easy cloud backup and sync.
There’s One More Big Reason
Learning is super important to me.
And there is no better way to learn than to give yourself a public project that puts on the pressure to ship the results.
You can follow my 40 day journey of learning to draw and paint at this link.
What Learning Have You Been Putting Off?
Drawing and painting? Photography? Music? Video? Audio? Podcasting? Fiction? Poetry? Prose? A novel? A Foreign Language?
I challenge you to give your Right Brain something to chew on and get those creative juicing flowing again! (Check out my podcast episode on the huge importance of using all 4 parts of our brain.
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