Facebook "People You May Know #1", Procreate digital painting
Facebook “People You May Know #1”, Procreate digital painting

Every time I open Facebook it shows me photos of random people it thinks I might want to know. Many of them are in curious settings or have interesting faces so I’ve started saving them to paint or draw. Above is the first one, done in Procreate on the iPad, where I tried to simulate an oil painting digitally.

Since I don’t have permission to use their photos I won’t post them here but it will be fun to see if anyone recognizes themselves or their friends, given the small world we live in now.

Facebook "People You May Know #2", watercolor, 7x7 inches
Facebook “People You May Know #2”, watercolor, 7×7 inches

I tried painting with watercolor (above) over the graphite sketch below in a Stonehenge square sketchbook. I discovered that I am very rusty with my watercolors and this sketchbook is apparently NOT watercolor paper, so this is kind of a mess. But an interesting mess.

Facebook "People You May Know #2", graphite, 7x7 inches
Facebook “People You May Know #2”, graphite, 7×7 inches

I realized I need lots more drawing practice, after trying to paint a life-size three-person portrait in oils over several months and failing again and again. I put the project and the four failed canvases in the closet to try again another day after I improve my portrait drawing skills.

Art, Digital art, Drawing, facebook people, Faces, Portrait, Procreate on iPad, Series, Watercolor
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  1. Looks as though you have conquered Procreate!! Well done, I say. I have used it for fun, but nothing serious. I imagine that he will like this portrait very much!! God bless, Jana, C-Marie


    • Thanks. I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered it but I’ve figured a bunch of stuff out enough to be able to work without too much frustration. Your print is supposed to be ready tomorrow. Can’t wait to see it. I’ll email you after I’ve picked it up.


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