Lumpy Lemons

Lumpy Lemons in color, Procreate on ipad
Lumpy Lemons in color, Procreate on ipad

Which do you like better, the colored version above or the one in blue “pencil” below? These are lumpy lemons from the interior of my lemon tree where they’ve been growing unnoticed to nearly the size of oranges, plus other random stuff on the table as I found it.

Below is the original “pencil” sketch in blue. I accidentally drew this with Procreate’s hard airbrush instead of my usual favorite sketching pencil, the Brush Up Ultimate Pencil (didn’t check what brush it was set on until it was too late).

Lumpy Lemons drawn with "hard airbrush" in Procreate on iPad
Lumpy Lemons drawn with “hard airbrush” in Procreate on iPad

Tea Cup Cozy, Garlic and Other Random Stuff

Colored sketch of random stuff on the table. Procreate on the iPad.
Colored sketch of random stuff on the table. Procreate on the iPad.

It’s fun drawing random stuff that ends up on the table. This time it is old bottles used as vases that held hydrangeas, a bottle cap, silicone tea cozy, emory board and garlic.

Usually when I draw in Procreate on the iPad I start with a “pencil” sketch and then color it by using the selection tool to draw a shape, then fill the selection using the eye dropper/paint bucket tool. Above is the colored sketch and below is the digital pencil sketch I colored.

Sketch of random stuff on the table. Procreate on the iPad.
Sketch of random stuff on the table. Procreate on the iPad.
Bonus sketch of garlic in procreate
Bonus sketch of garlic in procreate

Sunny Morning Table with Fruit and Flowers

Lemons, Hydrangeas and a Bottle Cap, more random table stuff. Procreate on the iPad.

A sunny morning, two bowls of lemons and a vase of hydrangeas. What could be better than sunshine and happy summer colors. The series of digital still life paintings I’ve been posting were done last summer while my kitchen was being remodeled and I was using my studio as my living space so it was easier to paint digitally than on canvas.

It also meant that during the remodeling months from June to October my life was so crazy I didn’t really have time or mental bandwidth to post to my blog, hence finally playing catch-up now.

Hydrangeas with Post-It Note

Hydrangeas with Post-it Note, oil on Gessobord panel, 10x8" Available
Hydrangeas with Post-it Note, oil on Gessobord panel, 10×8″

My hydrangea plant lives just outside my kitchen window and each year I enjoy painting it. This time I was going for a more abstracted feel with soft, soothing beautiful colors and just the tease of a bent post-it note.

I hope all the rain we’ve had this winter will help it continue to produce fabulous blooms! This painting is available in my DPW gallery.

I love the way the petals range from pink to blue to lavender from the soft yellow when they first sprout. Below is a photo of the setup.

Photo of set up

Scissors, Bananas and Random Table Stuff

Scissors, artsy cup, green glass fruit bowl with bananas, Procreate on iPad.

Sketching before breakfast again. This time with peaches, bananas and a favorite wonky ceramic cup full of stuff, just as they were found on table. Looking to simplify with abstract shapes and happy colors.

Random table stuff. Procreate on the iPad.

And more random stuff on the table on another morning during the kitchen remodel, always a notepad on the table to keep track of everything going on.

Paolo, Fasyali and His Bow Tie

Digital sketch of Fasyali from Sktchy in Procreate
Digital sketch of Fasyali from Sktchy in Procreate

I was attracted to draw Fasyali (above), by the photo he posted on the Sktchy App because he just looked like such a nice person and I loved his bow tie and ears. I drew it first in one of the pencils on Procreate and then added a layer of color beneath the pencil so it colorize the sketch.

Below is another sketch from a fun photo of Paolo in the Sktchy app.

A sketch of Paolo from his photo on the Sktchy App in Procreate on the iPad

I love the way digital selfies make noses and ears so prominent. They’re so fun to draw.

Man on Lox and Off

Procreate Sketch of Ernest from Sktchy on photo of lox
Ernest From Sktchy On Lox, Procreate on iPad

I drew Ernest from his photo on the Sketchy App with Procreate’s “Ink Brush” on my iPad and then superimposed it on a photo of the package of lox I had for my breakfast. I was inspired by how pretty the smoked salmon looked on it’s gold packaging and thought it would look nice under his rough hewn face.

Below is the original drawing before I added the salmon layer.

Procreate Sketch of Ernest from Sktchy
Ernest From Sktchy Off Lox, Procreate on iPad

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