Over the past few days, I’ve been spending a lot of time exploring Autodesk Sketchbook Pro on my Microsoft Surface Book.
I’ve been playing with colouring things, mostly in a very ‘flat’, almost marker-like kind of way, but also trying out different digital mediums and textures.
In the last hour or two, I thought I’d give drawing with pencil and pastel a go, something I’ve not been happy working with in the digital environment. This is partly due, I think, to me not being familiar with working with the Surface Pen and becoming comfortable with drawing where I don’t rest my hand on the substrate I’m working on. It’s only through working and working with the Surface and Surface Pen have I achieved this, and unconsciously so. Perseverance really does pay off.
This is my first drawing with pencil and pastel on the Surface … and I’m quite happy with it. It’s certainly something I’m going to work at a lot more.