Drawing on the surface

 

Pastel fungi2

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.

3 thoughts on “Drawing on the surface

  1. Nice work, lovely 3D affect. Lots of movement in it. Being digital, you can now make it any size or colour you want!

    • Thank you. I know I can do colour stuff and so on … and size (especially when saved as tif or png). I’m just exploring/experimenting at the moment, building up confidence, finding out what works for me … and it takes as long if not longer to work with than traditional media! So much for people thinking digital is easy/fast!

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