I’m old school when it comes to drawing. I still enjoy using a pencil and paper, but I love to apply color digitally. I’ve been posting 30 second videos on Instagram lately of some quick color sketchbook stuff I’ve been doing with the Procreate App and I keep getting asked the same question… how do you get your sketchbook pages into Procreate?
I’m using a scanner to get the sketchbook pages into my computer, formatting them a little bit in Photoshop and (I’m all Apple products) airdropping them onto my iPad Pro. There are a lot of ways to get your scanned files onto your iPad (Dropbox, Email, Cloud drives, etc.)… but the easiest way to get a sketchbook page loaded onto your iPad is to just take a picture of it with the camera thats on your iPad. Click, boom, done!
Now you just need to open Procreate, create and open a new canvas, open the actions menu (the little wrench) go to ADD and then INSERT A PHOTO and your sketchbook page will be in your photos. When it imports into Procreate you will have the option to resize it and then you can grab a digital brush and start slinging paint!
So the sermon at church the other day was about a buncha knuckleheads that were trying to insult Jesus by calling him Beelzebub because Beelzebub was some kinda creepy Phoenician fly god and flies are always buzzing around poop and these religious goobers thought that was a pretty good insult to hurl at Jesus and I’m pretty sure the preacher called Beelzebub the poop god and I could be wrong about that but that’s what it says in my sermon notes. My interpretation of Beelzebub and a Phoenician’s interpretation of Beelzebub may differ slightly.
This years Super Bowl features the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Fransisco 49ers. A lot of people are calling it the Joe Montana Bowl because he played quarterback for both teams… which is why Joe Montana is currently guaranteeing that his old team is a lock to win the Super Bowl this year.
Since I’m currently trapped inside my house because of the weather, I thought I would experiment with making a blog post using my iPad instead of my computer, so here we go…
I’ve recently been doing a lot of painting on my iPad using the Procreate app and Apple Pencil. I’ve used the Procreate app since it first came out and love the way it records video of your work in process. I’ve been posting these little 30 second videos on my Instagram page, so you can see them there if you’re interested.
My Procreate pictures are mainly just quick little sketchbook ideas, so sometimes I throw a random piece of scenery into the background (as I did on this one) and paint my characters right over the top of it.
I scribbled this guy out last Saturday as I was waiting for the football games to start. He’s one of my favorite characters from the game AC-Odyssey, Barnabas the sailor man.
I still had time to kill, so I added some color and a background… and then watched one of the craziest weekends of football ever!
LSU and Clemson play in the college football national championship game on Monday night and since the Georgia Bulldogs did NOT make it this year we will probably NOT be seeing that many dog piles during the game.
Thanksgiving is over so it’s back to work for me…
I play a game called Elder Scrolls Online where I occasionally have to save the world from infestations of dragons, monsters and various other unsavory creatures. One of the things I like about the game is it allows you to construct your own custom characters. As I illustrated this picture of a fellow I designed, it occurred to me that there seems to be a serious disconnect between the character I see on my Xbox and the character I see in my head…
…anyway, this guy is an orc named WeaselHammer, he’s a tank and that’s his ferocious war chicken Frank who stands faithfully at his side, ready for action.
I had a hankering (Missouri Speak) to make pictures on my iPhone Xr with the ProCreate Pocket App, but I needed some sort of fine tip stylus to draw with, so I dug around on Amazon, took a shot in the dark and ordered an inexpensive Meko Fine Tip Stylus. I crossed my fingers and hoped it would work… and it actually did. In fact, it worked surprisingly well.
Super simple to turn on and off, charges with a USB, has a rubbery tip that feels good on the glass and my experience with their customer service was the best. I made a short video of my first attempt at using the stylus on my phone.
Cookin’ up a stack of woofels… er… waffles.
The weather forecast here for Halloween… rain and possible snow… which means no trick-or-treaters at my house… which also means I get to eat the Halloween candy all by myself… scoreboard!
Jack-O-Lanterns have been around for centuries and probably originated from on old Irish Folktale about Jack who was pretty much a jerk when he was alive so when he died he was condemned to walk the earth with a lantern and that creeped the townsfolk out so they carved scary faces into turnips, potatoes and pumpkins, lit them up with candles, put them outside their houses and tried to scare old wandering Jack away with them.
I usually go to the store this time of year and stock up on candy for the Trick-Or-Treaters, then turn off all the lights at my house on Halloween night, pretend I’m not home and then eat the leftover Halloween candy on Sunday afternoon while watching a football game. Just creepin’ it real.