My bandmate Patrick is starting a guitar, pedal, and amp review site called Always More Gear so I did some stylised vector illustrations of some of his recent acquisitions.
Took a week off drawing last week to hike the Dales Way, a beautiful 82 mile hike through the Yorkshire Dales and into Cumbria in the UK.
Managed to keep up my 15 minutes of drawing a day but not much more than that. Much like this guy, I was knackered at the end of the day. Plus, there were many fine pints of ale to drink.
I have a core collection of brushes that I use on a day to day basis with Procreate. I kept meaning to try out some of the other brushes but I never quite knew what to reach for.
While hiking the Dales Way, I spent the evenings sipping fine ales and going through every brush on offer. I wanted to find out what each of them looks and feels like, how they work with pressure, and what difference using the side of the Pencil has vs the point.
Here are twenty screenshots detailing every brush in the standard install of Procreate.
We’ve now left Brighton so I won’t be able to go to any more Draw Brighton classes but these sessions have been super helpful.
I have reached the end of my jigsaw puzzle game journey!
Documenting this process in as much detail as I did has been revealing. There were holes in my knowledge: things that I knew how to do without a full understanding of how they actually worked. Trying to explain every line of code forced me to reach for that deeper understanding.
Despite this, some of my decisions were still questionable and I would do certain things differently now. On the other hand, I was pleased at how other aspects came out and there are ways that I have implemented things in this that I definitely want to pull into my adventure game engine.
Another environment study of a coffee shop in Brighton. The reason for the extremely wide aspect ratio is that this will be a development asset for my adventure game which will use single assets for Macs, iPhones and iPads—see this post on setting up Photoshop documents for more details.
Taking advantage of going to class with an iPad Pro.