SOMETIMES I GRAB A BIC PEN


I have been drawing a lot on my big iPad, but I know that the possibility of erasing and undoing makes digital art a bit fraudulent to some. With a Bic pen, you are all in. No pre-sketch in pencil, just pen and a ton of uncertainty. I had drawn Mitch McConnell before (using the ink bleed pen in Procreate), but never his complete face. 


I SPEND MY EVENINGS WITH PROCREATE

Two minutes of crosshatching from wagonized on Vimeo.

Most of my evenings, that is. I don't know about the latest iPad Pro, but the one I have (last year's 12.9") is such a ridiculous joy to work on.  Pencil is by far the best stylus I have used (though I will sometimes revert to Pencil by Fifty-Three for the Paper app, because they go so well together, especially for the darkness and thickness of pencil strokes). There is zero lag, and the pressure sensitivity is spot on. The ink bleed pen tool in Procreate allows for a wide range of strokes, depending on how firmly you press the  Pencil against the surface. 

CROSSHATCHING IS MEDITATIVE

Perhaps less meditative to watch when re-played in a video, but to me, the action of hatching away -- be it on paper or on the iPad -- is the closest I have gotten to peace of mind. Here is the six-minute timelapse: 
Crosshatchingcrosshatchingcrosshatchingcrosshatching from wagonized on Vimeo.