I do like creating with watercolors and markers. I hope to join a local Urban Sketching group in Kansas City someday but in the mean time I tend to take a lot of photos that I put on my iPad and do some painting or marker renderings. I try to have a sketch or painting bag ready to go when I get out for lunch.
Wider is better
Painted in wide or unsual formats can be a fun way to tell your story in a different way.
First Digital Doodle Tool
I loved my iPod Touch so much I modeled it in 3D. Using 3D Studio Max.
ipod touch doodles
The first time I really started doodling digitally was with an iPod Touch, 1Gen. Don’t did do digital work before that with Photoshop, Illustrator and the like. But that was mainly for doing textures, comps and real design work. Using the iPod Touch to sketch with was really my first time I actually drew digitally. This was before they really came out with some nice pen solutions for touch screen. So this was true digital finger painting.
I just remember really being able to draw fun stuff digitally anywhere. even on the road and in bed before I went to sleep. Luckily I’ve graduated to an iPad Pro which still keeps me up late at night when I really should be sleeping.
I'll paint your house
Not your real house! Don’t get any ideas! I’ll do a painting of your house. One of these is my grandparents house. It doesn’t look like this anymore but I have some great memories there. I lived in Lombard Ill for about 19 years and the church is quite the icon of that town. The Corner House was my favorite Coffee shop in Lombard. I tried to spend as much time there as I could. I never thought I’d be one of those people that hangs out in a coffee shop. As it turns out I’m exactly that kind of person. Maybe some day I’ll owe one.
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If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you’ll see me posting some of my works in progress. I really hope to start streaming videos someday. Sometimes I’ll pull in these snapshots in to my app like Adobe Illustrator for iPad or Affinity Designer and do vector finals. It’s always fun to look back at what I drew and go oh yeah I do a clean line drawing of this!