Mix Media Sketchbooks



Ideal for drawing, sketching, and experimentation of new techniques. This paper is bright, durable, easily erasible, and smudge-resistant. Each page has a smooth side and a vellum side. 60 pages.

Source: Mix Media Sketchbooks

My projects begin on paper and completed with one of several drawing applications on my laptop. The artist who created this video only needs pencils and paper.


Stress release drawing of owl

I keep a file of unfinished drawings for when I need a break from the current project.
This one I call Owly. It started on my iPad with Artrage. Since then, I retouched with Corel Painter, Painter Mobile, SketchBook Pro and Photoshop.
The effect is similar to snuggling with a good book and a cup of tea, at least for me.

Inking Sketches

Inking sketches with Corel Mobile

I finally found a more comfortable way to ink my sketches.
I took a photo with my android tablet camera.
Imported the photo into #Corel Mobile.
With the ballpoint pen brush, I retraced the lines.
The higher contrast made it possible to use the background eraser in Photoshop.

With the distracting background removed, I can smooth out the wiggly lines.

Standard Dwarf Bearded

Line Drawing

My drawing focus right now is on irises. Two species are blooming in the garden but not the class that I need. Drawing from photos is not the same.

It’s too windy right now to sit in the garden and sketch. I used a photo I took last year of one of the ‘pumilas’, as they prefer to call them here.

Design on the Go

Kindle comp

Ideas rarely come to me when I am sitting in front of my laptop or desktop. The iPad and the android tablets are easier to take with me everywhere.
This morning, I tested sharing between two Adobe iPad apps. I did the quick line drawing with Adobe Sketch and sent it to the cloud.

In Adobe Comp I created a new format for a Kindle HD. I used one of the fonts I licensed from Typekit and the drawing from the cloud. When done, I could send the project to Illustrator, Indesign or Photoshop on my laptop.

Now I can really design on the go.