I recently purchased an iPad (not an iPad Pro, which is what I wanted, but they’re just too costly) along with an apple pencil. Full disclosure, this is the first time I’ve owned a tablet with a pencil – minus the drawing tablet I have on my PC. I was absolutely blown away by the responsiveness of the apple pencil, and I have zero regrets about my purchase. Yes, it buys into the apple world, I know, a corporate monster who holds a huge monopoly. Not good stuff. However. The quality and ease of use has been something that I truly value. I picked up the app ‘ProCreate’ which is iOS only and I began learning tutorials for it. Clip Studio Art also has an app – but instead of having a one time cost, you have to subscribe to it. Honestly, it’s what I wanted to go with from the start since I already own it on my PC, but after looking into each program I knew I’d be going with ProCreate.

It has been about a month now, and I completed my 36th piece of art for 2021. That’s 36 more pieces than I did last year – since I did zero art last year. Practicing weekly has become a ritual for me, and expanding my knowledge of the programs I’m using has been a main component to that. I’m having fun, learning, and liking the end results, too.

I can’t wait to see where my progress is at a year from now.

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