Mirror (2017)

Posted on: August 19th, 2017 by roz


Digital artist selfie

I wanted to see how far I could push the Surface Pro 4, in terms of canvas size and detail. This painting, done using Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, measures at around 1.2 meters squared at 300dpi. I lost count of the number of layers, but it was probably around 10 after merging a few.

I only have the 4GB i5 model and this managed to run fine for this painting. On a number of occasions, I'd lose the Sketchbook UI and have to restart the app, but no paintings were ever lost. I've reported this to Autodesk but assume it could be a memory issue.

Ideally I'd like to live stream some of my painting sessions, but the 4GB i5 Surface seems to underpowered to do this whilst painting, which is a shame as I'm able to do this on my iPad Air 2 with Periscope built into Procreate.

If anyone has any suggestions, please get in touch!

Unflattering Selfie

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by roz


iPad art, selfie

Continuing my studies of the self(ie), this quick piece entitled "Unflattering Selfie" was produced on the iPad Air 2 using Procreate app and the wonderful Sensu Brush stylus. Click the image below to watch the process video

Unflattering Selfie video

Artist process

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 by roz


One of my favourite features of the Procreate app is the ability to watch back your process. I'm first to admit that I don't plan my portraits clearly in advance and I don't stick to a specific style. I'm still searching for 'my' style.

This is the process video for my portrait "Sheridan" (2015). I'm sharing it because it shows me trying a few different styles and techniques, and shows me making lots of mistakes. You can learn so much watching other peoples process videos, but also from watching your own. It makes it easier to pinpoint when a portrait goes wrong, or what single brush stroke brings the whole piece together.

Click on the image below to go to the video:

ipad art process video