@charlie-eve-ryan Super awesome and big time congrats!!!!!!
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@heather-boyd Awesome to hear about the class - I need to go through more stuff this year personally and in a class/mentor setting (somehow I'll carve out time!). Animals are fun!
Thank you - Haha yes the Dalek is just waiting for other classmates to show up before extermination begins. It's a sinister, naughty, no good plan.... Approved!
@heather-boyd oh I forgot to mention regarding "engaging emotionally with characters" that I heard Andy Estra recently say something along with a quote that resonated quite a bit with me. Thought I'd share:
“The public might not know art but they know what feelings are, as they know what life is about; they’ve gone through it. So when you show it to them, they’re going to know if it’s sincere.” — Andy Estra, https://www.instagram.com/andy_estra/
And he quoted of Glen Keane, “Draw what the character is thinking; not doing.”
@heather-boyd Thank you so much for your comments!!! You mentioned an emotional connection on a few of them, and liking engaging emotionally with characters; this is something I would like to push for more of in 2019, which I think will also drive more (much needed) concept/story. I have been wanting this but know that I tend to just rely on shape play with my casual sketching, probably driven from having very little free time and being quite tired — both of which became more potent from us having a baby this year amidst other things. Just have to push through it right?
I can understand feeling like #15. I hope your encouraging words to me have brought you a warm feeling & a smile because I greatly appreciate your comments!
Here's some of the various Photoshop work I've done over the past year. You can see a lot more at my site www.QuietYell.com
@swordofodin Thanks! Fun work!
I totally forgot about the Procreate handbook - thanks for that reminder - I bet there are so many gestures and more that would be of benefit!
I have the free version of Astropad but haven't used it with my new iPad yet. I should give that a go soon! I actually almost got Astropad's Luna Display but I just wasn't sure if I would use it enough for the $80 (or the $60 it was discounted to a couple weeks ago)
Have you experienced any negatives with the matted screen cover? It's been in the back of my mind but I hadn't researched it yet.
Something else I need to research is how to do a hard reboot of this new iPad. Doesn't work like my Air2 or my iPhone 6s+ for a shutdown/reboot.
Thank you so much for your input and sharing your work! I want a fruit tart now!
@smceccarelli Awesome! What a very merry Christmas it will be for you!
So far it has been quite stable for me. I've been creating files at 4500x4500px. The downside is that it limits me to 20-some layers (that may include masks & folders but not certain as I haven't counted). Perhaps that's the upside though, as I do tend to be a layer hoarder in Photoshop...
The new pencil is great - Didn't use the last one other than playing at the store & on others' iPads but I love the magnet attachment & charge and have been finding the double-tap quite handy.
Yeah - traveling & "Super-Boosted Sketchbook" is the fundamental reason I wanted it. I agree that it is limited for those reasons and perhaps others. I was wondering if I may find myself doing initial dev work or portions of the final in the iPad, but I think the reality is that if I am working on final art, I'm probably going to be using my computer from start to finish (maybe aside from sketches).
After years of waiting for it, I finally got an iPadPro2 when it was released last month and have been playing with Procreate.
I definitely enjoy the program and am becoming more comfortable with using it.
I don't feel like I can do quite what I can in Photoshop on my laptop, but actually, I think that's a good thing as it is prompting different approaches & results.
Also not sure quite how it'll fit into my workflow just yet. I'd love to hear how others here switch between Procreate & Photoshop. What determines the work you do via each platform? Do you start on one and finish on another? etc.
So far, I think I agree with @smceccarelli that the included brushes are more than adequate (I use the HB Pencil & Acrylic Brushes the most so far); however, I do find some of the brushes by Max Ulichney to be quite useful (particularly some of the Comics ones for line work). Put links to his sites on my blog:
Thought I'd share here what I've been playing with on Procreate in my very limited free time this past month.
Feel free to offer comments & tips. Plus, I'd love to see what everyone here does on Procreate. I've seen some really impressive stuff on Instagram!