The week started out with some drawings I made to illustrate the capability of my Procreate Brushes I released that week. (“Green Eyes, Blue Eyes” and “Yellow Rain Boots”) I haven’t really posted much about them here, but did you know that I developed three different sets of brushes for the Procreate app on iPad Pro? Ever since I started making art with Procreate on the iPad, I’ve been expertmenting with creating my own brushes to produce the types of effects I’d see in real-life mediums. For the past several months, I’ve been developing my own premium sets of Procreate brushes, which are now for sale on Creative Market. Check out the brush sets here! They have been pretty successful so far (in my book) and it has made me really proud to produce something that enables other people to be creative.
This was also the week of the 2016 Presidential Election. Oy. There is so much I could say, but I really don’t want to delve into too much anymore. I drew “Election Night” on (big surprise) the night of the election. I started doodling last night as the election results were coming in to help “distract myself”. I started drawing on the left side what I was feeling with the hopes that things would turn around and the art would shown a change in subject matter as I filled the page. Eventually I got to a point where I just couldn’t draw anymore. And this is what I am left with. Emptiness, hopelessness, numbness, nothing. I went to bed that night crying and woke up feeling the same. So worried for the future, especially with one young child I’ve brought into this world and another on the way. “Today I Feel” is not so much a drawing, but a collection of words I wrote to capture all the many emotions I was feeling in the days post-election.
“Green Eyes, Blue Eyes”
“Yellow Rain Boots”
“Rain with Bear”
“Today I Feel”