Procreate

I love Murray’s jaunty style and the way he can ‘strike a pose’!

This is my first attempt using Procreate. It took three days to create this artwork. Being too excited and impatient, I did not take enough time to research the available online tutorials and skipped over some of the valuable shortcuts; for example, I did all the colouring and filling by hand. I knew there was an easy way, but found the whole process so meditative, I wanted to continue as I was going, it was so enjoyable.

The other important thing I overlooked was not locking the layers as I worked and I had to start from scratch a few times. The illustration could also have benefited from exploring the settings for the brushes and smoothing some of the lines.

My obsession was such that I started to run a bath one morning and because I was so absorbed with the Procreate app when I did think of it, I jumped up and found the bath full of really hot water, 1 inch from overflowing. I had to wait an hour and a half for the water to cool down. Very irresponsible of me, I know!

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