Mug shot

Here’s a picture I made tonight on my iPad. I used the Sketchbook Pro app and Photoshop. I love Sketchbook Pro! I’m really only just discovering all that it can do.

I touched up the final image a bit in Photoshop, but the majority of it was done with Sketchbook Pro. The lined paper background is from here. This was actually my second attempt; the first time I neglected to save, the app crashed, and I lost my drawing… my own fault, there’d been an update waiting to be installed for (ahem) quite a while and I hadn’t got around to it. I updated the app, but before I started again I played around a bit first. I figured out a better way to use the colour picker and practised blending with the airbrush tool, so the beauty of my mistake was that my picture turned out better the second time, and I learned a few things in the process. Gotta love it when that happens!


Things are brewing on Pennello Lane…. in a few days I will introducing you to another creative woman, and I hope to be able to feature a few more within the next couple of weeks. They work with very different materials but are all creative talents who love what they do, which is always inspiring. Stay tuned!


About Kate

An artist and creative living advocate, I blog about Creative Canadian Women at

Posted on January 17, 2012, in art and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. This looks so real! I feel like I could pick up the cup 🙂
    Like it!! And interested to see more!

  2. This is fantastic! Can you make one of a tea cup or a teapot? Or both?! Not too demanding, eh?

  3. Thank you!
    Tea cup / teapot, eh? Ok, I will keep you posted… 🙂

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