Working on this drawing was a lot of fun and a lot of work. Every time I pick up my iPad and launch SketchClub, I seem to learn something new.
For those of you who haven’t used SketchClub, its a “basic” app that has come a LONG way from its first version… but has kept its simplicity that made it so great in the first place. However this also has a down side. Sometimes, I really do need more than 5 layers… For instance I needed to create a background for this drawing… but with my ink, colour and texture layers… I was stumped… until i realized I could create a new file… and import the final BG as a final layer (when I was ready to merge the drawing down)… Then I wanted to create some textures (such as the scales on the Dragon) but the app doesn’t include any way to create your own brushes. So once again, I created a full page black & white image of scales which I could import, scale, rotate and apply to one layer over and over again. Not flawless by any means, but it gets the job done.
It was done for another SketchClub contest but I think it got lost in the entry shuffle… relegated to page 4. That being said, there are some FANTASTIC entries that clearly beats this. Check it out while its still on.