A month or so ago I was in Florence with my iPad Pro, and stopped in the Piazza Ss. Annunziata with a break in the clouds and drizzle. I decided to sketch one of the fountains by Pietro Tacca because:
- It’s bizarre and amazing
- I’m still learning how to use the drawing apps
- I’m interested in the video capture aspect of the Procreate app to record the process of making a drawing
The result, emerging in a short video clip, is appended above. I worked with a “pencil,” “pen,” and “brush” effects on toned “paper.” All of which, of course, is virtual—you’re still drawing with a rubber tip on a piece of plastic. But I think there is value in illustrating the emergence of an image in time, approximating the kind of thing that would be done with real pencils, pens, brushes, and paper.
I posted a drawing done at the Getty at emulatio. This will never replace my real drawing and painting tools, but I hope seeing a drawing evolve has some value.