Sunday, February 24, 2013

Procreating! er um...drawing in Procreate

I created this image using Procreate on my iPad - I love this app!

I just got back from the SCBWI Southern Breeze conference in Atlanta. I was being entertained by Dianne Hess (editor at Scholastic) as she gave her speech - an inside look at her company. I have to draw to listen so I was on  my iPad using "Procreate". It's my go to program for creating all of my sketches now - I love the screen rotation feature and the larger file sizes. Oh yeah - and I'm still only using my finger. I find it fascinating that it bothers people that I won't go out and drop coin on a stylus. It bugs my students, friends, and strangers that I meet - like the guy who sat next to me on the plane. "You know you can buy all kinds of styluses for that device," he informed me...I just the way it strengthens my resolve to run sans stylus with each criticism.

A special shout out to Elizabeth Dulemba for inviting me to speak, being a great host, running an awesome conference, and being a great illustrator. I met so many cool people down there - too many to list but you know who you are! I hope to be able to get down there again sometime.


  1. Wow, this is great. I've heard really good things about that app, and it is one of the recommended ones for stock imagery (because of the larger file size).

  2. Hi Will,
    yes the Procreate App is the first choice to draw on the iPad. And this rotation feature is reeally cool. Like in Painter.
    Nice drawing!!:-) Just a question..How much time did you spend on this sketch?

  3. We hope we can have you back again soon!!! Truly, you gave SUCH an awesome talk. I knew you would, of course, but you blew my socks off! So glad to finally meet you in person!! :) e

  4. I'm so bummed! I didn't know you were going to be there... :( I can't believe you were in Georgia and I didn't get to meet you in person. That's what I get for not keeping up with things.

  5. You keep finger painting Will! Don't let the man get you down!


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