Martin Rolfe, Reading


I joined the January Challenge 2022 this year. I create a portrait every year and this year as part of the January Challenge prompt I decided to mix it up and use traditional and digital techniques.

I learnt how to draw a portrait in a class with Peter Keegan about 4-5 years ago. Before that if you had asked me to draw a portrait the results would have been very unsettling, maybe even abstract.

When using digital medium I have to start with a sketch and import that into whatever program I am using and in this case it was Procreate.

Learning how to mix layer transparencies and layer interactions is probably the hardest part of digital media.

Anyway I hope you enjoy the result and video how to…