06/03/2021 - Buried cat skull study

Procreate is one of my favorite drawing apps for iOS. Its basic brush collection has some gems. The 6B pencil, along with the tinderbox inking brush, are what gave me these results.

A while back, someone shared this buried skull they found while weeding. I bookmarked it, knowing I'd revisit it.

I first did a pencil pass, thinking I'd stop there. I'm aware that a mushroom would not likely feature roots as shown, but frankly, who cares. I then kept playing with the basic inking brushes in Procreate, and very quickly ended with the inked version. I added a layer for subtle shading using the same 6B pencil brush, et voilà, inked cat skull.

Simon Birky Hartmann
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