I treated myself to a rather extravagant present for my birthday this year, an Ipad Pro 12.9 inch. I love it, and I know this will add to my design process as I'm able to sketch ideas easier without having to sit at my desk. I downloaded Procreate, which is just £9.99 from the App Store and started sketching away, and also followed a few tutorials to get used to the layout and the brushes. The format is similar enough to Photoshop that it didn't take long to get used to it but different enough that I still need to keep playing until I can do in Procreate what I can do in Photoshop, although I will most likely be using a combination of both programs to really make the most of what they have to offer.

After a long break from my work, I'm glad to be designing again. Times have been hard recently, the loss of my Grandfather on Christmas Eve plus a house move at the same time, has left me feeling burned out. But sitting here in the evenings after my toddler has finally gone to bed, I am starting to really enjoy creating again. The other good news is that as my daughter starts nursery next week, I'll have more time in my day to start and finish my current commissions during the day, meaning far fewer late nights and fewer days where I am simply exhausted.

Anyway, here are the recent designs created in Procreate. I hope to do many more in the future and also open this up to custom designs for my wonderful customers.

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