Time Bandits on a Saturday Afternoon

Living Room watching Time Bandits
I was Drawing the Living Room before it was cool.
This was done back in early November, shortly after I got my new iPad Air and Apple Pencil, and I was trying out ProCreate for one of the first times.It was a Saturday afternoon, and staying in on a Saturday afternoon (after a busy Fall Season of Soccer) felt like such a luxury. I put Time Bandits on, got out the iPad, and sketched away. Time Bandits is one of my favourite films, ever since I was a kid and would watch it all the time. I didn’t exactly get John Cleese’s Robin Hood down (or even looking human) but I think I nailed David Rappaport’s Randall. I really like sketching with the Apple Pencil, though it was an odd sensation on such a smooth surface at first, I really find I enjoy it more than with the Surface Pro’s pen for example. I love it for note taking as well, one of the great things about that is that you can spend the whole meeting scribbling football shirts and Magneto or just random patterns, and then just erase them quickly when someone looks over their elbow at you, or if you need more room for the real notes. I cannot stop actually using a pen in any way, that has been my way since I was a kid. Constantly scribbling on stuff. When I’m on the phone I draw the most detailed nonsense. So, one of the other interesting things about sketching with ProCreate is that you can use layers, so you can do the linework on one, colours on another, maybe a layer of warm airbrushes, and they all go together, it’s a different way of sketching, and I love it. I want to play with it more (and I have been).

Time Bandits though, Time Bandits always makes me happy. Right now I’d love a Time Hole Map.

7 thoughts on “Time Bandits on a Saturday Afternoon

    • pete scully says:

      Cheers! I’ve been watching so many others for the past few years drawing with their iPads and finally decided it was time to upgrade, I’m so glad I did. I’ve been using it mostly for design ideas, just scribbling away.

      • PePa. The Sketches of Life says:

        A friend suggested I get it and I told them I thought I pads were overrated. She however suggested that it would be good for my kind of work and I was like I am good. Now you explain it here and am banging my head on the wall… Good stuff bro

      • pete scully says:

        The best bit about drawing with the iPad is the replay button in ProCreate, where you can show a little video of every stroke in the drawing. It’s very handy for doing demonstrations.

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