Author

Leah Constantine

January 27, 2021

Sketching in Procreate

Freehand copy of Arachne by Otto Henry Bacher.

While stuck in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, I turned to methods of meditation and creativity that would help ease the anxieties of current events. My normal day-time routines were transformed and my workplace, The Met, was no longer accessible. Instead of having the opportunities to walk through my favorite galleries during downtime or for some much needed mental clarity, I began using the Procreate platform to recreate my favorite drawings from The Met’s collection.

Freehand copy of Arachne by Otto Henry Bacher created in Procreate.
Process video for copy of Arachne by Otto Henry Bacher created in Procreate.
Otto Henry Bacher (American, Cleveland, Ohio 1856–1909 Lawrence Park, New York) Arachne Etching; Sheet: 12 1/16 x 8 3/4 in. (30.6 x 22.3 cm) image: 11 7/16 x 8 5/16 in. (29 x 21.1 cm) Gift of Mrs. Otto H. Bacher, 1938 https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/365941

January 27, 2021

Sketching in Procreate

Freehand copy of Saint Bruno meditating on a skull by Francesco Rosaspina.

While stuck in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic, I turned to methods of meditation and creativity that would help ease the anxieties of current events. My normal day-time routines were transformed and my workplace, The Met, was no longer accessible. Instead of having the opportunities to walk through my favorite galleries during downtime or for some much needed mental clarity, I began using the Procreate platform to recreate my favorite drawings from The Met’s collection.

Freehand copy of Saint Bruno meditating on a skull by Francesco Rosaspina created in Procreate.
Process video of copy of Saint Bruno meditating on a skull by Francesco Rosaspina created in Procreate.
Francesco Rosaspina (Italian, Montescudo 1762–1841 Bologna) Saint Bruno meditating over a skull, 1780–1840 Italian, Etching; Sheet: 11 7/16 × 8 1/4 in. (29 × 21 cm) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Grace M. Pugh, 1985 (1986.1180.394) http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/650840