The Sktchy virus

I think I might be one of the last people to get on Sktchy. While I have never been particularly interested in achieving likeness while I’m drawing, I must admit that I’m really enjoying this app.

It’s a great source of reference photos and inspiration and in return you can upload some of your own photos to inspire other artists. It’s both wonderful and a bit weird to see that someone took the time to sketch out your face. The sharing spirit and knowing you’ve got full permission from your subject to use the photo for your artwork is pretty great.

I took it as a sign that I should take some more time really observing different kinds of expressions, features and angles. Even if I’m not a realistic artist, it’s an incredibly valuable exercise to do these portrait studies.

If you’re also on Sktchy, let me know! I would love to see your artwork! You can find me here!


  1. Artistic- Touches on December 6, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    I thank you for this info Jereney as this is the first time I ever heard of Sktchy and it sounds like an awesome app.
    Will have to check it out but must admot I am not very techy when it comes to things like apps.

    • jerneymarisha on December 7, 2018 at 8:43 pm

      You’re so welcome! It’s pretty easy to navigate, the only tricky thing is that it’s available for Apple devices only. I learned that a few days ago, I really hope that Android will pick it up as well. The more, the merrier!

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