Sketching on the iPhone & We are Groot

If I’m in the mood for dig­i­tal sketch­ing on a mobile device I will usu­ally default to using Paper.

Lately I haven’t been car­ry­ing the iPad around as much because, to be hon­est, some of the nov­elty has worn off.

From time to time I still like to “fin­ger paint” so when Apple recently fea­tured Sketch­book Mobile for iPhone on the App Store I grabbed it.

Sketch­book Mobile for iPhone is sim­i­lar to its desk­top coun­ter­part and, much to my sur­prise, doesn’t feel com­pletely stripped down.

And now my first offi­cial sketch with Sketch­book Mobile; Groot, a char­ac­ter from Guardians of the Galaxy:


Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

Daring Greatly

From Teddy Roosevelt’s “Cit­i­zen in a Repub­lic” speech:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stum­bles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them bet­ter. The credit belongs to the man who is actu­ally in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort with­out error and short­com­ing; but who does actu­ally strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthu­si­asms, the great devo­tions; who spends him­self in a wor­thy cause; who at the best knows in the end the tri­umph of high achieve­ment, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while dar­ing greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who nei­ther know vic­tory nor defeat.

Also an excep­tional book.

Arnold Schwarzenegger on Failure

Look for small vic­to­ries and build on that. Each small vic­tory, even if it is just get­ting up 5 min­utes ear­lier, gives you con­fi­dence. You real­ize that these lit­tle vic­to­ries make you feel great, and you keep going. You real­ize that being par­a­lyzed by fear of fail­ure is worse than failure.

More from his Red­dit AMA.