Janelle Monáe and New York Dolls’ David Johansesn Portraits Created via the iPad Pro in Procreate

Recently completed digital portraits of Janelle Monáe and David Johansen of the New York Dolls. Both created on the iPad Pro with Procreate.

I think this was the first time I actually enjoyed drawing teeth. I usually avoid it, because it feels like such a task, but it was fun working on Monáe’s teeth. I was also having issues on the left side of the face. I decided to do a second version where I just darkened that area, making the image much more dramatic. I’m not sure which version I like more.

Art: 2020 © Tear-n Tan.  All Rights Reserved.

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe


For David Johansen, I really enjoyed working on the hands. I love drawing hands. I find them so expressive.

David Johansen of the New York Dolls


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