Monday, February 27, 2012

iPad Sketching

I recently purchased a wacom bamboo stylus for the iPad. I have the sketchbook pro app and drawing with my finger just wasn't cutting it. I did a little research on stylus pens and decided to go with the wacom because, well its wacom and thats what the do best. iPad stylus technology is not that great. The nib is very thick and there is no sensitivity. It's tough to get a good drawing done with this. Its is definitely better then drawing with my finger, I have more control and it feels more natural. It's really tough to get fine detail which I found out quickly.

I use the sketchbook pro app to capture rough ideas on the go. There are a good amount of features like layers, cool brushes and a color palette. It's pretty close to the computer version. If only they could make a good stylus with some pressure sensitivity it would be amazing. It's nowhere close to using a cintiq, but you can do some cool stuff while chilin at a starbucks.

Here are some drawings I worked on this week.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Drawing in Public 10

I've been crazy busy the last month working on Forever Freshman Issue 2. I put all my energy and spare time into drawing and inking the book in just over a month. It wasn't easy but I learned how to get the most out of my days. Eat, Sleep, Work. Now I can go back to sketching during my lunch breaks. After working on nothing but the comic for the last month I was in real need of some creative sketching. I managed to squeeze a few in these last weeks. I have been experimenting with toned paper, markers, colored pencil, and a little Gouache.