I know, I know. It’s been a while between posts. I’ve been busy. I’ve finished the thumbnails for the entire story and have started drawing the rest. (this is what I am currently working on) I’ve also been doing some things on the side. Here is the cover to Chewy Noh‘s third book. Hopefully I’ll have some more stuff to show soon.
Picked up the 13HD Cintiq tablet. It took a bit to get the brushes to agree with me, but -wow, this thing is great. I like to draw with a .05 Pentel mechanical pencil but the pencil strokes are mostly lost after I ink with a traditional brush. With the Cintiq I was able to digitally ink at about the same size as my pencil tip- keeping the energy the pencils have. For example, below, I did a quick sketch of Yorick, based off a panel in a “Y: The Last Man” comic. It took me about a half hour.
This weekend I stumbled upon Procreate for the iPad. If you haven’t heard of it before, imagine Photoshop’s basic features in a program that goes for only $6.00. It has layers (though you are limited to about 3 total) with the same adjustments available (multiply, darken, etc.). You also have the outline tool, transform capability, opacity, undo, and much more. Add in the fact you draw with your hands or a stylus instead of clicking a mouse- mind-blowing. Unfortunately I have the iPad 2 and as far as I am aware, it doesn’t allow pressure sensitive tools which would be