Amazon had a sweet deal on Sketchbook Pro (Mac/PC version) last week, and as part of the bargain I snagged a Wacom Bamboo stylus for iPad & iPhone. The rationale for this was to have a way to doodle ideas on my iPhone and send them straight to my home computer via DropBox for editing later. Now that I've been using it for a few days, I think this system will work out nicely.
Just as a clarification – the Bamboo stylus isn't the same as the pen that comes with their Bamboo pen tablet. The styluses (styli?) for the pen tablets won't work on an iPad or device with a similar touchscreen. Instead of the plastic nibs used in Wacom's pen t
In an attempt give my drawing skills a boost, I've taken a page from the Denver Brubaker playbook and have once again resumed packing my sketchbook along with my lunch before going to work. If you've never heard of him, Denver is the guy behind Tales of a Checkered Man, a superhero/adventure comic that updates each Wednesday. I highly recommend it – great story, fun characters, and fantastic artwork. Check it out here: http://thecheckeredman.com/
The inspiration to start bringing by sketchbook everywhere came from clicking on Denver's Sketchbook link, which has drawings he's done during his commute. I've got a pretty long commute my
This week wraps up my first attempt at doing the dual/intertwined storyline thing. This arc actually began four weeks ago with the comic "What a Turnoff," and I'm pretty happy with the way it's turned out. I agonized over how to finish it, and I ended up taking a page out of the Calvin & Hobbes playbook. I don't want to post any spoilers, so you'll just have to come back Tuesday and Thursday to see what happens!
I also had a Photoshop breakthrough and discovered the secret to creating a subtle texture in the background by using the "overlay" function. It's a technique that Mike Krahulik of Penny Arcade uses a lot, and I'm ridiculously ex