Tuesday, March 03, 2009

An Exercise in Digital sketching....

Just an exercise in trying to work on sketching digitally. This is 100% done on the computer. Still trying to find my way, messing around. Result is not where it needs to be, but it's a learning process.


PixelatedJunkie said...

Hi Tom! Love your blog! It great how you are going out of your way to learn to "draw" digitally. I have struggled with that one before and I didn't win. Let us know any tips that you have for making that process easier. I like your first 100% digital sketch, can't tell the difference from here!

urbancowfolks said...

PixelateJunkie -

Thanks for the comment. It's pretty hard to "sketch" digitally, especially if you aren't using the "right" tools. I have a Wacom Intuos 3 Stylus/tablet, and that is important. You have to have a good stylus/tablet. I tried "sketching" using Photoshop, and it really doesn't work for me. It feels too un-natural. I have friends that swear by Corel Painter, which I want to explore more, but as far as "sketching" goes, it too doesn't feel "natural" to me. I recently tried a program called Sketchbook Pro, and the "pencil" tool reacts so well, it's like using a "real" pencil. I still have to learn what size I should sketch at and the resolution, etc, since my digital sketches using Sketchbook Pro is a bit too "lo res" looking when blown up. It's good if I keep the size small,...so that is something I need to mess with.

Hope this helps. I'm still struggling, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. That said, I do still prefer to draw and ink the traditional way, but learning to do it all digitally can only help.


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