Just an update on my skills: I am slowly learning “The Way of The Wacom”. I recently, after much practice ( whenever I could find the time), did a series of sketches for review solely on my graphic tablet. I have yet to receive revisions, or get any feedback from the client about going digital; but I really like this as a sketch method now. I didn’t think I would. I rendered this sketch as a warm up today. I used Sketchbook Express, an app I haven’t spent enough time in, but really like. I might even order the Sketchbook Pro app, one of these days, as I understand there are more ‘bells and whistles’ than you can shake a stick at, compared to Express. The sketches I sent to the client were all rendered in Photoshop, which is definitely a great app workplace to work in.
I feel much better with the stylus at this point, I almost have the hand-eye coordination thing down. Get this – I almost don’t even have to think about what I’m doing anymore. The stylus is becoming like a pencil in my hand – Woo-Hoo! That is a great feeling, I have to say. I also like the ‘pencil to paper’ result, the line does look like it was scribbled down and torn from a sketch pad. I still have a lot of work to do, but I’m seeing things differently; spatially, I’m finding the form and weight of a subject much better. Even with this foreign way of doing things.