October192014
Little sneak preview/early stage of something I am still working on.

Little sneak preview/early stage of something I am still working on.

12AM
Ok, so I just bought the Intuos Creative Stylus by Wacom (the first model, not the newer “2”) a couple days ago, and I’m seriously LOVING what I can do with it! Drawing on the iPad with pressure sensitivity?! Seriously, this could become one of my favorite ways of drawing EVER!! I love the feeling of this stylus on the screen (I’m using Zagg’s Glass screen protector, so the surface is ultra smooth) and even though the tip is still thicker than a normal drawing tool, I feel like it is easier to get the placement of the line where I want it than any other “nubby” stylus I have tried to date, I think in part due to the tip’s smooth connection to the tablet surface, and also because of the weight of the stylus - it just feels like I can use a more natural approach to drawing on the iPad all the way around with this thing.

And of course I had to test the stylus in Autodesk’s newest Sketchbook app by doing a sketch of Jack. :)

Ok, so I just bought the Intuos Creative Stylus by Wacom (the first model, not the newer “2”) a couple days ago, and I’m seriously LOVING what I can do with it! Drawing on the iPad with pressure sensitivity?! Seriously, this could become one of my favorite ways of drawing EVER!! I love the feeling of this stylus on the screen (I’m using Zagg’s Glass screen protector, so the surface is ultra smooth) and even though the tip is still thicker than a normal drawing tool, I feel like it is easier to get the placement of the line where I want it than any other “nubby” stylus I have tried to date, I think in part due to the tip’s smooth connection to the tablet surface, and also because of the weight of the stylus - it just feels like I can use a more natural approach to drawing on the iPad all the way around with this thing.

And of course I had to test the stylus in Autodesk’s newest Sketchbook app by doing a sketch of Jack. :)

October172014
Sketch done while watching The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tonight with my grandparents. Drawn in Bamboo Paper app with Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus.

Sketch done while watching The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe tonight with my grandparents. Drawn in Bamboo Paper app with Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus.

October162014
"The Gift"

This just kinda hopped out tonight. Sketch of Jack done in Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app for iPad. Thinking a little tonight about how we are each given unique giftings and abilities, and how learning to walk in those strengths is important. I can’t compare my ability to “make snowflakes” to someone else’s skill at “painting eggs”, or “shaping dreams” and expect to feel happy. I CAN learn things from other people, but then I need to take what I’ve learned and do what I’m wired to do to the very best of my ability, and that’s when I can be content with my own gift, and also fully appreciate the gifts other people have to bring to the table. The picture is really only complete when we are each doing the things we are meant to do.

"The Gift"

This just kinda hopped out tonight. Sketch of Jack done in Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app for iPad. Thinking a little tonight about how we are each given unique giftings and abilities, and how learning to walk in those strengths is important. I can’t compare my ability to “make snowflakes” to someone else’s skill at “painting eggs”, or “shaping dreams” and expect to feel happy. I CAN learn things from other people, but then I need to take what I’ve learned and do what I’m wired to do to the very best of my ability, and that’s when I can be content with my own gift, and also fully appreciate the gifts other people have to bring to the table. The picture is really only complete when we are each doing the things we are meant to do.

October102014
Practicing. Digital sketch done in Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app for iPad.

Practicing. Digital sketch done in Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app for iPad.

October92014

Video of unfinished color study practice in Sketchbook Pro for iPad using a screencap as reference (left side of the frame) that I took while watching some of the extra features on RotG. Trying to improve at digital drawing/painting. One of my biggest personal rules for this was that I could not use the “dropper” to pick up colors from the original; I could only use it to pick up colors I had already laid down on the study. I wanted to force myself to mix colors and tones rather than relying on the tool to match it for me. I started the video a little late, so my first “pencil” lines and a few strokes are already down at the beginning of this. It’s really nice to do something that is both this fun and this challenging! Just keep trying to improve.

October82014
Experimental digital drawing done in Sketchbook Pro for iPad.

Experimental digital drawing done in Sketchbook Pro for iPad.

October42014
Just finished a color version of my pencil drawing of Jack and Sophie reading together. Coloring done with Sketchbook Pro for iPad, and effects in Photo Toaster app.

(Recap): I have this little personal headcanon that “The Velveteen Rabbit” is one of Jack and Sophie’s favorite books to read together. Sophie would love it because of all the bunnies and fairies, and Jack would love it because it would remind him how it was the love of a child that had made him feel Real too.

Just finished a color version of my pencil drawing of Jack and Sophie reading together. Coloring done with Sketchbook Pro for iPad, and effects in Photo Toaster app.

(Recap): I have this little personal headcanon that “The Velveteen Rabbit” is one of Jack and Sophie’s favorite books to read together. Sophie would love it because of all the bunnies and fairies, and Jack would love it because it would remind him how it was the love of a child that had made him feel Real too.

September302014
Color version of a sketch I posted recently. Continuing to learn more about handling this medium.

Color version of a sketch I posted recently. Continuing to learn more about handling this medium.

2AM
Experimenting with Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app for iPad.

Experimenting with Wacom’s Bamboo Paper app for iPad.

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