Friday, February 21, 2014

The Digital Life

I realize I haven't posted here for quite some time, but this seems like a good opportunity. I decided the time had come, and last night I took my computer and tablet to the Open Life Studio at Visual Arts Mississauga. Wow, was I ever pleased with both the results and the potential for the future.

It's a very different feel, working on a tablet with an active area of about 5 1/2" x 9" compared to an 18" x 24" pad on an easel. One of the advantages I was hoping for was to be able to do something more painterly in the longer last pose without the fuss of setting up painting materials and clean-up afterwards. It also meant a very easy switch between "tools," so I was able to move back and forth between pencil, marker, pen and wash. It made for a varied evening.

All of these examples were made using a Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet and SketchBook Pro 6. Let me know in the comments what you think.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful sketches. The space between analog and digital is becoming very narrow.