A Christian Dior design illustrated by Rene Gruau, 1955.
My mom asked me to make something for my kid nephew that would encourage him to exercise and this is what I came up with. I hope he doesn’t hate it/chooses the path of radness.
☆ Best Friends! ☆
And also ‘CUZ fish, sometimes I think about doing a clothing line, and then wonder if I could handle that kind of power
I’ve been loving inktober as it has gotten me back into the daily sketchbook habit. However, I’m lousy about updating tumblr right now, so please be patient.
If, however you wanna see the drawings daily as I make them, you can look at my instagram! Also, there are pictures of my cats. Have a wonderful day.
P.S. my girlfriend Rachel has been doing delightful drawings too: her instagram.
My gal Rachel is doing kickass Inktober drawings and you can see them every day via her instagram!!!!
Some of my #inktober drawings, all done with walnut ink.
Also just in general I’ve been more active there than here, it’s just so simple… ;_; sorry Tumblr I will catch up some day.
themodcheckers said: How is the surface pro for drawing with sai or other art programs?
WARNING: I AM LONG WINDED. I have a simple conclusion and pictures at the end.
So here’s my experience with using my Surface Pro 2 for painting. I’ve mostly used it for doing studies on the couch and things, not for finished illustrations. I picked up the Bamboo Feel Stylus to use with it because the stock pen is pretty meh for pressure sensitivity.
My initial reaction was that from a pressure feel it only took a little bit of messing with settings to get it the way I wanted and after that was I really enjoying it. There’s something weirdly satisfying about drawing on a heated surface.
I only tested it with Corel Painter X3 and PS CC, but they both seem to work well. Expect to reorganize your UI, though(I shifted everything to the left so my hand wouldn’t be covering it up while I drew. I’ve also experimented with vertical screen format layouts which is really pretty fun! Very nice for doing portraits from life.
The biggest issue I’ve encountered with the thing is that I’m a hotkey junkie, and I am a bumbling bumble when you take away my keyboard, so I simply couldn’t paint until I connected up a keyboard to it. The Microsoft Type Cover 2 is a great keyboard for typing on, and it worked great while painting, but it’s really uncomfortable to use for long periods of time since you kind of have to tuck in your elbows to reach the keys.
The best solution I found for this was using my wireless Logitech keyboard, attached with the nifty little dongle. That way I could have the Surface directly in front of me and the keyboard just beyond it (not pictured) so that I was in the same posture as I am using my Intuous 3 on my desktop. This of course isn’t really functional for plein aire painting because full sized keyboards are huge, but I imagine if you had one of those nifty gaming keypads, you could just set it up with all the normal keys and you’d have a pretty efficient, small, mobile painting setup!
The Surface Pro 2 works well and is powerful enough that I never noticed any performance issues while painting on decent sized images. The limited screen space means you’re probably have to condense your UI. If you’re used to not painting with hotkeys all the time you’ll be right at home, if not, you’ll probably want to look into some creative keyboard solutions other than the generic Surface keyboard. Also the stock pen I felt really hampers the expressiveness of your strokes so factor in the possibility that you might have to get another stylus.
Some sketches from the coffee shop tonight.
Concept art for a collaborative animation project with a friend. Her name is Tangerine.