Archive for December, 2009

Tablet Practice

Posted in Black and White Drawings, Tablet stuff on December 19, 2009 by Davie

I have Flash CS3 on my computer now, and I’ve been practicing with my tablet.  I’m hoping to start animating again.  In the meantime, I need to get good with the tablet, so I practiced a bit and produced these two sketches tonight.  Flash is vector-based and the Paint tool automatically smooths and straightens the lines slightly, which is very helpful.  It’s hard to be as coordinated with a tablet as on paper, because the thing you’re drawing and the thing you draw with are in two seperate places, so the smoothing irons out all the jittering and such that occurs.  Anyhow, here they are.

Created for the sole purpose of having strokes of genius, and as such quickly put his inventors out of a job.

He'd be more than happy for a ticket home.

Merchant Caravan

Posted in Black and White Drawings, Hand-drawn stuff on December 15, 2009 by Davie

A couple months ago, I realized I hardly drew anyone not armor-clad and holding a weapon, so I decided on a change of pace.  I would draw a wealthy merhant and his caravan…surrounded by beweaponed mercenaries!  Anyhow, the wagon kind of got phased out and replaced my more and more hardcore-lookin’ guys in the background, but I still like it.  It’s the largest group of people I’ve really put any effort into drawing, and the hatching and detail level came out quite well as far as I’mk concerned.  The only thing that really bugs me is that I couldn’t make the wagon wheel look round, and the merchant’s right eye is kind of offset and bugging out.  But I put a lot of work into this one, and have been told it’s one of my best drawings.  So enjoy!  I’ll probably color it eventually, along with all my other drawings…

He has a fancy hat.

A brief update.

Posted in Uncategorized on December 1, 2009 by Davie

I haven’t posted in a while, but I’ve been hard at work with new drawings.  Unfortunately, my scanner has failed me once again.  I realized that the Bristol paper I use is too large to fit on the scanner.  This wasn’t a problem when it was just a single image on the center of the page like my previous work, but I’ve been doing more full-page scenes lately.  So, my only option is to scan the drawings in pieces and stick them together in Photoshop.  This is, unsurprisingly, highly inconvenient and is taking a while.  However, I have not died, and I should be able to start posting again next week.

Because I don’t want to post with absolutely no content, here’s a quick GIMP sketch of what I’d love to do with my scanner right now:

I’ll also start archiving my back-posts from the other site.  Hopefully people will be able to read them from here soon.