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02-21-2014, 10:55 AM
I took my computer and tablet to a life drawing session last night, with some really good results. These were created using a Wacom Intuos Pro medium and SketchBook Pro 6.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/21-Feb-2014/1728881-openlife140221-iiilayer02.jpg
This was about 15 minutes.

This was about 40 minutes.

If you care to see some gestures and other approaches, please have a look at this blog post:

02-21-2014, 12:46 PM
I love working in Sketchbook Pro 6, it feels so intuitive. I do wish is had some better deformation tools, but that's okay, and some way to get precise numbers on the pucks for sizing and such. The software is extremely lightweight and powerful though, and it's engine for displacing relative color into nearby pixels allows for some very soft lines from time to time, with the actual difficult being getting extremely hard pixel edges actually, at least for me.

These turned out great, I can't wait to get a tablet this year and do my sketching on it instead of doing them with traditional media. It's a lot easier than carrying around a load of supplies with me, 20 markers, 5 colored pencils, 4 pens, 5 pencils. . . or I could just carry around one stylus and a tablet. Yeah I know how I'm going to do this.

02-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Really nice sketches. Nice to have a live model to go by. Do you plan to finish them?


02-21-2014, 03:28 PM
or I could just carry around one stylus and a tablet. Yeah I know how I'm going to do this.

I'd basically quit drawing until I started using the tablet, and since then I've been sketching probably upwards of three hours a day. I start to shake and break out in a sweat if I'm not near it.

I'd strongly recommend springing for a Cintiq tablet if you can, though - the 'S-Pen' level stuff is certainly usable, and if you get a better pen (Bamboo Feel) it's improved a ton, but there are still a lot of niggling things that cause problems - little nonlinearities, lack of tilt sense that means rotating the pen / tablet changes the calibration, etc. None of it prevents making good stuff, but the better I get, the more I notice it, and the more refined my technique becomes the more I'm running into the limits of the device. So I suspect you'd run into them pretty much immediately. :)

The Cintiq tablets are a ton of cash, and may well be overpriced (though given the volumes they sell there's no way they could build a tablet for the price Google / Samsung do anyway), but I'd give my left hand for a Cintiq.

And then I'd put a Cintiq mount on the end of it, because that would be awesome!

02-23-2014, 01:07 PM
Good Studies! I think when i discovered digital painting I was in heaven. Techno toys merged with my Art. Can't get any better.
But again, good stuff.