Thursday, May 27, 2010
So, I finally did it. After waffling for years and swearing to adhere to the proud analog traditions of the ancients, I picked up a tablet and started experimenting.
I can honestly say I've never had more fun drawing. Working on this piece has been pure joy. Part of that is just exploring something new, which is always fun. It's also exciting to see all the possibilities in this medium.
It has the versatility of oil painting except with more control, finer lines, and no waiting for the paint to dry. The amount of detail I can fit into a square inch of an illustration has likely increased ten fold. That's incredible for a total geek like me. I can't wait to start the next illustration.
This drawing wasn't for anything in particular except practice. I'm sure that contributed. I wanted a subject that would provide a myriad of textures and shapes but not one that would overwhelm me right out of the gate. Here it is.