Been having a creative block the last few days, which sucks because I have been wanting to doodle with the iPad to play with it some more. Work has been draining me this week, I hope this weekend will be a good weekend to rejuvenate and next weekend I will be heading out on a mini-vacation for my birthday, which I am looking forward to, hopefully that will recharge me some more. Here are some quick doodles from the iPad I did, enjoy!
Just doing some figure studies. Getting back into working with the human form. Always exciting stuff.
I finally had some time to play with my new iPad. Set it all up and picked up Sketchbook Pro so I can start using my iPad as a portable tablet. Below is my first couple of iPad sketches and doodles to get used to the program with the stylus. Overall I am happy with the iPad as a tablet – of course there are some cons in doodling, especially with Sketchbook Pro – it is a little bit of a pain that the menu bar doesn’t stay open if you want it to so you have to click to open the menu bar. Also the limited amounts of undos so be careful. Also the transform feature distorts – forgetting that this is a pixel program not vector based. DOH, my bad.
This was my first real doodle getting used to the stylus on the iPad. nothing to exciting just a test.
Now I started getting a little more serious, working with form and still botherd by the no pressure sensitivity with the pen, that is one benefit I see with a normal tablet.
The image below is my last piece where I took a little more time and started to play with color – started to get really comfortable with the stylus and the iPad and was not hitting the canvas with my hand as much so I didn’t have a lot of random lines around the canvas area – due to the touch technology.
Yesterday I went to the Tim Burton exhibit down at MOMA – excellent exhibit. Very inspiring and very creative. Of course being packed in like sardines was not pleasant and the fact that there was no air circulation did ruin the experience somewhat. But overall I love the exhibit and seeing everything was just awesome. From concept to creation everything was great, even seeing his writings and some of his character descriptions were cool.
Of course on the way there I brought my mini-sketchbook and did a plethora of doodles as they came to me. Enjoy!
This was a strange creature that I would like to develop for a children’s book I am working on, which was inspired by my previous post: Cthulhu wants Starbucks too
Some big angry guy, inspired by the Batman animated series, gotta love those big chin characters.
Don’t even know what was going on in my mind with this one….strange monster with a party hat. Sometimes I wonder about myself.
Can’t go wrong with Titans. NOM NOM NOM!
This was a cool lighthouse in Rhincliff New York near the train station. I would like to go back and take some real life pictures of it. Could be a cool setting for a graphic novel.
After a couple of weeks drawing zombies I think it is time for me to go back to normal sketches and doodles. I think I got my zombie fix out of the way.
Now time to move on to Cthulhu – I was just sitting there one day enjoying my coffee at Starbucks when I had this strange feeling as if someone was watching me so I turned my head to see and then my coffee was gone…I know it was Cthulhu and his craving for Starbucks.
Ok, some of you have been listening to me the past few days going on and on about getting Cintiq 12WX tablet – to start really working on getting back into my digital arts. The problem I had with it was price and portability, yeah its nice and it has some sweet features but what if I wanted to head to the park and doodle and draw. I would have to lug all this stuff with me, cables, computers and no place to plug the stuff into.
So I thought to myself why not the iPad for doodling and sketching. No thats dumb, no stylus. Well….I was reading a blog the other night and someone showed a drawing taht he did using a stylus. WHAT?! I thought iPad didn’t support a stylus, well they do. Not a fancy one like you would get with a Cintiq tablet but an alright one.
So I decided to visit the Apple store to try and sell myself on an iPad. I played with it, held it and was impressed. But I couldn’t try a stylus, until the manager actually had one in stock for me to try out – well that was great but I couldn’t try it on the Sketchbook Pro App since none of the models had it on them. Well I ended up buying the stylus (only $15.00) figured I would try it on my brothers iPad and see how I liked it. If I didn’t like it I could just give him the stylus.
I feel in love. The above quick doodle was done using the iPad. Yeah, nothing amazing as I was getting used to working with a stylus on the iPad and learning this program. Well I put myself on the waiting list for the next shipments of iPads. When I get mine I will test out even more functions and do some more doodles on the iPad to share.
Enjoy and more to come!
Maybe I should have added a teddy bear or a bunny rabbit. I think that would have been a nice touch. Maybe when I colorize it I will add one for kicks. Enjoy!
It’s Friday! Yet another Zombie. I don’t know what it is with me lately with zombie sketches, maybe because they are easy I don’t know but it is getting my creative juices flowing – I mean I did start rolling out my photography work on my photography page.
Feel free to check out my photography work, I do plan to put more up there and get back into doing some real photography.
While waiting for something to load in Dreamweaver today at work I doodled up a zombie. BRAINS!!!!
Not a big fan of this zombie – this is just an alien zombie…..real quick. This is why he is my second image for today, I like the first one better more time while waiting for things to load.