Thursday, February 15, 2007

Gone in a Flash

Some of you may remember that I bought a tablet PC a couple years ago in the hopes that I could crank out the comics faster.

Well, the tablet software and Flash just didn't do the trick. It was sluggish at best - and really non conducive to drawing nice non-wobbly/non-pixelated lines.

I think part of the problem was just the specs on the tablet. Regardless, as most of you know, it didn't result in the explosion of comics I had hoped it would. Then I cracked the screen. Then I never used it much again.

Well, for Valentine's Day emily gave me one of those Wacom's that I had mentioned in a previous post. She's something ain't she?

It's fantastic. Good sensitivity, responsive, works with PCs and Macs, which will become important here in a couple weeks.

In case you don't like clicking on links like the one above, here's a picture:

Here's my first attempt at something reasonably reminiscent of my normal comic stuff:

I'm pretty happy with it. The use of a pressure sensitive pen tends to give the character more depth since I can more easily adjust the thickness of the lines. I'm still getting used to it, and I'm not gauranteeing it'll increase comic output, but all in all it's a good step I think.

Oh - did I mention that I drew that in Photoshop, and not Flash?

Times they be a-changin.


Minh said...

Damn dude, your gf got you a Wacom for Valentine's Day? Have you proposed yet?

The drawings in Photoshop look great man...I'm still doing it old school, hand drawn on paper and scanned in and paintbucket filled in Photoshop. Ghetto...

Keep the art coming!

D Wheezy said...

Hah, thanks bro. You keep reading and I'll keep posting.

And don't knock MS Paint man. Crazy things can be done with enough practice....