So I went and spoiled myself and bought a Wacom Inkling, heres my first impressions!
My first (technically second) drawing with my Wacom Inkling, just a quick 10 minute doodle I did on my lunch break at work today.
It hasn’t picked up all of my pen strokes as yo ucan kind of tell with breaks on the outlines, although it does appear to have picked up bits of shading quite accurately, as for this technically being my second drawing… I can see the file of my first sketch on the Inkling memory, but the viewer doesn’t seem to want to let me open or view the file. I’ll try and trouble shoot and see if I can get it working.
Next step for me I will work on this sketch with both illustrator and photoshop and see how I can add some colour or smooth it up a bit. I’m still pretty excited about this new toy! :D
So part 2 of the Figure Skating wrapping paper for the National Ice Center in Nottingham. This was the design they went for, not much to say about it really, I personally prefered the other one, but this one is ok, if a little bit pink. The main concept of this one is basicly the same as the card but having the sequence stretched out into a long line that repeats (as all good wrapping paper should do!).
If you like the paper you can get it from the Ice Locker store here. If anyone reading this fancies some custom designed wrapping paper or cards for Christmas do get in touch via the contact button, for small or large quantities!
This was the card design that they ended up going with for the National Ice Center. Based off a series of photos showing an international figure skater doing a pirouette. Originally I had the image a bit more complicated, with different shades on the body to denote skin and clothing, but it worked out looking better as a single colour that changes to show the motion over time.
The card is available to buy from the Ice Locker store here if you particularly like the artwork or know a figure skating fan who would appreciate it! (there is also some matching wrapping paper too!)
This was originally some artwork for a card for the National Ice Center, however they desided to go with a different design.
I painted this in photoshop based off a picture of some skates, and then an ice effect underneath them. Its been a very long time since I have done any photoshop painting, and will probably be a while before I get the chance to do it at work again, so I really want to try do more painting in my free time, but don’t really get much between working several jobs and my other hobbies! :(
So I figured I’d try break away from the nightmare doodles and did this little nature doodle, started off with flowers around the borders, created the bird in the middle and just slowly worked inwards (I have quite an illogical order of drawing things).
I might work into this at a later date, making the shading darker, and filling in more negative space, but I’m quite happy with this as something working away from my usual subject matters.
Incidently, it was apparently international doodle day on Friday, I only found out at the end of the day and was busy all yesterday, so consider this my contribution to what should be a weekly holiday if you ask me.
Because the world needs more pictures of Dinosaurs.
Apologies for the lined paper used here it was a doodle I did in my notebook while being bored or waiting for stuff. I have another I did a while ago, that I’ll try and scan in too. I’m on a bit of a dinosaur craze for the time being.
A dinosaur made for halloween decorations (and hopefully it will stay longer) at the Blue Note nightclub. Based off an older poster that had a T-Rex’s head in pink for our old Monday rock nights called “Tyrannosaurus Rocks”
I’m tempted to make a small collection with other dinosaur’s made in the same style with equally eye-meltingly bright colours :)