My artwork digital shift

The traditional method of drawing has been the way since I started to draw many years ago, its not until quit recently that I brave myself to create art via digital medium. One may wonder why I too so long to shift from traditional to digital, well, distraction and shifting priorities got the best of it.

Since I started my first job, drawing had been the least of my priorities, I can’t count how many of my drawing plans have failed. Over time, my skills began to rust, and reduced to some doodles nowadays. I still believe and tell myself that I could do better, no matter how long it takes.

There’s no shortcut to great victory anyway.

Otafuse 2014 artwork pencil sketch

Otafuse 2014 artwork pencil sketch

Otafuse 2014 artwork inked

Otafuse 2014 artwork inked

My artwork contributed to Otafuse 4 event this year changed it all…

The SketchBook Express

I got introduced to this free app from Autodesk, SketchBook Express by my friend Jezz on Facebook. Since my Phablet, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 got its own stylus pen, I downloaded the app and began to try it out myself.

Well...

Well…

Took me some time to get used to it, my tendency to have some sort of physical contact with the artwork, like touching, rotating the canvas makes it really awkward for me. Eventually I quickly adapted to the new environment and played with colours, which I love the most in doing artworks.

First try

First try

Redhead

Redhead

There are some limitations with the free app, like limited laters that can be made which I really wanted the most for colouring. But as a whole, its a great app for beginners. Hopefully one day I could acquire a Wacom Cintiq to bring my works to another level, I was in awe of its power and functions when I visited Sabah Animation Creative Content Centre last month.

Wacom Cintiq, source: us.wacom.com

Wacom Cintiq, source: us.wacom.com

This gadget ain’t cheap yo, But I will own  one someday. If someone asks me or you why I still into this, read the quote below,

 

 

Remember that you’re not doing it for the money. The point is to do interesting things in your life that make you feel better. ~ Hellicar & Lewis

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