Library Woman

Library Woman

This the second official attempt at trying out my Wacom tablet for illustration. Like many other creatives have said, drawing is very therapeutic. Most of my sketching for UI design is now done using my Wacom and Photoshop pencil brushes. My only concern: I don’t have all my sketches cataloged in a digital notebook. Hmm… maybe Evernote or iPhoto.

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.

William James

November 15, 2012 / Joshua James

Man With Hat

Man With Hat

My first real shot at using a Wacom tablet. Before I purchased a Wacom tablet, I usually only doodled in my sketchbook. I really missed not pulling out my Berol markers and color pencils. Without a dedicated space for drawing, I found myself lacking inspiration to draw. So, I took the plunge, ordered a large Wacom tablet and have wondered why I didn’t do this a lot earlier. Now, I don’t need to worry about creating a mess, or unpacking and packing drawing tools.

If you are thinking about purchasing a Wacom tablet, make sure you set up your brushes (photoshop, illustrator). Without the right brush settings, you’ll end up reselling your Wacom tablet on Craiglist. I have several illustrators whose work I really admire. However, I relate to Dani Jones’ style the best. She is an incredible artist and has some of the best tutorials on the web. Check her work out and check the links below for her tutorials on digital drawing and painting:

http://danidraws.com/2007/01/08/creating-line-drawings-in-adobe-illustrator/

http://danidraws.com/2009/09/07/photoshop-textures-and-brushes/#more-1982