Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Drawing: BMO with DA Muro

Okay, I'm not obsessed with BMO. I just happen to want to use him to test out new programs. Since he looks like he should be easy to draw (not true depending on the program), I am using him to test out and learn different apps.

I drew this over several days using DeviantART's online drawing app Muro. I started drawing this while watch the NBA All Star Weekend events and I just finished it today. The app has some limitations, for example the amount of brushes, but it is still a decent drawing program. I saw an option to upload brushes. When I learn how, I will. Having your own brushes that work exacting the way you want it will help to keep you sane. I have a Wacom tablet that I bought years ago. I'll dust it off and try it out with the app to see if it can pick up pressure sensitivity and because drawing with a mouse pad is torture!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Afternoon Sketch: Cali Lewis

Renee Busee, the SketchBook community manager from Autodesk was on Geek Beat TV teaching the hosts how to use Sketchbook Pro and how to draw. Watch the video below if you would like to learn too.

I ended up following along and creating the sketch below.

Sketch226132250 by enchanteddroppings on deviantART

I have an issue with shading. It is something I have been working on for years with little to no progress. But this was a quick sketch so I wasn't trying that hard. I was just following along. Next time I'll do the highlight on another layer so i can fix issues instead of making them worse.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Train Sketch: BMO

I've suddenly become obsessed with BMO. I think it is because he looks so easy to draw until you start drawing him. If I drew him by hand, he would take less time to draw than trying to draw him on a mobile device or on a desktop device using a mouse pad.

I drew this yesterday on my train ride home. I am running out of space on my iPod and I wanted to go over the apps I have so I can delete the ones I don't use, don't like or need anymore. I download the Adobe Ideas app a while ago bt never used it. When I opened the app and took my first stroke, i was shocked and how smooth and accurate the stroke turned out. Immediately started drawing BMO.

Photo Feb 20, 12 11 40 AM by enchanteddroppings on deviantART

Drawing while on a MTA train is tricky. If you are on a local train, there are less bumps and the train down go too fast because it will have to slow down in a minute for the next station. I was doing okay until my train left Manhattan and was in the under water tunnel. there were too many bumps and I hand to wait for a smooth spot to start drawing again.

The sketch is  a bit sloppy. there are lots of places were I could clean it up but i didn't want to spend hours on something that was suppose to be a quick sketch. As far as the Adobe ideas app, so far I like it  a lot and I recommend it. I'll do a review on it in another post.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Night Time Sketch: BMO

Wow, this took way longer than it should have. Looking at the drawing, it consists of simple lines and shapes. If I was using a vector program I would have been done in five minutes. Instead I spent close to an hour trying to clean up the lines. You can still see that the lines are not clean, but it is time for me to go to bed. My high of the Seattle Seahawks winning the Super Bowl is dying down.

Autodesk Sketchbook on Android
Wacom Bamboo New Solo Stylus