This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

You can see the rest of my work here.

Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!

-Paul

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Comic Con 2008 / Sketchbook Pro

Home from Comic Con! So many great friends, so much sweet shwag!

Highlights of the trip included meeting Pixar's veteran monster maker Derek Thompson, Rob Schrab (creator of Scud : The Disposable Assassin), Jim Woodring (creator of Jim, Frank and countless surrealities), Paul Chadwick (creator of Concrete), formidable tech-head Clement Sauve, the heavily costumed Miss Monster, and too many more to mention! To add to the whirlwind of awesomeness, my employer Vigil Games had Darksiders demoing at the THQ booth to anyone bold enough to try their hand at it.

But *sigh* that's all over now. Back to art! The Creaturebox dudes, who were as cool in person as the art they were showing, turned me onto Sketchbook Pro, arguably the best program for creating bold, expressive line digitally. I effed with the trial version a little before going to bed tonight and was sufficiently wowed by its level of control and inky crispness. I'll definitely be buying the full version.



Oh, and Wendy posted some pics from the con.

3 comments:

Fedoruh said...

So those sketches were done solely in Sketchbook Pro?

Lately I have been noticing how hard it is to create confident line in photoshop (maybe I just have tremors). If these sketches were done in SP2009, then sign me up.

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Joshua James said...

OH MAN! I met THEEE Paul RICHARDS! You don't even know! THEEPAULRICHARD! BAM SON!