Monday, December 26, 2011

Back To Watercolor

Weekend art with kids. After days with Wacom Inkling & MessagePad, it's good to be back with watercolor, the ultimate stress therapy.

Final artwork by Pinot (18 cm x 22 cm 150 dpi) is available for download: US$10

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Painting on Newton MessagePad

Painting with NewtPaint
Got inspired by Andy Hill's blog on Newton art, we create our own art with NewtPaint. Feeling nostalgic drawing with 1-bit black & white environment. Reminds me the day of DrHalo or MacPaint back in mid 80s.
A girl by Arwen (7 years old)

Bird Nest
Papin by Leia (5 years old)
Leia by Arwen (7 years old)
Apple Mug
Polaroid Sun 600
Working Late

8-bit pixelated art is so 2011. Welcome to 1-bit art! :D

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wacom Inkling + Autodesk SketchBook Pro (2)

Experiment with unlimited variations of brush in SketchBook Pro & Express

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Who need scanner when you can draw digitally on a paper?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Wacom Inkling + Autodesk SketchBook Pro (1)

Apparently the Autodesk SketchBook Pro (and Express) can open Wacom Inkling file natively. If you want to keep the drawing in bitmap format, better open it in SketchBook Pro/Express.

With one sketch file from Wacom Inkling, we can create tons of brush tool variation. You draw with (Inkling) ballpoint on a paper, end up as pencil on SketchBook Pro/Express.

More info about SketchBook + Inkling here.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Finally: Doodling with Wacom Inkling

Yay! Finally get our hand on Wacom Inkling!
Here's our quick review so far. Wacom Inkling sucks on tight details on doodling. As you can see, it fails capturing between strokes.

But for sketching, Inkling can capture my fast-drawing hand. Seems Inkling is far more better with this kind of drawing.

After doing further experiments with my wife, then we realize that we need to adjust our nature behavior on drawing, a learning curve for better accuracy. We have to keep the space clear between the pen & the receiver.

Our tips: keep your hand & paper steady. Stay consistent for one picture. Any obstructions, eg. rotating hand/paper will result in inaccurate or misplaced strokes like what we did above.

Here are the results:

As you can see here, there are some distortion or inaccurate strokes when I rotate my hand, blocking the communication between pen & receiver. But compare to previous result, it's getting better. Now my hand can adjust the tool for better result.

For a sketch style, I have no problem. For me, the result is impressive. Though I like my original sketch better. But hey, now it's a vector sketch! Can you get that style on, say, Illustrator with mouse or Wacom tablet? No. You need Wacom Inkling.

Useful link:
- Patrick Ng
- The Verge

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We The Doodle Family

Dad doodles. Kids doodle. Now mommy doodles too!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

SEVEN Day 7: Hawally amusement park

Saturday, we're going to the amusement park in Hawally by bus. This is the last day of the holiday, tomorrow Arwen & Leia have to go to school (work & school started at Sunday in Kuwait & other middle-eastern countries.)

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

SEVEN Day 6: Weekend Without Mall

Nice weather for outdoor activities. So we decide there'll be no mall this weekend. 
This afternoon we walk in Kuwait downtown. Buy Tintin comics, get some shawarmas then sit on sidewalk bench enjoying the cold breeze & city view.

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Friday, November 11, 2011

SEVEN Day 5: Dinner at Mubarakeya

Dinner in old traditional Kuwait market: lamb chops, chicken tikka, kabous bread, hamous. But Neo prefers onion.

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

SEVEN Day 4: Leia & Her Winter Boot

Winter means fashion. Leia knows that. And she got her new red boots for this winter.

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

SEVEN Day 3: Flowers

Arwen & Leia came to me and said "Dad, look we have flowers for you." Sweet! They sure know how to make their parents smile.

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SEVEN Day 2: Instagram

It's Eid holiday. Arwen spends the whole day on the beach playing with Instagram in the iPod touch. Capturing some photos of seagulls, seas, playground, trees & share them to the Instagram.

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Monday, November 7, 2011

SEVEN Day 1: Winter is here!

Winter is here in Kuwait. It's not as cold as northern countries & the weather is nice to go outside & doing outdoor activities, especially on the beach. Like today, throwing Neo to the sky to grab the sun.

This is the part of SEVEN: Draw Your Days.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Doodling with Kids

Not just about talent, art or creativity, the doodlings are also the ultimate way to discover the progress of our children. When we're doodling with them, we're entering their room. What they never told to us, appears in that room. The happiness, the sadness, nightmare, laugh, tears, smile, hate, everything. We believe doodling is a perfect way for sharing. Especially when our children still need to learn to communicate well with their parents.

A serial comic 

From Shaun the Sheep 

 Dora the Explorer

Shaun the Sheep 

Red nose clown 


Leia as ballerina

Sponge Bob Square Pants & Patrick 

Shopping in the mall

So, parents, let's doodle with them! It's more than just fun!
And remember, there's no good or bad doodling!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Doodles: Tower of City

I let my brain wandering, flying, outside this world to the other parallel universe. And these are what I saw.

Tower of City 1 available for download (13.8 x 20 cm 300 dpi): US$5

Tower of City 2 available for download (13.8 x 20 cm 300 dpi): US$5

Tower of City 3 available for download (13.8 x 20 cm 300 dpi): US$5

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

How Great is Wacom Inkling?

Question. Can Wacon Inkling capture my doodle here? For $199, better to capture it or scan it?

Wish I can have one for testing & review it.

We got Wacom Inkling! Our review here

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Back Sketching

For years, mouse, stylus, multitouch & tablet successfully keep my hand away from traditional sketching tool: pencil & paper.
So I decide to start a hand exercise.
Got a sketchbook & Faber Castell Pitt graphite pure, sketching everyday in the office.

Though it's not that bad, my parents think that my strokes look stiff. "Too digital, dear."
I don't know what exactly does it mean, but I guess I have to keep exercising more & more.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Motion Graphic with Watercolor Mood

Remember when I posted about Photo-Watercolorizing project a month ago? So here it is. All of the elements were done with manual traditional & digital painting (with Wacom). Thanks to my wife, Dita, for her amazing food-photography :D

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Watercolor From College

Watercolor paintings back in the college days in Bandung. Though they are all in tiny size, it's still printable on postcard size. Collect them, put in white simple frames then you can decorate your wall with it.

400 x 425 pixel 72 dpi
700 x 600 pixel 72 dpi
600 x 500 dpi 72 dpi
600 x 780 pixel 72 dpi

500 x 482 pixel 72 dpi

600 x 344 pixel 72 dpi

450 x 513 pixel 72 dpi
500 x 657 pixel 72 dpi
500 x 366 pixel 72 dpi
600 x 773 pixel 72 dpi

Get all the digital scanned files for US$5 Buy Now