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

Email us if you want to purchase the arts. Requires Paypal or BCA.

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