For all that stuff that needs a decent place.


Worked out the previous sketch


The same girl without a name yet… It will come since she seems to stick on me. I reworked the shoes a bit. They came out much better. Another challenge for me was actually to be able to reproduce a character in another pose (sorry about the tiny naughty bit, she just came out this way). I am thinking about recreating her in 3d as well. The drawing really helps in my design think process. I’ve been neglecting that for way to long as I said before.

This time I wanted to try how the coloring would work out in Autodesk Sketchbook. (Trust me I am no fan of autodesk, they focus way too much on profit in stead of the end-user.) I still made the previous sketch in Sketchable however, it seems to be more responsive somehow.

But comparing it to Sketchable I must admit the amount of control over selection and layer transparency was a real treat. Still have to learn a lot of the options but it seems very promising.

I think I have to come to the conclusion that for the rough phase Sketchable is very nice, but for cleaning and working towards a final image I prefer Sketchbook.


More practice, a quicky


Better coloring


I decided to do another coloring version. Still practice but in my opinion a lot better the the previous one.

The outlines and coloring

I did the outlines in Sketchbook, because of the stroke stabilizer. It is really hard not to jitter on a glass surface. I am not completely happy but this is a matter of practice. I went back to Sketchable to do the coloring. I must remind myself to separate the highlights, fill and shadows but I forgot it in this case. So it is what it is now. It is good to get the feel and overall I am satisfied how this came out. On to the next. 🙂coloredoutlines

Cleaned up the “analog” sketch.


With Sketchable I cleaned up the original sketch and worked out some details. Moving on to the next stage.

Finally I am drawing again.

3d applications can really lead you of the path sometimes. It has been seriously too long since I created some handdrawn work. It is nice too find out I can still draw. I need to practice way more but it is a start. This one is made using sketchable on the surface pro. I also tried sketchbook from autodesk and both have their advantages so I think I am gonna use both. 

This is just fineliner and marker on real paper. Still needs “real life” practice but it sparked some old skills in me again. I hope you like those two. Expect way more to come.


Progress. Top of the dome done and the cones on the sides as well as the sides of the ship.