If any of you are graphically inclined in the digital arena, you may have Wacom or something like it. I've had mine for 6 years and, aside from dusting it occasionally, haven't used it. Until recently. If you checked out my link to the Dragons I've been doing for my wife's Kindergarten class, you can see I'm jumping back in with both feet into the digital arena. I'm the first one to admit I'm a dinosaur.
I like paint. I like colored pencils. I LOVE graphite pencils and black and white charcoal on colored paper. I like the smells, the feels, the whole experience. I used to do T-shirt design for a living and had to use a computer, but I did as much by hand as possible. Well, that was last century. With my desire to do comics and the software I have, its time to get digital. Honestly, I've been afraid to try drawing on the Wacom, since I've noticed during clean up of the Dragons, for example, I can't draw a straight line. But coloring and correcting my scanned drawings, has shaken off a LOT of rust and helped me learn alot. I'd hope so after 67 hours and counting. (yes... she keeps coming up with stuff, so you can blame her for the lack of painted minis. )
SO... as a test for myself I took this guy's photo ....
...broke out my handy Wacom and a brush tool in Photoshop. And came up with this....
I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. Its basically what I have planned for him. I think I'll even be coloring him in Photoshop to see if I like the colors I have in mind.
And NOW... for a little experiment. Which I blame completely on Greggles and THIS POST at his blog. While I don't have the same materials, I got me Kunnin' Plan.
I'm going to mix Acrylic gesso with crackle for one base and Acrylic modeling paste with crackle on another and see what happens. The results .... next time.