Category: Illustration

Stag Beetle

I spent most of today sketching, and then realizing that I didn’t have a good scanner. So, then I spent the day recreating my sketches in Photoshop. I was completely making up technique on the fly here — and you can sort-of tell, but I am, nevertheless, pretty happy with the result.

Stag Beetle
Stag Beetle

Sketchdump

So I have finally bowed to consumer pressure, and bought an iPad. I figured that it would be a useful tool for, uh, reading PDFs and taking notes, and that sort of useful graduate student stuff.

Less than forty eight hours after buying it, its memory is half full of X-Men comics and music… So that worked out well.

My favorite thing on the iPad so far, is probably the Paper app from 53. It’s a very neat little sketchbook tool, with really elegant, responsive brushes. Playing with it feels like very fancy fingerpainting. It’s a ton of fun. Plus you get to see my terrible handwriting.

African Wild Dog
African Wild Dog

The next one was done from vague memories of what ranids are supposed to look like, so it’s probably awful…

Frog
Frog

So, does anyone have any recommendations for apps that will turn my iPad from a really expensive sketchbook / comic book reader / mp3 player into something that might actually be good to do science with?