Don (Monster) Juan
I've been focusing a little more on digital sketching as of late. It's both better than working in a notebook with a traditional pencil...and worse. Using a stylus against a glass screen just isn't the same as actually sketching -- the friction is missing, and that feeling of lead against paper has a romantic feel to it.
Then again, the iPad still senses pressure points, so when I push harder on the iPad, the pencil line gets darker or thicker. While it mimics real life drawing, it has a sterile feel to it, even if the final product looks legitimate.
Using a drawing app has the upperhand because I can tap the screen a few times and erase any sketching mishap without the annoyance of those ghosty pencil lines...and I can save my sketches as a timelapse video.
When the Apple Pencil first came out, much like most non-Apple enthusiasts, I scoffed at the $100 stylus. Like, seriously?
But then I had the opportunity to get an iPad...and I had some moolah waiting in the wings...so...I drank the Kool-Aid and purchased that bloody stylus.
And that stupid thing really is a game-changer.
Insert 🙄 here.
Fine, Apple, you win this time.
But there's still something missing, so much so that I did I use my 40% off phone coupon at Hobby Lobby on a small set of Faber-Castell sketching pencils.
Because, if it can't be Crayola, it's going to be Faber-Castell.
Be careful if you run into this guy at a bar. He may look smooth, but he's a heart breaker. Lady monsters have been scratching his name out of their Little Black Books for years. Yet, there are still hearts out there that haven't been broken by this...Don Juan. #mbop #blogpostathon2019 #blogpostathon #illustrator #digitalillustration #adobesketch