Q:What's it like drawing on a tablet compared to drawing on paper?
Q:Digging the art. A lot of nostalgia in here keep up the excellent work.
Q:Thanks a bunch for answering my question on the Cintiq matter. I even posted it two times, trying for the second one to be more short and straight to the point as possible. So thanks again man! I'll take your word for it.
Yeah. Also, depending on the Cintiq you get, people may tell you that the colors are off. That only holds true for the older Cintiqs (1st gen 21UX, 12WX, etc.), they were horrible with blues and purples particularly. The current Cintiqs (13HD, 22HD, 24HD) does NOT have that problem and if you do get one of them and notice that the colors are off by default, make sure you calibrate it correctly (which takes about a good 4 hours to do) and you will be fine. :)
Q:when did you start really getting into drawing?
Q:Holy cow are you kidding me thanks for the follow I have adored your stuff for years <3 <3
Your work is cool! Everyone should follow suit, real talk~ ^__^
Q:Hey! I rarely see artist color above their lineart layer, do you have any insight as to why?
I don’t color over the lineart layer, except when I’m painting…(?) O.o
Q:Hey Robbaato I could be wrong, but I notice in your last live stream your were using Sketchbook pro 7. I'm was curious about your thoughts on the product and if it's worth the upgrade or just to stick with Pro 6.
Q:You draw the most delicious legs *Q*
I try! :D
Q:Hey Rob! I've got quite some time working with my Intuos (5yrs+), but I think my work would improve if I got myself a Cintiq. Since I am pretty serious about working on character design for video game and animation, I'd like my work to be more fluent and dynamic and I don't know if I can achieve that with my Intuos. What do you think?
Well, fluidness and dynamism has nothing to do with the type of tool you’re using; those are art technicalities. The only thing a Cintiq will do is make it similar to drawing directly on a sheet of paper. I couldn’t grasp using a Graphire/Bamboo/Intuos because the hand-eye disconnect is unnatural and it frustrated me, forcing me to be focused on how to draw a line instead of drawing the line itself, if that makes any sense. (Some artists can do it really well though, kudos to them!)
So yeah, a Cintiq will definitely make drawing more natural to do, but it won’t necessarily improve your work. There’s also a slight adaptation that is required when drawing on a Cintiq; you won’t be making amazing things as soon as you get it. But it’ll be easier and more efficient to draw digitally in comparison to an Intuos.
Personally, I’d say go for it. :)
Q:Do you think not adding a layer of shading to a comic book takes away from the overall appeal of the book?
That’s a pretty subjective question; it all depends on whatever direction you want to take on the art style of the book.
Q:Mr. Robaato, I have a question. :3 What is best to do? Go ahead and draw what you want to draw on your canvas in your painting program and THEN crop the picture to the size and shape you want it. Or to go ahead and crop the canvas to the shape you want, and then draw your picture.
There’s no correct way to do it. You can draw and then crop the canvas whatever way you like, or you could stick to a strict format and work within it.
I tend to do the latter ‘cuz it’s fun coming up with compositions in a restricted canvas. Doing that builds your compositional skills as well. The other benefit is that the canvas measurements I mainly use (11x17/13x19 inches) is a common size so when I want or need to print, there’s no need to re-crop.