Work stages for a 2012 illo I drew for Udon’s Marvel vs. Capcom artbook: http://www.udonstore.com/Marvel-vs-Capcom-Official-Complete-Works-SC-p/marvel-vs-capcom-sc.htm
In order, the stages are: rough sketch; pencils; inks; color guide;
"overlay" color guide for added color FX; initial colors by Rob "Robaato" Porter; and Rob’s final colors.
Wacom Bamboo Stylus Fineline ~ First Impressions
So I picked up one of those fancy new Wacom Bamboo Stylus Finelines from Best Buy a bit ago for 60 bucks. It’s a new stylus for drawing on an iPad. And it’s the best kinda stylus for the iPad yet released. Ever.
Now for you enthusiasts who are into drawing on the iPad, you may have heard this many times before, with so many different styli out there that prompted this kinda response. Lemme explain:
This thing’s nib is practically the same width as a standard Intuos/Cintiq/Bamboo pen; you know, the one you draw with on your desktop? Wacom has somehow managed to make a bluetooth-powered stylus that doesn’t require a fat nib. Crazy, right?
I played with it for about an hour and I already came to the conclusion that this is hands-down, the best kind of stylus for the iPad. It’s literally not much difference than drawing on a Cintiq, and I live on my Cintiq. Even more so than the Galaxy Note I’ve been using to doodle with off and on. Wacom is gonna release a similar, more “professional” version, which is the Intuos Creative Stylus 2. It’s not out yet, but for 20 bucks more, it will have double the pressure sensitivity of this one, ending up in maybe the most 1:1 feeling to a Cintiq yet.
The only downside right now is app support. You can only draw with the Bamboo Paper app at the moment (and Sketchbook Pro but with no pressure sensitivity), but Autodesk is working on a new Sketchbook Pro for iPad which will be able to utilize these new pens. I’m sure Procreate and the rest will jump on support ASAP. I did a quick 5 minute test doodle above. It felt very natural, no offset, etc.
It supposedly lasts on for 26 hours on a 2 hour charge. (I couldn’t wait 2 hours after unboxing it to test it out.) Coupled with the iPad’s great battery life, that’s a keeper in my book. I’m most likely going to consider selling my Galaxy Note eventually as the more support this thing gets.
This pen may very well be the iPad’s answer to Samsung’s Galaxy Note…
Woke up to a doorbell. Receiving these 2 at the same time is like some kinda lovely overkill.
They are bloody gorgeous and the Morrigan is larger than I expected her to be. (In before; I’m talking about her scale.)
Q:I have a question about the SKABROUS SKRATCHWORK book too! For those of us that purchased the " Part of History" and "Rapidly Reasonable" will you be contacting individuals about our illustration requests?
Yup, I already contacted Part of History peeps a month ago. Rapidly Reasonable peeps will be contacted when I receive the batch to ship out, as those are traditional sketches in the book~
Q:I'm not sure if I missed anything but is there any updates about your Skabrous Skratchwork Vol. 1 book for those who ordered one ?
Yup. Books will ship out on in October! I will post an update once I receive my proof copy.
Q:Hey Rob, Did you color that Lili is Photoshop or Sketchbook Pro? It looks like you used some masking and, if it was SBP, I was curious how you did it. I know there is some masking with selections but you can't make group or layer masks, can you? Thanks
Yeah, she was colored in Photoshop, just utilizing the Clipping Masks. Those effects that are applied after on the shading/highlights are just Layer Styles applied to the layer(s).
The only masking you can do on SBP is just Transparent Pixel locking, unfortunately; no Clipping Masks like in Photoshop. So you just gotta do things the hard way when coloring in SBP, lol…
Jam of the Day: I’m Not In Love - 10cc | The Original Soundtrack
I’ve been jammin’ to the GotG OST pretty hard lately. This was always one of my favorite songs that my dad always used to play growing up.
In a Breath of Fire mood during lunch today~
Here is a peek at a Batman figure…
(Painting is in progress! We still have some figures available for preorder!)Also, we’ll have new game-related things to show real soonish! (
Hint: it’s TOTALLY MAYBE PROBABLY NOT BUT COULD BE A NEW DEMO, BUT you didn’t hear that from us… Or DID you?)We appreciate you all’s awesome patience!