Woo Hoo! Finally! I’ve been coloring digitally for a few years now, but I’ve always just taken my drawings and scanned them in to do so. I hate doing it that way, though, because it takes so much time to scan them in. Over the past few months, since I got my larger Wacom, I’ve started to do things here and there like touching up some of my lines, directly on the tablet. Plus, I’ve been doing a bit of sketching on the Wacom whenever I could (free, sketchtime is basically nonexistent with my schedule as it is these days, though).
Anyone who reads my blog will see that my first love is comic books and cartoon illustration, but many of you may not know that my “day job” is drawing caricatures. I own and operate caricature concessions where I have trained the artists, but I myself also go out and draw at parties/conventions about five nights each week, and I also get a lot of “studio commissions” from different companies and individuals to do caricatures for gifts, etc. Sometimes I get to do some fun ones that are a bit artistic, but mostly people just want a safe, cartoony drawing. I’m happy to oblige.
Anyway, last week, a big project came in that needed thirty separate caricatures, and they wanted them colored digitally and emailed to them. Well, I figured now was the time to force myself to “take the plunge”. What you see here is my first ever, COMPLETELY DIGITAL, from start to finish, drawing for a client. No paper at all. Still working on getting my lines as smooth as my “paper work”, but it’s coming along, I think….