QUESTION FOR CINTIQ USERS
Or any pen tablet display!
How to you use your tablet? do you have the screen upright (near vertical) all the time, or do you work with it flat?
I keep mine upright/vertical 99% of the time. That way, I can keep my elbows mostly on my desk, and avoid straining my shoulders/back.
Keeping it upright also means I don’t have to deal with getting proportions wrong while drawing, because of skewed perspective on the canvas.
annalandin ’s character, Zanne.
I thought she had a wicked cool design, and thus I felt the need to draw her.
So I had fun at #drawpartytime on Twitter last night, posting pictures of my characters - and other people seemed to like them too, and then this happened. Thanks, nellyonly! <3
(Oh yeah - during my vacation, you can still find me on Twitter at AnnaLandin
, even though I’m not posting stuff here)
I’m leaving you with a quick warm-up picture of Asa, to tell you that I’m going on vacation for the next week. I will probably be gone until Thursday, at least.
More photo-referenced painting-practise.
Also hi Tumblr! I miss you. Sorry for the long absence. My computer-issues took/are taking longer to solve than I’d hoped. I’ve got a computer that works, again, which means I can get actual work done - but it still isn’t perfect, and is more of a stop-gap solution than an actual fix. We are also currently without reliable internet access, as the same thunderstorm that ate my old computer also ate our modem.
So yeah. I’m still around, but the internet thing probably won’t be fixed until the end of the week, and then I’m going out of town for the entirety of next week.
If you want to keep track of me and all the fabulous things I’m getting up to in the meantime, you can find me making more regular appearances on Twitter.
Computer issues, an update
Hello again, Tumblrites. My computer issues are not yet resolved, but we’re working on it.
I have bought a new computer, but the demonic cancer that is Windows 8 needs to be exorcised from it and replaced with the far more benevolent Windows 7 before I can start installing software and moving files around, and that’s going to take a while longer.
As soon as that’s done, though, it’s back to work! … Literally. I’ve got illustration work, but I will still have time to post stuff on Tumblr.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll go back to hiding in whatever bit of shade I can find and trying desperately not to melt in this frankly ridiculous heatwave.
Remember that comic I said I was working on last week? Well, here it is.
All dialogue is not quoted verbatim, but everything else is 99% accurate. Also apologies to everyone involved for any wonky-looking depictions of them. I have a weird partial face-blindness thing going on.
(Also thanks Stuff You Missed In History-podcast - I drew all of this while listening to you. You’re great!)
Ha! This is my awesome sometime cover artist. I’m just surprised no one (but the one computer) died!
Hahaha - funny thing just happened. We are without internet AGAIN (until Tuesday) and this time, it’s my computer that died.
History is clearly cyclical.
Hi guys. I’d planned to post some pictures today, but we had a really big thunderstorm yesterday, which fried certain parts of my computer. At the moment, I have no internet, and the computer is kinda hinky about starting properly. At the least, I’m looking at replacing parts of it - at most, I might have to get a new computer.
Don’t worry, though - I’ve backed up all of my files, so all my works in progress, and all the finished stuff I haven’t shown to anyone yet, is all still there.
I’ve been kinda waiting for this to happen - not the thunderstorm, but the computer-breakage - because my pc is kinda old and rickety and mostly made of spare parts, but now was really bad timing, as I’ve got deadlines and stuff. I’ll pull through, and this is not the end of the world or anything, but I will probably be gone for a little while.
See you on the other side!
The other main character from that romance comic I’m working on.
I wanted the main characters to be opposites - both in terms of visual design and in terms of personality. I’m in the middle of working out the plot and the dialogue right now, so we’ll see how it goes!
Painting practise, referenced from a photo I found deep in my reference-folder. Brushing up on my clothing-fold-and-dramatic-lighting skills.
… Clothing folds are tricky.