lundi 14 novembre 2016

Sketches #34 - Sticks and stones will break your bones

Hi there, occasional reader of this erratic blog!
I didn't draw much since last summer, and backwardly enough the desire to sketch came back after I fell and broke a bone in my hand a few weeks ago. It came back to me as I was waiting at the ER for a doctor to check my injury, and yes the swelling was pretty bad too ^^.
Drawing is the one thing that can take me into a world of my own because of all the concentration it requires from me and that was very much what I was looking for at the time. So I picked up my smartphone and launched a sketching app and used my still valid index and thumb to scribble a few hours away.
At first it felt like a desperate move, drawing with your fingers on a quite small phone screen isn't the most comfortable experience. But it did get smoother eventually (see the examples below after a couple of hours of getting used to it).

I'm currently still recovering (hopefully at 100% in a couple weeks) and drawing with FireAlpaca on my old Intuos 4 tablet. I'm quite happy to be sketching again, it's well worth the little pain - those bloody ellipses are the worst though.

See you soon

#Anime watch recommandation : Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust

and here's the sketches from the phone :
Requirements : a smartphone, most will do but the bigger the screen size the better (tiny fingertips might help too!), SketchBook Express from Autodesk (free app btw), a couple of hours to kill.
The second one is a bit more refined because by then I had figured a zoom in/out way around