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Moving On Up: Wacom Intuous: Comic

Today’s blog was going to be about Britney Spears but that is going to have to wait because I got a fancy new toy and it’s all I want to talk about!

I’ve been thinking about getting a drawing tablet for a long time but wasn't sure what direction to go in. I have a really weird process for my digital art, including a lot of jenky photoshop tricks and to be honest, it was hard to take myself seriously. Now that I’ve invested my actual money into illustration, I feel like I have to hold myself to a higher standard.

I bought the Wacom Intuos: Comic and I love it! I haven’t had much of a chance to play around with the software that it came with, Anime Studio Debut 10,  it but I’m amazed by how easy and intuitive it is. Given, I’ve been using my mac’s trackpad to paint in photoshop so, anything was going to be easier than that.

 

Wacom Intuos Comic (mine's black)

 

I was trying to decide between the Intuos: Draw and the Comic bundle, the comic was was a bit more expensive but the Draw didn’t have a responsive track pad - and you know I needed a responsive track pad! Here are a few of the illustrations I’ve done so far, they aren’t the prettiest but like anything, it’s a learning curve.

And, since we’re talking about new stuff I’m pumped about, I picked up a few comics from Powell’s the other day: The Infinite Wait by Julia Wertz and Big Mushy Happy Lump: A Sarah Scribbles Collection by Sarah Anderson. I’ve been a huge fan of Julia Wertz for a while and The Infinite Wait felt a darker than Drinking At the Movies and Fart Party but, you know, not hard to be more serious than a debut comic about farts.

The Infinite Wait (and other Stories) by Julia Wertz

Museum of Mistakes by Julia Wertz

Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Anderson

Make sure you come back next Monday because I won't miss the opportunity to talk about Britney two weeks in a row! In the meantime, check out Julia Wertz because her work is amazing. And, follow me on Instagram @roddycreative because my work is mediocre and getting better!

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