Monday, February 8, 2010

ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY ~ MUDDY


A little late this week... but definitely very muddy *:)

I have been working to finish a picture book for Stemmer House Publishers. And while I was in the midst of it my older wacom tablet began to behave badly. Why? Well after 5 years of heavy use the overlay became very scratched up from the pen nibs which were wearing down.
I had to choose between getting a CINTIQ much earlier than I could afford or trying out the Wacom Intuos 4. I chose the latter and I am delighted with the new large tablet. It is sleek, large enough for me to be happy with, and even has little lighted keystroke buttons. So if I press a button I actually Know what it will do. The new pen is a joy as well. It comes with a holder that has a secret compartment for the pen nibs...ten in all. My favorite is the black and white tipped one. With the new tablet and the pen it really feels like your brush or pen is gliding across real paper. MMmmmmm what a nice addition to a digital artist's supplies*:)
Another reason for my decision, my Macintosh screen is much larger than the cintiq, so I rationalize that I will be more at home with the tablet ... at least for now.

15 comments:

Kathy Weller said...

Cute Ginger! Great action.

Cheryl said...

Look at the action. Wonderful work.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Cute illo!

Vicki Smith said...

Adorable!

theartofpuro said...

Adorable and funny!Welcome to the new tablet,me too I was thinking to have a new one:)

thedoodlegirl said...

Love it! Congratulations on your new art tablet as well!!

thedoodlegirl said...

P.S. Congratulations on your new book!!

annpil said...

Hi Ginger- Nice to see you here on IF.
What a wonderful illustration! Nicely done! :D

Studio Zuga said...

OHHHHHHHH lucky you a new tablet and a 4 at that lol, there nice, but i'll have wait til my 3 wears out then they'll probably be up to 8 by then.
good luck with your new book. I seem to remember having been in a similar position once but no chickens.

Ellen Byrne said...

whoops! ha! ha!

Roberta said...

Cute Ginger....Boys and mud!!

Can I borrow your Intuos4? Hee Hee! I wish you many happy hours of digital bliss!!

Ginger*:) said...

Ah Roberta, you can just sit right here next to me and enjoy the adventure. It really is such a big improvement over the "3" that I wish I had invested sooner.

INDIGENE said...

Great energy and design!

Jack Foster said...

Great work Ginger. So much movement and action! Love it! Hey congrats on the new toy. I know you'll have so much fun, uyou won't want to do anything else. :o)
Thanks for the advice on the Bible blog for kids. I started one last week called Mr. Biblehead and it is getting some good responses. You're a blessing!

translucentblue said...

Ginger dearest! How are you? I hope you're having fun... So glad to be back here again. (^_^) xx