I know what you are thinking. "Why is Jeremy posting a little kid's drawings on his blog?" Well, I am that little kid, and these are examples of me getting comfortable drawing on my shiny new iPad. Did I need an iPad? Nope. Is it beautiful and my new best friend? Yep. As of now I am not able to produce much more than a scribble, but I do feel like once I get used to the tools I will expand my mobile horizons a bit.
Last night, I asked for blog topics via Twitter. @RacattackForce suggested "kids sharing a cookie with a giant robot." I didn't get as far as two kids, but there is some cookie sharing going on.
I thank all of you who responded. I will try to get to all of the suggestions. I really like how this worked out, and will be sure to ask my Twitter pals for topics more often. (It pays to be my Twitter friend, see!)
I get asked a lot about the brushes that I use in Photoshop. I have often said that I only use one or two brushes in each program, and this still holds true. This brush is my "go to" brush when I want to rough out ideas, or sketch up something quickly. It is a standard brush, and comes in the box ready to go. The trick for me is using the pressure sensitivity of my tablet to dictate my line size and opacity.
You can see above how this creates a "buildup" of opacity, just as a pencil would in real life. As usual, the finer the detail, the smaller the brush. This brush also serves as a good "quick color" tool at larger sizes.
Nothing groundbreaking here, but I did want to let you know what I was using. With Photoshop, the trick is to make it work for you, not the other way around. Spend some time to find tools that fit your drawing style, and save those puppies!