So…. this happened:
After taking a fateful walk one day and finding myself pining almost painfully for the ability to create art away from my computer… I bought myself a Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid (hybrid cause it also hooks up to my computer like a regular Cintiq and runs Android instead of Windows 8). It may seem like an impulse buy, but I’d been considering getting one off and on for like a year.
I’ve only had it for about five days, but my first impression is that I haven’t wanted to draw this much in a long time. And it is SO MUCH EASIER to draw while actually looking at my stylus. Like, the lines go where I want them to. Man. I haven’t been able to use it much in Photoshop (ie, hooked to my computer) because I guess my second mini HDMI port doesn’t work so I’ll need an adapter. So far though, I’m loving the mobile mode (even if the Android version of Autodesk Sketchbook can be a bit limiting, it’s still nice and fluid).
My biggest workflow hurdles so far are not having any easy way to have reference up while I draw in mobile mode, and the fact that they replaced the glorious ipod-esqe swipey ring with a buttony Rocker Ring instead, which means I feel totally gimped trying to change my brush size on the fly.
So anyway, Here’s a few preliminary sketches I did while trying to figure everything out. (And why the hell doesn’t Photoshop have a damn symmetry tool yet?)
The first one I did in Photoshop (with my monitor unplugged >.<), and the rest are in Sketchbook in mobile mode. Yaaaaaayyy for drawing on the couch!
I’m hoping to take it out in the world with me soon and see how that goes, but haven’t had the time yet. Let me know if you have any questions!