I'm going to get better at drawing.
I took a class about a year ago where my painting instructor said "Why draw it when you're just going to spend double the time painting over it?" I did this for a while and couldn't understand why I wasn't happy with the results of my work. After taking Seiler's class I have a greater appreciation for drawing in general and working out my problems with a point rather than a brush in particular.
I got a copy of Sketchbook Pro for Christmas and this is my first drawing with it. I love it so far. I've worked in Painter and Photoshop since I started this and I like them both. I don't think you can get any better than Painter with the feel of pushing paint and, for some reason, I still take my paintings to Photoshop and paint a little in there. But for drawing, there's another level of "feel" with Sketchbook Pro. There's actually a setting for lightly pressing the tablet and another for when you press hard. Where Photoshop and Painter are pressure sensitive, Sketchbook Pro is multi-pressure sensitive. It's hard to explain but I like it. It's only $100 from the Autodesk website.
4 days ago