My lovely wife got me a couple neat-o things for Christmas that have helped release some of my inhibitions. A blank piece of paper, or canvas, just intimidates the hell out of me. So much so, that I have trouble even sketching in my sketchbooks. I’m afraid of messing something up. It’s not seriously neurotic, but it is limiting.
I have now been unleashed, so to speak, because of a graphic tablet. It’s the Wacom Bamboo. Not terribly expensive, either. Plus, it doubles as a multi-touch mouse pad, which is cool as all get out. She also got me Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro 2011. Awesome program! Put the two together, and I can draw, paint, erase, airbrush, whatever, and if I don’t like it, dump it all with a click of the “DELETE” key.
So, I haven’t done much, and most of what I have done has been trashed. Here are just two sketches I did with a few spare minutes during lunch at work. Nothing fancy, but you can start to see how fun this must be.