I know this is, how shall I put it, a lightly visited blog. However, to the two or three out there who might be interested in my sporadic attempts to draw pictures, most of the drawing is going on over at my other blog: One Machine.
I Don't know how well this will turn out. Since that last picture was posted I had a bit of computer trouble. Well, a bit of computer no longer working and needed to be replaced kind of computer trouble, but anyway, now I have a shiny new one. But my old software does not work on it.
While I hem and haw about what to spend money on, here is a brief sketch done in (obviously) the demo version of ArtRage Studio Pro. I used the old (free?) demo version on the old computer, although not a lot. It works a lot like real paper and pencil (or paint, depending on the tool), which is nice in some ways, but triggers my fear of the failed line. It also isn't what I would use to produce a final piece (unless I wanted it to look like something I'd drawn on a sheet of paper, more or less).
Still, tempted to shell out the money and get the full version. After all, it's only sixty bucks. I'm also tempted by Corel Painter 12, and that costs, like, six hundred dollars.
Bloody hands. Unusual hand poses without adequate reference always worry me. I keep expecting someone to jump in and tell me the thumb is on the wrong side, or that I've drawn two thumbs, or no thumb at all. Bleah.
OK, well, good enough for now. Now I'm starting to eliminate extra scribbles and otherwise clean up and correct. I'd like to keep the energy of the original sketch (without keeping the extreme sloppiness of the original sketch), but it's always hard.
Once I have clean line work (more teeth-gnashing), I'll probably try to color it (much more teeth-gnashing).