View Full Version : First delorean sketch working on my new Cintiq

06-02-2012, 09:09 PM
Well after waiting forever, my new Autodesk Sketchbook Pro software finally arrived so I promptly installed it yesterday when I got home from work and went to town on my new Cintiq ( http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?3889-Looking-to-buy-a-graphics-tablet-in-the-next-few-days ) I think it was pretty easy to learn and work with. Although I only have the basics down now, I couldn't wait to get a Delorean sketch going, and before I knew it, I was done with my very first tablet pic! I thought about what a Delorean would look like circa 1989 if the company had survived. Now I have the rendering out of my system, I am going to learn the software a bit and maybe set up some hot keys on my Cintiq...PS I put it on a Ergotron monitor arm and it works great! Always out of the way and always where you want it. I can't wait to really dive into the world of rendering. A friend of mine who went to majored in graphic media is going to teach me a few things so hopefully I will get better as I go.

06-02-2012, 09:32 PM
michael, you are definitely a man of many talents. cool sketch! :)

06-03-2012, 10:00 AM
Thanks! It's riddled with goofs and mistakes. I merged the layers before making sure the outlines were softened, and all "overspray" was erased, and I really didn't clean up my edges enough. I also made it too small to add detail, this was based off the Maserati Boomerang design. Fortunately I saved it before merging so I can always go back and fix the mistakes and clean it up, ( I forgot to add the gullwing door lines on the roof!!!). I'm sure my next sketch will be better, but I was pretty happy that I was able to teach myself the software enough to do this sketch in a fraction of the time it would have taken me old school mixed media....cutting the friskets for the airbrush work alone would be 2 hours. I did the whole thing in 3.5 and most of that time was learning the Sketchbook software ala trial by fire.

06-03-2012, 11:23 AM
That looks great. How big is the cintiq? It has a nice large working area. Much better than the little bamboo I have. I haven't used my tablet in almost 2 years. I still prefer working with paper. Can't wait to see more. Keep them coming!

06-03-2012, 04:19 PM
Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more!

I'm actually moving away from the computer and doing more hand sketches lately. Just to mix things up.