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11-25-2009, 02:42 PM
I've recently launched a website for my graphic novel SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY THINGS. This story was completely drawn, inked and lettered in Photoshop CS2 on my Gateway C-140x tablet PC. I can't imagine having done it any other way. Working on a tablet PC allows me to take my studio with me wherever I go, and get work done on pet projects like this in between other obligations.
11-27-2009, 01:20 AM
Here's a series of images showing the progession of a panel for SEVEN EXTRAORDINARY THINGS.
A lot more tablet PC created artwork for this graphic novel can be found at http://www.sevenextraordinarythings.com/
11-28-2009, 08:59 AM
GREAT STUFF !!!
I love the art and the "progression" images ... an image is worth a thousand words.
How is that Gateway treating you? ... I *almost* bought one and really hate they were on the market for such a short time. I am thinking of getting a used one one day since it is a convertible with 14inch screen. Have you used a 10-12 inch Tablet before and can you give insight as to the benefit of the larger screen?
11-28-2009, 11:02 AM
My first tablet PC was a Toshiba Protégé M200 with a 12” screen, running Windows XP. I still have (and occasionally use) it. I seem to remember a 14” Protégé was available, and I regret not buying it.
The protégé was easy to carry around, which was useful at the time. I was location scouting and would often import pictures I took and paint on top of them during our lunch break. Here’s an example of an original photograph, what I did to it and how the final shot looked in the movie (The Last Legion) –
11-28-2009, 11:07 AM
The Gateway has treated me well, especially on this graphic novel project. But I’m considering a replacement in the near future. I’ve put this machine through so much abuse in the last two years that one day it’s going to say “enough!” I haven't decided what I'll get next.
11-29-2009, 08:44 AM
Here is my workspace in my home studio. My laptop stand is a Jellyfish, which is sturdy enough to allow drawing on the screen, but portable enough to take with me when I work somewhere else. Having a secondary monitor allows me to display reference material without losing any drawing surface.
If only they would make more convertible tablet PCs with 14” screens!
11-29-2009, 09:05 AM
GREAT POST !!!!
Thanks so much for the good info ... and I love how the picture got changed for the movie ... great job.
I also love the workspace shot...that picture is worth a thousand word post.
And I wish they made more 14" Tablets ... especially a Slate but I'd settle for a Convertible too.
02-01-2010, 04:56 PM
I recently completed a short (visual) story "The Rat-Catcher's Son". It's was created as a lesson in character development, but hopefully is a bit of entertainment, as well.
Here are some sample images. The entire story can be viewed at the link below. Like everything else on this site, it was drawn and inked on my Gateway Tablet PC.
02-01-2010, 10:13 PM
Awesome work. I'm so impressed to see the talent and it doubles the coolness factor that it is done on a tablet.
02-02-2010, 08:48 AM
Thanks John! I love my TabletPC. Every artist should own one.
great work indeed....i love your skills in the use of black and white areas!
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