November 27th 2012
I am a coward! Or at least i almost was…
A few days ago i posted some rough pencils of my next project. In that post i said i was going to do the project digitally & i did start out that way, then it became difficult.
I couldn’t get the pen pressure right. The angle of the brush was inconsistent with the angle of the pad. I didn’t like how the lines were curving at the tips. What should have been close to a straight line was anything but. It was nasty. So i switched back to paper & pen.
I finished the piece in two hours. Less than half the time it took me to do half of the digital one. I was happy. My wife was not.
I showed her the two versions. The pen & paper first then the digital a few minutes later. She instantly told me the digital one was better. She had some fancy terms she used for how the traditional one looked muddy, cluttered, ugly & went against everything i had ever been told by a professional.
I told her she was right. Then i started the digital version over. Here is a taste of the two together.
My wife often calls me on my bullshit. That’s one of the many reasons i married her.