Drawing on my computer is a great convenience. It’s like having an open sketchbook always in front of me or a clean canvas on the easel with all my paints out, neatly arranged. When life gets too hectic or I feel like I just can’t bring myself to the drawing table I can sit down in front of my computer with my tablet and begin to sketch. I just like making images and it doesn’t matter what tools I use to create the image.
Having a monitor that I can actually draw on helps a great deal. I use a Cintiq 12wx which is an old model. The newer version is the Cintiq 13HD. These models are their more affordable versions, though if I had the cash I would buy the large monitors. It is well worth the money. You can have a look at their tablets on their website here.
This past weekend I found myself busy with an assignment. The only personal work I managed to do are the sketches I did on my computer in-between breaks. I made use of what little time I had experimenting with some images I made in Sketchbook Pro 6, bringing them into Photoshop to create an watercolor affect.
Also spent time practicing with the pencil and ink brush tools in Sketchbook Pro.