Because my fingertip is much larger than the contact point I often end up trying to try to control the brush too much, and the result is that the drawing ends up too “tight”. I have to learn to let the vagaries of the tool contribute to the life of the work, just as I would with a pencil or any other tool whose vagaries are a little more familiar.
There’s a new pressure-sensitive stylus that is due to be released soon: the maXStylus by Atmel. It looks quite promising and is specifically designed for Android tablets. I’m looking forward to trying one.
Two layers of colour fill contributed to a bit of a water-colour effect that I’d like to explore more.
Click through to see three more sketches.
An example of getting too tight.
I like the texture of this brush quite a bit. It adds nice life to the line.
This one was a quick, warm-up sketch that I ended up liking. I wasn’t always in control of the line thickness (that chair) but the reduction of detail receding in space pleased me. The poor guy in the background looks so sad.