Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Addition

Studio set up/ 12" Wacom Cintiq hooked up to my 13" MacBook
In my job as an illustrator and comic book colorist, I work almost exclusively in Photoshop painting digitally. This should make things a little easier.

I received this tablet from an in-house job after some negotiation about the fee for a long job. The number was lower than I would have liked and thought that it couldn't hurt to add some trade in to make it a little more fair. The studio, for whom I worked for over 2 years, was super friendly about it and really willing to help me out. I used this tablet a lot when I worked for them and it's a dream for anyone who works digitally, especially in drawing digitally. The screen is a lot smaller than I'm used to at my home studio, but it's a fair trade off in my mind. Now I've just got to work my way up to the full version!

7 comments:

Patch said...

SWEET! Pretty awesome Mr. Durning.

Mike Burns said...

What kind of in-house job did you have? If you don't mind me asking. I'll be graduating soon and I have my sites set on getting an in-house illustration job somewhere and could use any advice on that :)

Tim Durning said...

Patch- Thanks!

Mike- After I graduated I transitioned from my internship at a small Phila. studio called Applehead Factory to a part time job as a production designer there. I don't work there anymore, but from time to time they call me in on a freelance basis to work a job for a few weeks. I don't know many in-house illustrators outside the game and greeting card markets, so design skills definitely come in handy. Good luck!

Mike Burns said...

Oh awesome! My friend who goes to Uarts is doing an internship with them right now. I'm actually from Philly myself, so maybe I'll try contacting them to see if anything could be available for me. Thanks for the reply and best of luck to you too!

Zach Kline said...

How is it? I was thinking about getting one myself, but was hesitant because I didn't really know whether or not there was THAT much of an advantage to having a screen to draw on. If you could tell me what you think of it, that would be greatly appreciated. Love your work btw, really nice stuff. Is it 100 percent digital, or do you scan in your drawings and work off the line work from the scan?

Tim Durning said...

Thanks, Zach. I would say, if you have the choice to bump up to a Cintiq, you should. Try it out first, because there are people out there who don't like the shift, but I think the advantage is immense. Drawing is muh easier and, to me, the lag time is decreased substantially and so the whole process is more natural.

About the work, more often than not there is a rendered pencil drawing blended with the digital color work. The only thing I do entirely digitally is sketches and my comic Lineage. Thanks!

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