I love my Cintiq but do not use it to sketch. I am too addicted to paper.Nice livetrace results!These are really striking characters. I admit, I always draw velociraptors with feathers now.
Really nice design and use of limited color.Bold, fun characters! Great results from sketching on your Cintiq.I am a confirmed "paper man" when it comes to sketching. I like how my pencil feels against a paper surface. Just more natural for me.
What would Chuck do?If I were a 7-year-old kid again, I'd buy these! (or at least add them to my Christmas list.) I love 'em both, but I think most kids would opt for the more aggressive T-rex. Really nice job, Oliver!Speaking of Illustrator, does anyone have a good recommendation on a paper manual/guide/tutorial for the latest versions? (I have CS4). It wouldn't hurt me to seriously brush up on the latest features.
Oh, one other thing I'd do: Make the image size bigger when you post —you are far too modest! :-)
Actually, the Adobe website has tons of CS4 tutorials. Also check out Escape from Illustration Island (poscasts and videos) and Imagine FX.I am sure others here have some good urls as well.
Thanks everyone!I also have an addiction to paper, but there's something about working digitally that let's me feel more free to try really gestural marks for shape, etc. I know that might seem backwards, but it's just so easy to turn a layer down and use it as a sketch base and draw on top without a bunch of vellum or tracing paper. These were done for work, so I didn't have time to really do much research into what dinosaurs I was sketching, so I'm sure I have some anatomy and things way off. I can probably add some feathers tho ;)Glad they pass the "Chuck-test"!
Thanks, Oliver, but I'm a bit embarrassed. Pleasing the little guy that this is intended for is the only test that counts.