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OK, this is a sketch I did on a plane ride from SFO to ATL earlier this year. It was a little over an hour. It is mostly a concept sketch to capture an idea.

Step 01 Line-work
Single layer to capture the shape and details.
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Step 02 Color Fill 01
Airbrush color fill for the front detail.
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Step 03 Color Fill 02
Airbrush color for the wings and a little back fill.
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Step 04 HLS 01
Airbrush for some general volume.
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Step 05 HLS 02
Airbrush for some addition details.
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Step 06 HLS 03
Minor detail HLS.
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Step 07 Shadow
Shadow.
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Step 08 Ground
A little detail for the ground.
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Step 09 Highlights
The highlight layer is what really pops the shapes with my technique.
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Step 10 Notes
Notes for a little information.
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Hope this helps anyone see a little more into my technique for fast concept sketches with a little detail. As with my other demo, this is 100% digital on a tablet PC. Now paper of guides.

Jeff Smith, IDSA

June 14th, 2008, 11:31 am

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What type of laptop tablet PC do you have? I'm thinking about purchasing a WACOM Cintiq and have the feelings that a laptop tablet PC would be beneficial due to it's portable capabilities.

Thanks for posting, nice work!

June 14th, 2008, 11:46 am

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eco.iD,

Thanks! I am currently using a Gateway. It is nice, and I travel with it for work. Keep in mind that the tablet PC market uses Wacom Technology. If you go to the Wacom site, they talk about how they sell thier technolgy to the tablet PC market. Mine has a Wacom logo right on it. In addition, it was under $2K US and is a full computer.....that can also run Solidworks.

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June 14th, 2008, 11:49 am

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Thanks for the details, what model is it?

June 14th, 2008, 12:14 pm

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http://www.gateway.com/systems/series/529597319.php

It is one of these with a little more goodies.
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June 14th, 2008, 12:26 pm

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Jeff,

Thanks for the link.

Do you know how many pressure levels the pen has? It doesn't mention it on the specs page, see below.
Wacom® Stylus
This latest pen sensor technology provides a natural, intuitive way to navigate and communicate with the computer—and the pressure-sensitive stylus is comfortable and battery free.

June 14th, 2008, 12:29 pm

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Not sure how many. It feels smoother than the Acer I had before this.
I am not left wanting more, if that helps.

June 14th, 2008, 6:45 pm

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nice. guess i didn't read the post title, but i thought it was backpack until i scrolled down to the final pic with the "cockpit" text labels and thought "WTF?" and scrolled back up!

would make a cool backpack though too!

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June 14th, 2008, 8:10 pm

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Thanks R.

Hey, it could be a CPU tower also. :D

June 15th, 2008, 12:28 am

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Once again, Blaster schools us all with his 1337 skills!

Blaster,

Do you use layers and then draw/erase for each color? There are no good Sketchbook tutorials showing methods using the tools. I would like to request that one next. Keep em coming! :D
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June 15th, 2008, 12:58 am

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Blaster,

I recently got a Tablet. How long did it take for you to start getting adjusted to using a tablet vs. using traditional media? Do you have any ideas or tips that would help in shortening the learning curve? Thanks.

June 15th, 2008, 6:01 am

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Fatkid,

Thanks! Your question is very good. Actually, these images are the layers I used to create this sketch. They just follow the steps I used. I erase as needed for color fill or HLS.

kwilson7,

The key is to force yourself to complete a sketch. There have been many times where I am not happy with how a sketch is going. The open wheel race car for example on my coroflot page. It looked crappy as I was about 1/3 of the way. I was pissed so I turned off the machine. The next day I forced myself to finish it, and it came out better than expected.

http://www.coroflot.com/individual/file ... _id=982164

As mentioned above, use layers and draw, draw, draw and draw some more.
Also make sure you machine is calibrated to you and set to the hand you draw with. Lastly, find a pen/brush you like. You may have to make a custom one that mimics the drawing tool you use most on paper.

June 15th, 2008, 1:39 pm

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Made it an "ANNOUNCEMENT" thanks for posting!

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Very good blaster . Thanks :roll: :P :wink:
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