Did a little research into illustration styles with a pen and tablet. Wacom now has three different levels of stylus/tablet device. The one I’d like is a Cintiq. The lowest form of it is a 13″ tablet/screen that you draw directly on. There are bigger ones but the base model looks useful. $1000 though. Need to find a paying illustration job for something like that.

Making your own brushes for Illustrator is a snap. Just draw a triangle like:


and drag it to the brushes palette making sure to choose Art Brush.

Or use this:


for round ended ink lines. My Bamboo works fairly well.

Rob illustration col altmiko illustration-01


Did these for practice. Man, I love drawing!




Rob is a graphic design instructor and practicing designer/illustrator. He likes monsters.

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