• Seth TompkinsSeth Tompkins, over 9 years ago (edited over 9 years ago )

    Mr Chimero,

    1. What are your favorite tools for physical illustration? Pens, sketchbooks, various materials of creation.

    2. What is your favorite process for converting those physical artifacts into digital beauty? Is there a particular workflow, set of applications, devices, or methods that you personally recommend.

    I ask because as a developer first, I was never formally trained in the art of digital drawing. I do love my doodles, but I wish to one day turn them into another piece of my digital arsenal.

    A GIF as bait for an answer: my feelings about your design work...

    I be jelly

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    • Frank ChimeroFrank Chimero, over 9 years ago

      Is that a jell-o mold?!

      1) I like simple tools. There are these PaperMate Flair pens you can buy on Amazon for 50 cents each or something. They're kind of like felt-tipped markers with a fine point. I draw on copier paper. Seriously—I was the least glamorous illustrator in the world. For years, my sketchbook was a 3-ring binder with hole-punched copier paper. I don't do much with fancy textures or thick medias. I just need something to get lines down, so I can scan them in.

      2) I scan or redraw in Photoshop. If you want to fool around, Kyle Webster has some AMAZING photoshop brushes to purchase for a couple bucks.

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      • Seth TompkinsSeth Tompkins, over 9 years ago

        A good caption of that GIF would be: I am jelly :)

        That guy has some seriously amazing brushes for a good price, thanks for the tip!

        P.S. Thank you for The Shape of Design, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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