^My first published digitally-sketched comic strip.
My friend Nels introduced me to Artflow, the Android app that finally allows for on-the-go digital sketching. Before Artflow, tablet graphic apps couldn’t approximate pen drawings.
I’ve always felt that digital sketching was the way to go in this day and age. It would remove the need to scan pen and paper drawings, a time-intensive step. While devices such as Wacom are regularly used for digital sketching, they are expensive and require you to work in front of your desktop. I already know I am much more productive in cafes. I also know it would be a matter of time before the technology allows for mobile digital illustrations. Apparently, that time is now.
Artflow has a quick learning curve and I’m already proficient with sketching and coloring. However, I do miss the width-variation of my flexinib fountain pen. However, my procurement of the Galaxy Note 10.1 is still months away, so I’m using the time to master the digital skills. In the meantime, I bought an Adonit JotPro so I can work on my existing Galaxy Tab 2. And I am already planning all the wonderful things I’ll be doing with my newly-acquired productivity, such as,
- Colored caricatures;
- Original, quick sketches for my tweets and posts (I used to just manipulate Google Images, but I cannot own the final meme.);
- Original illustrations;
- Daily sketches.
Last Tuesday, The Japan Foundation invited me to the press screening of Reunion, one of the 16 movies featured in Eiga Sai 2014. The theme for this year is family.
Reunion is about a community worker who volunteered in the temporary morgue set up after a devastating calamity. The movie worth watching, if only how the Japanese reacted to the devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Eiga Sai 2014 runs from July 3 to 13 at the Shangri-La Mall theaters.
Thanks to R. Samson for the invite.