Pencil/Stylus – Stylus/Pencil

As much as I really like the feel of the Wacom Cintiq and the sensitivity of the stylus, nothing beats the good ole pencil. I’m bouncing back and forth all the time between the two. It’s about sketching with the side of the pencil or going in with a freshly sharpened lead for fine line work, and on the other hand there’s multiple undos, the choice of tools and brushes that you get working digitally. Did I mention paper texture and line smoothness? Definitley two sides of the coin.

Well it’s safe to say that I like certain things about both, so I’ll always have my sketch pad, HB pencil and pencil sharpener near my Cintiq work station. That’s the way it’s gonna stay.

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Tom has worked for over two decades in television, advertising, and feature film animation. Tom was Character Sculptor and Effects Animator on the Warner Bros/Lorimar Gumby Adventures‚ TV series (1987-1988) and Gumby Movie‚ the stop-motion feature film (1991). In 1991 at Colossal Pictures, Tom's Animation Direction debut Coca-Cola Watch‚ won a Clio Award. In 2000 he became Co-Partner at Way Out West Prods in San Francisco. Tom joined Maverix Studios in October of 2002 and was a dedicated principal member of the group until September 2011. Tom is now an artist for hire.
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2 Responses to Pencil/Stylus – Stylus/Pencil

  1. Hannah Robertson says:

    Hey U Draw Amazing and i could use ur help with some thing if ur interested contact me at beautefulangel @ charter . net or beautefulangel @ yahoo .com Plzzzz

  2. Thanks, Hannah. What sort of help are you seeking?

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