Monday, February 4th 2013 - 08:26PM :
Drawing on the big screen!
Hitachi Europe asked if I'd be interested in working for them during the ISE convention in Amsterdam for 2013. My Role was to make use of their new 65" touch screen display by demonstrating how to draw manga style faces.
It's something I'd never done before and didn't know what to expect or how it would work out. Being a bit of a tech geek, a Photoshop pro and character artist put me in good stead to make use of their screen, although I soon found out Adobe doesn't currently fully support touch screen technology making Photoshop CS6 completely useless! CS5 was just about workable, but really buggy and for some tasks, impossible to use. Unlike my usual tablet, there was no resting my hand or wrist on the screen surface as I drew, and no access to the many keyboard short-cuts I use creating additional challenges. In the end the process of creating a typical head drawing was tricky, but not impossible! Here's a few samples I worked on over the 4 days:
I'd typically work on one drawing in the morning and one in the afternoon. It was a tiring but fun experience to produce art in this way and would like the chance to do it again some day ^_^