Wednesday
Nov192014

SketchBook Team at CTN Expo

 

The SketchBook team will be at CTN Animation Expo in Burbank from Nov 21 to Nov 23! Be sure to stop by and check out Flipbook in SketchBook Pro 7. We're offering a special code for those of you who want to subscribe to SketchBook Membership on the cheap - Come by and ask for a coupon! 

If you can't make it to CTN, you can check out Flipbook from the comfort of your home! Here's part two of Mike Milo's walk cycle tutorial. (Part one of his Flipbook tutorial is online here)

 

 

 

Monday
Nov102014

Kevin Mellon Mobile Selection tool tutorial

Our good friends at Wacom asked ARCHER's Kevin Mellon to demonstrate the selection tools on the new Autodesk SketchBook Mobile. We know you can't see it, but he's using the Intuos Creative Stylus 2, which offers pressure senstivity and buttons. Check it out here:

The selection tool is only available in the Pro version of Autodesk SketchBook Mobile. If you're a Pro member, all you need to do is sign in to access the new tools!

Want to learn more about the different tiers? Check out our support page!

Wednesday
Nov052014

One SketchBook. All Your Devices.

Capture everything from your simplest doodles to your most elaborate ideas, no matter where you are, with the powerful drawing application that works across all your devices. Check out this short video to see how your SketchBook membership allows you to capture inspiration anytime and everywhere it strikes.

Then, download SketchBook on all your devices and sign in to automatically unlock additional features.

sketchbook.com/memberships

 

Monday
Nov032014

SketchBook Pro Girl by Chan Wook Min

Armed with an iPad2 and SketchBook Pro, Chan Wook Min caught our eye right away on deviantART with adorable anime styled characters and painterly touches. Chan Wook Min used the Time Lapse feature on iOS to capture the creation process of 'SketchBook Pro Girl':

 

 

What's your name, where do you live, and what is your profession?

- I'm Chan wook Min and I'm a concept artist who works in the animation industry in Seoul.

 

Has drawing always been an interest of yours? Do you have formal training in art?

- When I was 7~8years old I began to draw comics, and I got formal training in school ten years later.

 

What's your workspace at home look like? Is your desk messy, or organized? 

- I'll choose the "messy". lol!

 

What really gets you inspired to create artwork?

- I usually draw with feeling. I'm inspired by many different artists and many kinds of music, and I use art to express the inspiration from other medias.

 

If you had advice for people who want to be artists, what would it be?

- Technical skills are important but more important is just to draw and just think freely :D Drawing is a great way to express what is in your mind!

 

Wanna see more? Check out Chan Wook Min's deviantART !

Tuesday
Oct212014

Lucius music video by Peter Larson

Peter Larson is a photographer and artist from Cleveland, Ohio. He used the time-lapse recording feature of SketchBook Pro on an iPad to create this music video for the indie pop group Lucius.


In his own words:

I've been making these abstract portraits over the last few years with ink on paper just for fun (and as therapy). I call the faces 'Leroys'. They've been in a few shows around Cleveland and I post them on Instagram occasionally, which has generated a bit of interest from people including Lucius- who I've photographed a bunch since 2010 or 11.

My friend showed me the Sketchbook Pro App while traveling to Oregon for a snowboarding trip. We messed around with the time-lapse feature on our down time while traveling.

So, when Lucius asked me if I could somehow make a lyric video using the 'leroys'. I immediately said yes with the Sketchbook Pro App in mind. They had a two day deadline and I wasn't totally sure if it'd work.

I listened to the song a few times, logged every few seconds on a piece of paper—jotting down what was happening whether it be the actually lyrics, which thankfully are very minimal, or even notes of the intensity level of each chorus, verse, breakdown etc. This way, as I watched the 'actual time log' during a time-lapse I just followed my map of what to do.

The first version was sent over and they had a list of feedback for me. They accepted the second version that I made and it was published the next day on YouTube. Some of the timing was slightly off, so I augmented the speed in certain areas using iMovie.
Each round took about three and a half hours of drawing to get the finished video.