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NYCC 2011


This year, we are happy to announce that we are going to have our own booth at NYCC, so if you are attending, make sure to come visit us at booth #838.

We have a great line-up of artists who will be joining us throughout the show. We'll be posting a schedule for appearances at the booth and on SketchBook News.  

CreatureBox is Dave Guertin and Greg Baldwin...  CreatureBox is for anyone who enjoys bizarre monster design, comics of spacemen, and illustrations of everything in between. Recently, they collaborated with Skottie Young on '9 Lives' featured in Marvel's "Spider-Island: I Love New York City" #1.

Ryan Stegman is a comic book artist currently working for Marvel Comics. His credits include "Incredible Hercules", "Riftwar", "Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man,""Incredible Hulk (Red She-Hulk)", "Sif","She-Hulks", "X-23", and "Midnight Kiss".

Phil Noto is a comic book artist and painter currently working for Marvel Comics.  Recent credits include "Dollhouse", "Wolverine and Jubilee", and "X-23" 

Steve Talkowski is a Character Designer & Animation Director.  He is also the creator of Sketchbot, the designer toy.

Matt Connors' career as an artist has spanned analog, digital fine art and desktop publishing; he has worked for 14 years as a  CGI artist and retoucher at Quad Graphics.   He is eager to share his knowledge and love of digital art.

Kyle Runciman, our own resident SketchBook concept artist, will be available throught the show, blazing out illustrations.  Come visit and Kyle will share his tips & tricks with digital drawing.

There will be a lot of live drawing and time to chat with the SketchBook crew and our guests.  We will be showcasing SketchBook on multiple devices including iPad, Android Tablet and desktop, including workflows using Wacom's Inkling. We will also be showing off 123D Sculpt on iPad and other fun stuff! 

There may be good reason to loiter around booth #838; We are planning on bringing sweet giveaways... everything from special edition 'Art for Hope' copies of SketchBook Pro (featuring artwork by CreatureBox), T-shirts, Bamboo Styluses (courtesy of Wacom), Steve Talkowski's Sketchbots!


MobileArtCon 2011

MobileArtCon 2011 is just days away!

The organizers at iAMDA have been working hard developing this year's program.  Follow them on their blog -

Two tickets for the conference will be raffled off this Thursday.  For your chance at free registation, post your best SketchBook piece using one of the options below...
 ►to the iAMDA Flickr group (please tag uploads with 'sketchbook' & 'mobileartcon')
 ►email a link to
 ►or post on Twitter with @mobileartcon and #sketchbook

This year, Luis Peso, artist/illustrator & goldsmith, will be hosting a 'Digital Process' session, featuring workflows with  SketchBook Pro.  He will be demoing his painting process in a comprehensive step by step presentation, participants can expect to learn how to paint using various tools unique to the “digital process”–including layering, tools and digital painting techniques.  Those who are new to the digital painting (or anyone looking  to pick up some advanced approaches to fingerpainting on their devices) should consider attending this session.

Click here to read Luis' Spotlight previously featured on SketchBook News!

For more information about the workshops at this year’s conference, visit the Workshops and Sessions Page.

For registration:


Spotlight on 澤田 圭 Kei Sawada 

Kei Sawada (澤田 圭) is an artist living in Kobe, Japan.  His main work is creating characters, drawing characters for posters and print, but also creating 3D figurines.

I love drawing from my childhood, and was always carrying a note pad and pen with me all the time. In university, I was in the Faculty of Arts, studying Visual Information Design. Just a few months after graduating I won the grand prize for drawing 1000 kinds of characters,  a 10 meter long artwork with 1000 different characters. 

The artwork is still being displayed in the university and at the local subway station after 7 years!

Click to read more ...


Designer Workflow Tips

Mathieu Lesage, Product Designer at Autodesk, provides an overview of a few key SketchBook Designer worfklows.  Leveraging his indepth experience with SketchBook and years of automotive & creative design background, Mathieu shares some of his personal tips & tricks.

Click here to download the PDF (3MB)!