VIZ Media Team Up

San Francisco, CA, July 7, 2011VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the North America, announced today a collaboration with Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) to create a limited edition digital art book anthology that will be sold through VIZ Media’s Manga App, with 100% of VIZ Media’s net proceeds going to support disaster relief efforts in Japan. All of the artwork in the collection, titled ART FOR HOPE, will be created using Autodesk SketchBook® digital paint and drawing software applications.

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Visiting The Ruin City - ASUKA111

Patipat Asavasena, aka ASUKA111, is a freelance artist based in Thailand.  He graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Kasetsart University, but turned down an opportunity to work in the engineering sector after realizing he wanted to pursue a different direction.  Instead, he joined VIRUS Studio in 2006 as a concept artist, starting his career as an artist.

"Drawing makes me feel immerse concentration. I really enjoy it because I can see the things that I usually don't see."

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Pro for iPad 2.0.3 update

This latest update includes fixes to 3 issues:

The Color Swatches now properly display the 'Alpha' (erase) color in the Swatch panel andin the customizable Color Palette

App freezing in specific cases where the custom Brush Palette is touched mid-stroke

Opening standard resolution canvases from the Gallery when High Resolution is enabled causes only 4 layers to properly loaded.

We would like to send out thanks to all the customers who reported these issues and then worked with us to track down the cause of some of these issues.

2.0.3 is now available on the App Store.


Spotlight on Carsten Bradley

Last February, we featured "Is SketchBook Pro for You?", an amazing 'this isn't a how-to guide or a review' by Carsten Bradley.  In this follow-up, we wanted to share a little more about Carsten and some of his work.

"I discovered SketchBook Pro when I got my Motion Computing tablet late last year.  I needed an agile program that was lightweight on resources and space in order to justify using the tablet as a drawing tool.  I downloaded the trial and just absolutely fell in love with the program and it's interface... It gets out of my way and lets me draw.  Having a program designed from the ground up to focus on illustrating and getting concepts out quickly is so opposite to every other program I had worked with before. It is refreshing."

Two PDF comics by Casten:

Tamerlane Waller, originally featured in an anthology with 7 other illustrators and comic artists

■ And a special exclusive preview of issue #2 of Where the Rainbow Ends

Simply click on the links or images  to download or view.

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Tutorials from Gurus

SketchBook Pro for desktop

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