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WELCOME TO A DIGITAL WORLD
Today I will not write about specific works…
I have been always reluctant to digital. I´m fine with digital art (in other artists) but asked to myself “It would fit with my style?”. But at the same time I was thinking “Maybe I´m missing something interesting”.
Finally I decided to buy a Cintiq and test it. I found myself lost in a sea of brands, sizes… and then my good friend Pere Pérez, artist of Marvel, gave me his old Cintiq13HD. So simply I could test and check if this is my thing or not.
The first impression was really good. I never inked a complete page digitally but I have been making some of the last steps of the drawings of my last books (little corrections, white lines, panel gutters) with the same Wacom Intuos I use to color. I have been working also in two new editions of my comics stuff remastering the old drawings with the Intuos… So this is not a radical “change of lifestyle”.
After some minor proofs, this is my first draft inked completely digital. It looks like my Old Me, don´t you think so?
My biggest fear as professional is repeating myself, reusing the same panels, the same poses… So digital drawing (digital inking right now, I´m not feel comfortable sketching yet) gives me new challenges and new approaches and new resources. I can test different solutions and detect and correct mistakes quickly.
My intention is not to draw digitally ALL my stuff. Polar volumen 4 and GUTS began as “almost analog” projects and they will continue that way. But I don´t want to close doors. I´m pragmatic, tools are my weapons and I prefer having available the biggest variety of tools I could need. I have new projects waiting in the fridge, I want to repeat with my pal Frank Barbiere in a new series and I wrote a couple of crime pitches… So those projects could be good starting points. I think the best way to learn is doing it wrong again and again, improving every day and getting little victories often.
I´ll tell you more about my progress soon!
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