I picked up a Bamboo Pen and
tablet during the weekend and I’ve been having quite a bit of fun with
it. I originally bought it so that I can take notes down on the computer
rather than using pen and scrap paper, but its use has evolved beyond
that. Quick and dirty UML diagrams, outlining class relationships, and
of course doodling :lol:
I came across some pretty good HTML 5 drawing demos and thought, heck,
why not reinvent the wheel and build one of my own! So after about a
Click to Doodle!
Unfortunately HTML 5 doesn’t support pressure inputs, so the Bamboo
device and similar ones have to rely on software to control the brush
properties. In my particular app, I added in several configurable
properties to control the brushes.
The web app is still in its infancy, but I’m looking forward to adding
more to it as time goes on. Online posting and sharing is pretty much a
no-brainer, but I’m also investigating the possibility for gaming.
There’s an old game called Pictionary that I would like to remake.
Something my colleagues and I can do when the boss isn’t looking :lol:
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i like your shading man.
The lines look nice and hand drawn (neat) trying to get that with the
mouse is a complete pain.
just to change the subject a little, ive moved my art to skin and
tattoo gun recently, ill post something soon - im practicing on pig
skins. the difficulty factor is slightly increased cause you have to
constantly wipe excess ink off the skin as you do it, and you have to
make sure the ink gets imbedded properly, your not allowed to scratch
around like usual.
But shading is pretty intuitive, you just add a bit, wipe it off, add a
little more till you get the right depth of colour. (but you have a
different gun for shading. it has a bigger needle battery at the tip.
Nice! Tooltips on the icons would be cool. I like the icons. I had some
need for good icons in the past, but could not find anything usefull and
painting them yourself is always a pain in the ass. Did you paint them
yourself, or did you find some resources online?
Moe, other than the sketchy icons, I used some from icons available
online. OpenClipart is a good place to
start when looking for general graphics. Some of the other icons I used
came from the Tango Desktop
also the Crystal Project.
Rouncer, yeah, the mouse is a bit difficult to work with. It’s great for
straight lines, horrible for curves ;) That’s what I find so neat about
the pen tablet. I thought at first writing without looking down at what
I am doing would be tough, but it’s quite natural. The device also
supports touch, so oil and finger type paintings would be an interesting
possibility. Speaking of which, I watched a documentary on Leonardo da
Vinci and the various art projects he took on. His techniques, and of
course results were quite fascinating.
Finally got around to trying this. I think the shading tool is one of
the most intuitive I’ve ever tried. I would consider it useful if it had
colors, had a fill tool, and could save in png. A rounding or smoothing
algorithm would be nice also. This is an app that really shouldn’t be a
this pic was done totally freehand no take backs with a mouse, its about
this hard to do a freehand tattoo.
oh damn, i just realized nudity isnt allowed on this site, can you guys
let me keep this here, its in arts sake only…
TheNut, I will check out the links. Thanks.
No, rouncer, put up a link to it (with a NSFW warning) if you want to
post things like that, but DON’T put them directly on the forum.