It was all too apparent what had to be done. The running was over and it was time to come clean. Simon knew that returning the painting would be a simple affair. It was the prospect of apologizing to Mary and the museum that had his stomach in knots. "At least my train ticket is still good" he said aloud, "Then I reckon it's time that we should part ways, old friend."
Nancy sat near motionless, her oily black feathers bristling in the chilly pre-dawn breeze. Her stoic stare hid well her wrenching heart.
We'll meet again, I know, She thought. Yes... again. For my blood flows in your veins now.
All that to say that I just got a Cintiq tablet and I am enjoying it. The drawing above was created totally digitally with the aide of of brush pre-sets that I got from Eddie Pittman. Yes, a new Cintiq, a shiny object to possibly distract me from my pressing projects I am involved in.
Actually, I will be using the tablet in much of my work. I am going to be working on storyboard revisions over the next couple of weeks for the Veggie Pirate movie. And I am working on some cartoon stuff of my own, too. My friend Jim Elston assisted me with some character design for a series I hope to be pitching soon to a publisher/distributor. I'll let you know how it turns out... if it goes well, that is.
I just downloaded the 30-day trial version of ToonBoom Studio. When the trial is up, I'll let you know what I thought of it.
Yes the Cintiq is a fun toy/tool. It doesn't help me draw any better (more's the pity), but it does help me integrate production work into a digital format much more quickly. And it's very intuitive and natural.
It doesn't replace taking a sketchbook along to the mall. But it will do for now!
And what will become of Simon, Mary & Nancy? Who knows? Mary probably won't press charges, but the museum might not be so forgiving. But even if they were, Simon has other outstanding charges that could be a problem with state authorities. And without Nancy, all his escape plans will probably fall to peices.