Oh fun! How'd you get your lines so straight!?!? Everything looks connects exactly where it's supposed to, too. That has not been so easy for on the tablet. As I mentioned before, just starting and ending a circle in the same place has been a challenge, so the straight lines are impressive! I like the shape used for the spire.
I don't think I could've done it without the tablet.The pen was the wedge shaped one where it's thin on the level but thick on the down stroke. It over-ran a few places and needed erasing and that didn't come out as crisp as I'd like. But in truth I had the structure formed before I knew that was where I was going with it. I must be having a square day. And the colours are adjacent and opposite, with a white blocks and blacks either side to form it into a one.
I like colors that you used and those black and whites are what makes the colors work. It's very Empire State Building-esque. Did your pen come with an eraser? Is that how you've erased or are you able to select the different shapes of the erasers in your program? One of the limits on my tablet is that the pen doesn't have an eraser, but most of the reviewers said they didn't miss it preferring to use the one in the art program. That might have a cleaner eraser if needed.A square day? That's cute, it sounds like a children's book. :)
Over the years I've done a good bit of work on scripts, so the fixed broad nib one drew me in. Yes, my pen has the eraser. But it doesn't work in the Sketchbook Pro. It becomes a gigantic black blurring brush. And I don't as yet know how to change that out. But I will, dammit :-D. Anywoos, I have to use the one in the program. But it's in the array so very easy to reach. Plus it has an un-do and re-do so you can salvage when you remove what you really want.
I love how that turned out! You're getting quite proficient with that thing. And yes, you could have told me it was a Mondrian and I would have believed you. ;)
I'm sorta pleased with the crispness of it myself. You know you can do with the newer art programmes more or less anything that took an entire design department not 15 years ago. And then you can add the facility for actual drawing and painting that would've been impossible 5 years ago.
All my design training in college was done on a drafting board with a T-square and triangle. In fact, I felt I'd moved up in the world when I attached a parallel bar to my table and didn't have to depend on the T-square anymore. I still have all my equipment stored in the closet, not that I'll ever have any use for it again.
And of course it's all done with CAD programs now. I know that's a good thing in reality, but it's also kinda sad.
Oh I know. Putting in a tree in a garden design could take a day until I got templates for each size. That can be done with four tips of a pen nowadays. But what did take ages was the elevation of a house, for you had to represent the actual house not some generic. But I got cute about it. Eventually rather than doing a series of plans I hand drew one while talking to the client. So all you needed was the first page with a reasonable drawing of the house. Then you could flip the page, outline the house and then draw the 'look' of the garden and they just read it off the drawing. That way the only series that needed done were the once for utilities, then the hard landscape following on with the soft landscaping.