Edit: I may have to take this down. It’s too cutesy and I’m fed up seeing it.
Back in the mists of time James had a website that ran a program in the background and informed you when it had started and finished. We had a character called Bob the Scheduling Penguin that was in charge. Here he is.
And yes he has a belly button as tribute to the great cartoonist Steve Bell.
James requested an update to Bob and so I started on a cute, airbrushed penguin complete with belly-button. I’m not a fan of the airbrushed look and I’m certainly not an expert but he has a certain charm.
One nice property of Infinite Painter is that it saves the progress of your painting in a series of images. A quick pass through iMovie and you have a record of how you got to the final product.
Here it is warts and all. Note the part where I managed to erase part of his wing by mistake. You’ll have to run it full-screen to see the fine detail parts in the second half.
for Christmas which is a Wacom pressure sensitive screen on an android tablet. And very pleased I am with it too. After trawling through *all* the drawing apps I settled on Infinite Painter which has a great interface and a good range of brushes. Most important for me is to be able to get good texture in the brushstrokes and to be able to blend colors without getting that over-smoothed look that a lot of digital paintings have.