In a second attempt to make more use of my Wacom tablet, and learn a little bit more about using the Gimp in the process, I sat down tonight and decided to attempt a little more sketching. I always liked doodling cars in my youth, so I did a quick sketch in the Gimp and one thing led to another and I ended up with this about two hours later (click it to get a slightly larger version):
There are a lot of problems with it if you look too closely (doing anything remotely attractive with the wheels is still completely above me) but it’s a starting point anyhow.
I got all inspired today at lunch after checking out stuff like David Boyle’s awesome portfolio, that has wonderful things like this.
So tonight I finally got familiar with using Gimp layers but I realized one thing: I really need to study up on Gimp shortcut keys. I’m quite comfortable with keyboarding in Inkscape, but in the Gimp I’m pretty much hunt and click at this point.
If anybody does sketching like this with the Gimp and can give me any pointers, please grace the comment section with your wisdom. :)