I’ve been doing some illustration work for a client who is self-publishing a book. I am doing the drawings completely in Photoshop with my handy Intuit Wacom Tablet (I have an older series 2 tablet) (thanks, Dad! – that was a great Christmas).

I’ve probably watched this video below at least 5 times since I started this work. Mike Krahulik, from Penny-Arcade, has mad skills with the pen. It’s a great inspiration, something to aspire to. I learn something every time I watch it. And the music isn’t too bad either (kuh-kuh-kuh Q-Unit!).

The video was first posted at Penny-Arcade on October 11th, 2006. In the blog post, Mike shares some pointers about his brush sizes (all defaults) and techniques. It’s good stuff.

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