Here you can see the one corner of my desk. The corner of the PS2, an old power strip, an alarm clock in the shape of a computer monitor and my laptop in the foreground. Very cool that the tablet is pressure-sensitive, allowing me to create sketchy lines much like I would on paper.
Obviously I haven’t been very diligent about sketching every day. Life is busy, isn’t it? But now I really have no excuse – I got a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch for Christmas so it’s near-effortless to doodle on my computer now. I’ll be trying to make these more regular; if I’m honest, I probably won’t get to this more than once a week, but then when I get to drawing I just want to keep going and I sketch a few pictures at once!
I’m going to take some time to get comfortable with the tablet, and then I think I will start experimenting with color, which is something I’ve never been very good at.
How about some color? This is my first attempt at texturing a model in SketchUp, and I found that the Watercolor setting made it come through nicely. A stylized lamppost/street sign on the corner of first and main:
View more angles on this lamppost on Flickr or view and download the model at the 3D Warehouse.