Friday, February 17, 2006

Birds


Bird Doodles done on my Cintiq 21 UX.

23 Comments:

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Smook said...

These are fantastic!

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Tom Bancroft said...

I don't think I've posted a comment yet on your blog, Ben, but this one GOT me! These are really beautiful designs, drawings, inks, color- the whole thing! Is this hand inked, then colored in Photoshop? What do you ink with?

 
At 10:18 AM, Blogger warren said...

Amazing stuff!

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Mark McDonnell said...

Um, you're really good.

MAC

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Thanks so much guys!

Tom, I did these solely on my Cintiq 21 UX! No pens or paper at all. I'm using a program called Alais Sketchbook Pro 2. It's similar to Photoshop in that you use layers, but it's much more artist friendly cause you don't need to learn al the keyboard shortcuts to use it efficiently. It's also a much better sketching program as the pencil tool behaves more like a sketchy pencil then the solid paint look of photoshop. I did all the color in Sketchbook as well, again just using the pencil on an under layer. It's a lot of fun to just sit at your computer screen and start drawing away! I can't recomend getting one enough!!!!! If your interested I got mine through digitalgraphicsresources.com (you can find the link at wacom.com if I spelled it wrong.) They were good to buy from. There, that's my sales pitch.

 
At 11:22 AM, Blogger willipino said...

really great birdies! i like the bottom row and the red faced guy on the right. nice variety!

 
At 12:24 PM, Blogger Osgood McSonogram said...

LORD!!!!

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Shane said...

Sooo Awesome Ben!!! Your work is incredible.. totally an inspiration to work harder!!!! Keep up the amazing stuff man!

Shane

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Ben Reynolds said...

yup...thats definitely good.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Ben Lane said...

Great attitudes! Birds have always been a challenge for me. Nice job!

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger Katie McDee said...

Delightful! They're so wonderfully cute I could eat 'em.

 
At 8:30 PM, Blogger the doodlers said...

Ok, it seems pointless to try to top the other comments but these birds are just wonderful. Lively and unique. Great inspiration!

 
At 6:36 AM, Blogger Randall Sly said...

Awesome Ben.... Just Awesome....

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Justin Ridge said...

Those are great Ben! My favorite is the yellow one on the right. He just saw Fozzie's poop from the previous post!

 
At 5:39 PM, Blogger Sandra Khoo said...

Dang, those are beautiful birds,Ben! Each one of them standing out distinctly with attitude and character. Man,you're GOOD!!! O.O

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Clio said...

Wow, great birds! I'd be afraid of the yellow one on the right side. He looks super pointy.

 
At 6:30 AM, Blogger A. Riabovitchev said...

Ben Your birds is marvellous!

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

These are terrifyingly good! 100% Cintiq? Wow... Maybe mine is broken and I just don't know it!

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger donnachada said...

hey Ben, these birds are fantastic. Like your work man. Anti-Matter Gal looks fun.

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

AWESOME bird drawings!! Love the expression and personality you give to each bird!!

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger E m m a n u e l l e . W a l k e r said...

Masterful!

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger goldenrusset said...

wow these birds are so nice! i love the yellow one on the right with the big open mouth. I have a cintiq on order.. i can't wait to use it...i'm gonna link you.

 
At 3:13 PM, Blogger SMacLeod said...

Geez, these are awesome!

 

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