I got myself a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 a while back. It was kind of an impulse buy. I’ve been wanting a tablet for quite some time, but I haven’t been able to justify it. I was seduced by the stylus. I thought it could be fun to doodle a little on the tablet between surfing the web and browsing youtube.

I liked it more than I expected. The ability to draw digitally really rekindled something inside me. I used to draw all the time when I was in school, but then I just stopped and haven’t drawn for a very long while.

I bought Sketchbook Pro (Galaxy Note edition), which is dirt cheap. Initially I thought I’d do pencil sketches and maybe outline and colour them, like cartoons. Then I saw these videos by French artist samkat, which really inspired me:



I was intrigued by how he used a few initial colours and then mixed them by picking the colours from the areas where the colours bleed into one another. I’ve only used water colours and that was ages ago. I’m really enjoying this digital painting with colours. I’m not good at it, but it’s fun.

Having this tablet kind of makes me regret not buying a Wacom board for my PC back when I was drawing a lot, but I was a student and couldn’t afford it.

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When I was still in school I drew all the time. When I began studying at the university I stopped drawing for a period of time. Then I picked it up again for a short while. It’s now been almost four years since the last time I did a drawing. I’m not sure why, I just haven’t done it.

The other day I looked at some drawings people had posted at Ayumi Hamasaki.net forum and all of a sudden I felt inspired. I actually felt super nervous because I knew I was going to draw something and I don’t know, I was just so excited about it.

Can you see who it is?

I did a little sketching yesterday and today (well, it’s the middle of the night) I made a drawing. It’s pretty rough, but it feels good to have completed it. It’s supposed to be Korean actress Kim Tae-hee. I don’t know if there’s much likeness. I’m going to post the picture at AHO now (they’ll probably be the first to see it since, well let’s just say that my blog isn’t the most visited page on the web).