More commute sketches.

Commute sketches are back! XD pen and paper this time.

Commute sketches are back! XD pen and paper this time.

swogrider asked:
Oh my god! Someone besides me has read Ready Player One! Love that painting of Wade's hideout! Uhh, carry on!

Thanks!  Glad you loved it.    And hi, fellow Ready Player One fan!  8)

My take on Wade Watts’ hideout in Ready Player One.

My take on Wade Watts’ hideout in Ready Player One.

I like it a lot! Although I like how the girl looked in the sketch more. She looked younger/thinner. Final version looks nice too but sort of like an angry MILF lol…

Very astute observation. It was a conscious decision, though. Halfway through the process, I decided to make the girl into more of a woman to make her just a bit more dominant or aggressive. And by your reaction, it seems like it worked.

Thanks, Fatima! 8)
Progress gif for this pic.  I’ll have new stuff soon enough.  8)

Progress gif for this pic.  I’ll have new stuff soon enough.  8)

cyk30r0 asked:
Hi Nic, I just would like to ask and know, when you draw or sketch (PS, AI or any) what is your usual dpi settngs and any tips on the brushes used? Looking forward for your response! Rock on!!

Hi there, 

I usually start sketches at 100 - 150dpi on Sketchbook Pro and sometimes in PS.  When tightening things up for  the final or print size,  I either blow it up and use sharpen on it kinda like how Robaato does it (although his process is far more streamlined than mine) ,  or most of the time I ink it at 300dpi. 

As for brushes,  I’ve been trying out Kyle Webster and Frenden's brushes and they're great,  but before this I used a standard hard edged circle brush.  

Thanks for writing!  8)