Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Digital Painting with a Nintendo DS

My boyfriend bought me a Nintendo DS for my birthday along with the tools necessary to run "Colors," a painting program. It was a little awkward at first, but I'm warming up to it a lot. My goal is to be able to use it to paint from life, which I never do.

Here's what I've done so far:

Zebra Comic Book – Drawing Maasai

I'm currently in Kenya, accompanying/helping my boyfriend who is a biologist doing his postdoc here. While I'm here I'm working on a comic book about Grevy's Zebra, which are highly endangered. The story features a little girl named Mary who befriends a zebra named Maraba. The script it done, and now I'm ready to draw. To start, I got some pictures from a friend featuring some of the types of people the story will be about: Maasai living in community lands in central Kenya. Here are the drawings done based on those pictures:

Zebra Comic Book - Practice Drawing Kenyans