I picked up an A4 Intuos 3 recently and wanted to try it out. While fiddling with it I noticed I could create an effect in Photoshop that resembled a pencil sketch. I wanted to see how it looked when used to make an actual drawing. However I was struggling to come up with an entirely original image to work with.
I had an image link that I had been meaning to use as a pose reference for a drawing but for various reasons I never got around to it. I stumbled upon it again when I was rummaging around my computer looking for stuff to use for the tablet experiment and I decided that it would be as good a photo to use as any. As the idea was to try out shading techniques with the tablet rather than create an entirely new picture I decided to shade over the original image in Photoshop.
I’m not sure I’m entirely happy with the results. I feel like the shading is not anything like as subtle in its application as it could have been if done with a real pencil. Maybe the pressure sensitivity needs tweaking to get a more accurate pencil kind of feel but I think that on the whole I’m quite pleased with the outcome.
the stock image I used was found on the gallery here. link