Development Sketches with new Cintiq 13HD

Hello wonderful people,

I am now the incredibly fortunate owner of the new Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Yahoodydoodie!  It was very expensive but easily the best investment I have ever made in my passion of cartooning. It is such a pleasure to use and such an immersive creative experience. It motivates me to get up at 5.30am or draw late at night (the only time I can create with a busy job and a family).

Anyway, I wanted to share some of the experimental sketches I have done with it and with Manga Studio. I have made a bit of progress with the web site and am beginning to understand the customisation process of themes.

One of the ideas  below may be familiar to you (Mantas) – I wanted to trial drawing an old idea with the new gear. The sketch of the old man with the bird is a style I used to work with back in the day: watercolour with pen and ink – now possible again in the digital realm with the new equipment. Anyway, these are just ideas I’m throwing out there.

TipTop tips his hat to you and wishes you an awesome bank holiday weekend!


mantra 8 by 11 300dpi  as pngOld man and bird PNG for web


TipTop and Josie sketch


woods png


21 responses

  1. I can fully relate to Tip Tops Mantra strip Rob

    1. You can’t put a man down for his good intentions!

      1. P.S. Not quitting now, just reducing time spent online

  2. Totally awesome that you got the Cintiq and the artworks created using it! It is like the dream tool of digital artists! It is kind of out of my league at the moment but I do hope to get it some day!!

    1. I’m very lucky! I hope to do it justice with my creative efforts. Great to hear from you.

  3. P.S. I really like that old man with the bird.

    1. Hey, thanks. Really kind of you. I enjoyed drawing that one so much. It’s a looser style.

      1. Can I pin it in Pinterest with credits to you?

        1. Kind of you to ask, of course…I haven’t engaged with Pinterest at all yet, would love to see your other Pins. 🙂

          1. Oh, Mr. Oh. Thank you.

  4. GG (good grief) I’m still learning how to use my computer. You are just wired for this invention.

  5. Seems I’ll remain in world of rollerball pen and color monotones with gimp. You efforts are very good.

    1. It’s a world you do so well. I hope I can maintain my efforts to do the new tools justice.

  6. Sean Overend | Reply

    Great to see the new kit is being so inspirational, Rob! Just don’t burn the candle at both ends for too long!

    1. I hear you, dad! X

  7. I’m welling up now : }

  8. Laura Overend | Reply

    Sorry it posted without me finishing….ho hum as I was saying – I cannot wait to see what you produce using your new toy! So excited to be on this journey with you my super talented boy xxxxx

  9. Laura Overend | Reply

    I love them gorgeous hubby, I can’t wait to see what fantastic drawings you unleash m

  10. OMG. I am so jealous of you, like deep, deep down jealous. I know that you know exactly how I feel – because you probably felt the same …before you got it.


    1. I hear you. I’ve been looking at these obsessively for quite some time at a distance and wondering if I could ever afford it. I just said “sod it, you only live once”. it is the nuts and the pleasure you get from it will repay you hundredfold. If you can find a way, you won’t be disappointed.

      1. May yr tears turn into diamonds. Like your style btw. Impressive production rate too; it’s inspiring for me.

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