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Nick Anderson still drawing after hand injury

Nick Anderson Injury
Picture above captured from video on Nick’s blog.

I had noticed that Nick Anderson’s editorial cartoons were only in black in white recently, but didn’t know why. Over on his blog, he’s posted a video on how he’s coping with a drawing-hand injury. He mentions that it will be another two weeks before the cast is removed and he can return to taking the time to do full color.

Community Comments

#1 Cindermain
May/10/2007
@ 6:44 pm

THAT is the sign of a TRUE PROFESSIONAL.

Excellent work, truly inspiring.

And I want one of those monitors! Where did he get that? :)

#2 Wes Rand
May/10/2007
@ 9:23 pm

The monitor looks like a Wacom Cintiq

http://www.wacom.com/cintiq/index.cfm

Very cool and very expensive.

#3 Cindermain
May/11/2007
@ 1:43 pm

Thanks Wes!

I’ll say they’re pricey (ouch).
But I suppose I COULD justify it as an acceptable business expense…

#4 Sam
May/11/2007
@ 4:59 pm

Nick, could you tell me what is make and model of graphics tablet you are using? Thanks, Sam

#5 Cindermain
May/11/2007
@ 8:28 pm

SECONDED!

#6 Nick Anderson
May/12/2007
@ 10:16 pm

I’ve been traveling and I’m just seeing this…thanks for the well-wishes Cindermain, and yes, the link that Wes posted is the make and model I use. I generally just use the monitor for cross-hatching and color, but I’m unable to press hard enough right now or do small detail work on paper so I’m doing everything with the monitor. It’s great for digital “painting” and loose line work, but doesn’t feel as natural for sketching.

Nice rig, though…cuts coloring time significantly over using the opaque Wacom tablets…
Nick

#7 Rich
May/13/2007
@ 9:42 pm

Thanks for sharing some techniques. Nice to see how others work with technology.

I find using a wacom tablet really very compatible with pen and paper drawing. It doesn’t take long to get used to looking at the monitor while drawing on the tablet. Also, using photoshop layers, pencil and fill tools, it’s easy to color as well. In addition, you really don’t even need to use the pressure sensitive part if you don’t mind changing your line thicknesses as needed (although the pressure sensitivity is a great feature when not recovering from injuries)!

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