' Tara Donovan - Animator: iPad sketch: Bird Toon

iPad sketch: Bird Toon

March 2, 2012

Our backyard bird feeder is my equivalent of TV with my morning coffee. The birds are always entertaining as they squabble over key positions. It's high time I drew some of the feisty little guys.

This is a little iPad sketch I did using the beautiful Zen Brush app.  It has a very simple tool set: choose your paper, choose from 3 inks, and that's it. If you make a mistake, you can start again, or use the 1 undo! The line simulates thick & thin brush work even without real pressure sensitivity.  I used a Nomad Brush Stylus, which adds to the illusion of real ink wash.