I must admit that I was a sceptic when I first heard about
digital painting and illustration on computers… it was in its infancy during
the early nineties and I was more into airbrushing at that time. It wasn’t
until I was hired to illustrate a few poses for a sign language dictionary,
when I first worked with a WACOM tablet in Adobe Illustrator. I was then sold
on the idea of digital art.
Paper sketchbooks still hold quick reference pages of my
ideas scratched on them with graphite or ball point ink. More and more these
ideas are being recorded on my tablet while enjoying a cup of coffee or waiting
for a meeting. The convenience of transferring the rough to my workstation for
developing is a time saving convenience to my work-flow.
I hope you enjoy this small collection of my work.
David W. James
James Design Studios