by Kevin Mellon

Storyboarding and Sketching with SketchBook Pro 7

Autodesk's SketchBook Pro 7 is here, and with it, a feast of new features powering drawing in perspective, coloring with gradients, selecting and manipulating pixels with precision, and even creating original animation. 

SketchBook Pro is premiering perspective guides designed to help artists draw from 1-point, 2-point, 3-point and "fisheye" planes. Other new features include enhanced blending modes that facilitate filling areas with vivid color gradients, and layer enhancements boosting the software's selection and transformation tools. Traditional two-dimensional illustrations can even be brought to life with SBP's new Flipbook Animation functionality, which gives artists the ability to position up to 1,000 frames in a timeline.

Working on his Cintiq 22HD Pen Display, Archer storyboard artist and comic book creator Kevin Mellon demonstrates how all of these tools factor into SketchBook Pro's traditionally minimalist, tablet-friendly design to deliver new user experiences. Watch his four demonstration videos to see them at work.

 

Animation

 

Blending Modes

 

Perspective Guides

 

Layer Workflow Enhancements

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