Creative Nudge: Design Disruptors

Every now and again we, at the SketchBook team, come across something that piques our creative interest, so much so that we need to share with the greater community. So here's the first installment of Creative Nudge!

As so many of us our designers and artists by trade, it's nice to see that design is becoming so integral to the success of major companies. 

Head over to DESIGN DISRUPTORS to check out the trailer. (It's an incredible site too!) 


Walk Cycle Animations in Autodesk SketchBook by I-Wei Huang


Our friend I-Wei is an amazing SketchBook artist who works for Toys For Bob designing characters who live in the Skylanders universe. He recently used Flipbook to create some cute walk cycles, and we're sharing them here with you! Read more about his art & adventures on his blog here!


I finally got around to testing out the new Flipbook Animation feature on Sketchbook Pro 7. It's amazing to use my favorite drawing tool to animate! Currently, it is very basic and limited, but enough to do roughs and cycles like these.

I used to be a 3D Animator, but I've never actually done any 2D animation. Years ago, I transitioned into Concept Art, and have been putting in a lot of sketching miles over the years, so it is great to be able to put these two passions together.

And boy, is it harder than it looks.... much more studies and practice needed! I sure hope that Autodesk continue to support this feature, and turn it into a full animation program.

Read more about I-Wei's experience at Toys for Bob in our previous blog post!


SketchBook at New York Comic Con

You know the drill: We're headed to the Big Apple for NYCC15 to show off Autodesk SketchBook, and we wanna see your shining faces at booth #737 !

The event is four days long from October 8th to the 11th. Try out one of the new Wacom Cintiq 27'' QHDs, get your hands on the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2, and take a break from the bustle of the convention with a little bit of art therapy.

At our booth we'll have an all-star lineup of amazing professional artists to entertain and inspire you all weekend long. Stop by to see Matthew FletcherNatali KoromotoKen LashleyNa Young Irene Lee, Phil Noto,and Chrissie Zullo create amazing artwork with Autodesk SketchBook.

While you're sketching away, team members Kyle Runciman and Renee Busse will be on deck to answer any questions you might have about our humble application. 


As if that weren't enough - to celebrate the launch of our art e-book with Viz Media every day at 2pm we'll be giving away exclusive signed posters with artwork from Art For Hope Nepal. Artist include Russ Badgett, Natali Koromoto, Gale Galligan, and Carolina Casal. You won't be able to get these anywhere else- so be sure to stop by and snag one while supplies last!

And pick up the e-book from all major digital retailers, including the Viz Manga app and starting October 7th.

Hope to see you in the city that never sleeps! 


Art For Hope Nepal Teaser Preview

The Autodesk SketchBook team and Viz Media are proud to announce our charity art collection Art For Hope: Nepal. This fantastic e-book will be available on all major digital book stores starting October 7th.

Over fifty pieces of art were selected from a combination of industry greats, comic heroes, and dedicated SketchBook community members. Proceeds from the books sale will go to Build Change to help with their efforts in rebuilding Nepal.

Featuring artwork from:
Ray-Anthony Height      David Horvath     & Sun-Min Kim Ian McGinty
Susan Murtaugh      Natali Koromoto          Dan Parent       Lark Pien

And many more!

Get ready to be inspired and uplifted by this hopeful collection of artwork. Get a sneak peek at the book below with our preview video !


Art For Hope: Nepal will be available on October 7th at all major e-book retailers from VIZ Media.



Join us for Drawtober 2015

What's Drawtober?

Drawtober is a 31 day drawing challenge started by the SketchBook team in 2013. It's back and better than ever for our third year! Improve your skills, challenge yourself, and get to know everyone in the SketchBook Community!


How do you join in?

- Be a member on deviantART.
What- you aren't already? Sign up today and join the world's largest community of artists online. Be sure to join the Autodesk-SketchBook group.

Watch the account ~Drawtober
Each day in October, a blank canvas will appear with a creative prompt, like this. 
Nobody knows what the prompts are until the morning of!

That's part of the fun- can you challenge yourself to draw something on the fly?

Take the blank canvas that gets posted new every day, download it, and draw the prompt. 
Download SketchBook and get creative. Use your imagination. Go crazy. Do you create a literal interpretation, or do you see the prompt in a different way?

Upload your finished piece to your own DeviantART account, and submit it to the Autodesk-SketchBook group.
All the submitted entries for Autodesk SketchBook will go in this folder and be separated by the day. Be sure to check out the other entries! Share the love by adding them to your favorites and leaving comments. Everyone loves a comment, and you can make someone's day.

At the end of the month, we'll do a recap post on the SketchBook Blog! Your art could get featured right here and be seen by our huge audience!