Believe it or not, it was drawn entirely on a ThinkPad tablet- with the help of the stylus, of course. Forum guru MrPeter1985 got his hands on one a few months ago, and recounts his experience:
“Seeing other users’ sketches on the ThinkPad tablet threads made me want to sketch something myself. I didn't have a clue as to what to draw, so I figured -- why not something Lenovo. So I did an online search of Lenovo images and this nice bright orange laptop stood out. I also noticed the Olympics in the corner of the screen, so I figured this was perfect for this entry, given that the iconic Games just ended recently.
"I had never done much drawing on tablets before – aside from a quick doodle every now and then, the above sketch was my first sit-down attempt at doing so. I have been sketching for many years. My mum even claims that I was drawing stick figures when I was one. I can only recall getting compliments for my sketches when I was nine. But I digress.
Now onto the actual drawing itself. I must say this – anyone who can draw on paper can get the hang of the use of the stylus on the ThinkPad tablet. I used the Sketchbook Pro App from the Google Play Store and drew this using only three layers. One was a quick sketch and coloring. The second was the more detailed pinch zooming with extra detailing. The last layer contained tweaks to the background and my signature. I found the app easy to use as the layout and functions were similar to Photoshop so it was not hard to get the hang of it as all the options do it for me.
While drawing was relatively easy, I had to hover over the tablet a few times to sketch when the tablet was in Pen Only Mode, and when palm rejection set in. But I got used to this after awhile. Moving forward I will be getting me one of those tablet gloves to fix this touch issue so that movement will be smoother and my hand can then glide.
I can't wait to sketch some more on this tablet in the near future and will be adding my sketches to the ThinkPad tablet or photo submissions. So keep a lookout for them.
This cat sketch on paper (above) is my absolute favorite, which I drew when I was nine years old. I thought it would be a nice challenge to take this on. What do you think of my efforts below?"
Have an awesome sketch that you want to share with our community, like jonnydark here?? Post them in this thread as well!