An illustration I drew with my FINGER!!!

I bought a new app because I love new apps and I’m a software geek. I can’t help it. The app is called ASKetch, and it’s made for an iPad.

And it rocks.

I found out about the app because of Laura Zarrin (who I follow on Twitter) who retweeted a tweet from Christina Forshay (who I now follow on Twitter because of this great blog post) who wrote about what she did with the app. I was hooked.

A couple nights ago I sat down with my iPad and, within maybe 15 or 20 minutes, drew this completely with my finger:


I’m totally in love with this app! There’s no learning curve to use it (it helps if you already know how to draw, I suppose, but I’m sure that’s not an absolute prerequisite), and the lines and textures it makes automatically make the simple lines I made look incredible.

As it turns out, I wasn’t drawing this little guy for nothing. I’m working on an illustrated manuscript that I needed the drawing for. After a little work in Photoshop, here’s how the final (pending editorial approval) version turned out:

Thank you, Andrew Kern for this fantastic addition to my media arsenal!