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Evan Shipard interview

Evan Shipard



It wouldn’t matter if I was doing what I do now in 1907 or 2007. The core emotion of getting ideas and feelings into some form of physical representation is the same no matter what period of history you look at.


What technology has done for me is allowed the impact my work has on the world around me and how I connect with other artists and my audience worldwide through the internet.


As audiences around the world view the final output of my creative endeavors in films, on websites and in publications they don’t see the very initial stages of inputting my ideas into the digital environment.


This is the crucial role the Cintiq or Wacom plays in my process.


The Cintiq allows an approach to my workflow where I can quickly sketch out ideas freely in a manner more in tune with traditional art.



Why I love my Wacom tablet.

First of all it gives me complete freedom to explore my ideas, adjust, erase, doodle, anything I want. Its so comfortable to use, gone are the days of my right hand being formed into a mouse shaped claw. My work flow has increased about 200% since getting one. Digital Illustration and compositing has become a breeze since the Wacom came into my life. I also love watching other people who are used to use mice trying to use it, they pick it up as if it is a magic wand and whirl it over the tablet, I never get tired of that one. Lets not forget the light which turns green every time the pen connects with the tablet, something I appreciate. I cannot remember how I managed to get my work done before my Wacom.