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ILoveSketch from Seok-Hyung Bae on Vimeo.

A 3D curve sketching system that captures some of the affordances of pen and paper for professional designers, allowing them to iterate directly on concept 3D curve models. The system coherently integrates existing techniques of sketch-based interaction with a number of novel and enhanced features. Novel contributions of the system include automatic view rotation to improve curve sketchability, an axis widget for sketch surface selection, and implicitly inferred changes between sketching techniques. We also improve on a number of existing ideas such as a virtual sketchbook, simplified 2D and 3D view navigation, multi-stroke NURBS curve creation, and a cohesive gesture vocabulary.

Seok-Hyung Bae, Ravin Balakrishnan, and Karan Singh, “ILoveSketch: As-natural-as-possible sketching system for creating 3D curve models,” (To appear) ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2008 (Monterey, CA, USA, October 19-22, 2008) [pdf]


Peter Kurstjens from the Wacom Europe office talks to Ric Holland about the Bamboo Mini project.

Peter’s blog can be found at  


Wacom Promo videos – Cintiq21UX, Cintiq12WX, Intuos3, Bamboo Fun, Bamboo.

The Gadget guy test drives Bamboo for the co hosts but something goes a little wrong! Still it was good publicity for us just the same.


Official case studies from Wacom


Article on Oakley Sunglasses using Cintiq21UX for designing there products.

Following is a series of videos produced by Wacom US explaining the range of Wacom pen/tablets currently available and how they are used.

(English) Google logo drawing (Cintiq 21UX, USA, illustration) (Korean) Kung Fu Panda concept art (Cintiq 21UX, Korea, illustration) 

(Japanese) Mitsui-Sumitomo TV Commercial (BizTablet, Japan, insurance contract signing) Aflac Japan TV Commercial (PenPartner, Japan, insurance contract signing)

Ed Velandria’s LA Times story can be found here:
Ed Velandria’s subway portrait gallery:


Random Sightings - – Ninja Turtle – Cintiq in Action – Colouring on Cintiq – The Island DVD Commentary – 04 – Wacom scalpel – CONCEPT ART (WACOM+PHOTOSHOP+PAINTER) – Car sketching – Christina Aguilera painting – Wacom Cintiq 21UX 2.0 conclusion draw – Wacom Cintiq LOTR online fun – Goth babe – Sid Mead - Nick Pugh’s book on Digital Painting outside on Wacom tablets - Nick Pugh – Ron Cobb – Russell Brown – Julieanne Cost