A client asked us to produce concepts for an exhibition identity and we came up with a bioluminescent firefly squid as one of the design routes. I spent a couple of days creating squid on the iPad with my new Wacom Intuos Creative stylus – a great Christmas pressie. I made dozens of sketches before working up the finished squid in Illustrator. I usually create preparatory sketches with pen and paper, and despite my initial misgivings about going digital in this early stage, I found it gave the drawings a nice fluidity. You can see the results above. The stylus is bluetooth and pressure sensitive and although it can't replace pen and ink, it's fun to use and is a great new addition to the artistic arsenal.
The client went for another of our concepts by the way. (We'll update you in mid-February). Squid's out.
(post by Mike)