Here you can check out an interview I did with drawmearobot:
1. Who are you and what do you do?
My name is Shaun Bryant, and I am a character designer and illustrator. I am currently working at Powerhouse Animation in Austin TX. At Powerhouse I design characters, paint backgrounds, do rough storyboards, and every now and again create 3d assets for different animated projects In my free time I develop characters and illustrations to strengthen my skills and add to my pile of projects I hope to pitch in the future. You can check out some of this work at www.art-bomb.com.
2. What’s your hardware setup?
- 12w Cintiq
- 20in. Acer monitor
- HPE 150F PC running the Adobe Master Suite CS5
- Mustek A3 scanner
- Canon ix6520 printer.
3. What’s your workspace look like?
My workspace at home is squeezed into my living room. I have a drawing desk from Ikea and it has a nifty built in light table, and my monitor is on a pivot arm above the table to allow for more room. The Cintiq I use is pretty mobile so its no problem to push it out of the way to use analog tools when needed.
My desk is always in flux covered in art books, sketchbooks, pencils, paints, and inks much to my wife’s dismay, haha. I try to reign in the chaos but I think my mind rejects a barren desk.
4. What tools do you use to make your cartoons?
Anything and everything. Mainly my work is done digitally using photoshop and other programs, but I love to try new materials to find all kinds of happy accidents. When something fun pops up then the trick is to try to recreate it digitally. I pop back and forth between paper and pixels. Pencil and ink are still my favorite mediums, so when I’m not sketching on the PC I am usually getting my hands dirty that way.