An illustrator by trade, I implement digital tools, as well as traditional pencil and paper, in my daily workflow. When Alias/Wavefront announced Alias SketchBook Pro, I jumped at the opportunity to add it to my arsenal of tools. Two colleagues, Gregor Bernard and Dan Rodd, became intrigued as they watched me sketch directly on the tablet PC's LCD with a pressure-sensitive pen stylus. So I offered them the opportunity to use it.
Normally, as I work right now, I start my projects with pencil on paper, especially when sketching out rough ideas. Then if I find something I want to translate into the digital realm, I will scan it. Once it's digital, I work on it from there, adding color and other embellishments.
SketchBook Pro is likely to replace pencil and paper for me. It enables me to start adding color right from the very first stage, which I normally don't do with my sketches on paper. At the same time, I don't think I would do something in SketchBook Pro an the tablet PC that I …