I realized that the workspace I had on my profile is sorely out of date and I was having fun drawing today so I thought it was time for an update! Yes, I still have that beautiful light-table drawing desk, but I seldom use it. I've been drawing my comic digitally for over 100 pages. It's much faster, saves a lot of paper and ink, and my lines have gotten so much bolder and blacker that it's taken my art to a new level.
So here's what my screen typically looks like while I'm working. I do all my drawing in a program called Sketchbook Pro. The red you see are my roughs, and I pencil in black on top of that layer. The colored lines are my horizon lines for perspective drawing.
Top left we have James McAvoy smoldering at me for photo reference, as well as a few of my character drawings opened up to make sure I'm drawing on model. I usually have 20+ photos open for reference for any given page. For this page I had actor photos, character sketches, and photos of military hospital tents, amputee kit, lanterns, wells and Colonial Williamsburg heritage sheep breeds!
Bottom right is historical documentary to keep me company.
This one is a PBS special about Billy the Kid, who happens to have been my first real historical interest back in my middle school years. I remember trying to track down Pat Garrett's biography and when I did, not believing most of it, and wishing he'd used half the words for the rest. Real people can lie in non-fiction books? Lesson best learned early!
Anyway, I make a historical, romantic, adventure webcomic about the American Revolution called The Dreamer! [link]