A Fool with a Tool is still a Fool...
…but sometimes the tool makes a difference!
I just came back from an interesting 3 day workshop on which I had a first chance to make use of my drawing equipment I bought recently. Originally, I wanted to draw some slides for my talk at Entwicklertag Karlsruhe but we later dropped the idea in favour of professional clip art.
But since we’ve had a flip chart available at the workshop and I thought that creating power point slides would take too much time when only 3 days are available, I gave it a try:
The “fine One” markers are not the best for a flip chart - they are designed for smaller format, but the do work on larger formats too. The brush tip gives your drawings a professional look which is visibly different from standard flip chart markers. The different light colors enable you to colorize your visualisations and give them the finishing touch.
Btw: after I had my first results with the artmarkers, I bought myself a Wacom Intuos drawing tablet (CTH-480) and searched for good and affordable drawing software to recrate the effects I created with the artmakers. I found InkScape to be the most convenient and free tool. This is the result:
If you have any hints on how to get better results (I guess there is better software :-) please tell me!