Ok, so the good news: my new tablet arrived! A spiffy Intuos4, and it works just like it should. There’s an excessive amount of pen wear due to the textured surface, but otherwise it’s realllly nice.
The bad news: most of you probably noticed that there was no update on Wednesday. That was due to my laptop imploding on Tuesday afternoon, requiring a format which ended up taking the better part of two days and pretty much killed any chance of getting a page up on time. In the end I decided just to nix the update and try again for Friday. Hopefully that’s the last of my technological mishaps for now, since I think I’ve had a rather unfair amount over the past month or so. I’m running out of things that haven’t found some way of breaking.
Also, I coloured this page in front of a very jolly audience over on Livestream, which was lots of fun, even though it meant a lot of false starts as my laptop’s processor didn’t seem to like having Photoshop running at the same time as the streaming software. I’ll definitely be doing another one (probably on Sunday), if any of you are interested I’ll be announcing when exactly over on my Twitter account. Twitter’s also a good place to garner hints about why the page isn’t up yet, since it’s almost custom-built for complaining incessantly.