Happy new year! My year’s been off to a less than fantastic start; not only did I have a bad reaction to anaesthesia during an operation (read about it here), but someone – not actually me, believe it or not! – dropped something on my Cintiq, so now there’s a huge scratch right in the middle of the screen. Not directly in the centre, though, just offset to the left slightly, so it lines up with precisely where I draw.

While I’m waiting for the things to arrive that I need to fix it, I taped a sheet of perspex over the screen so the drawing surface would at least be smooth. But the perspex bowed in the middle, which made it somehow worse to try and draw on. It’s not a great start to 2018, is what I’m getting at.

Also, this, I guess.