Thursday, June 18, 2009


You know you want one.
-Nick Fechter


  1. I really like this style, Nick. I'd like to know more about your tools and your process. Is this all done in Illustrator or PhotoShop? Are you still drawing on paper or is it all electronic now?

  2. Well, to be honest pretty much everything I do as of now is electronic. It's just so less of a hassle to just pull out my tablet and draw on my computer, rather than to assemble a bunch of utensils to make something on paper that'll look like crap on the web due to my crappy scanner. As of whether I use Illustrator or Photoshop, I use neither (because I can't afford neither :P) and instead I use a program called Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (which is only 100$). After using a variety of techniques that other digital artists used to make their creations on some of my works, I've previously narrowed it down to just making a detailed sketch then painting over it using a custom Airbrush tool, which so far I've deemed the best possible technique I can use with the tools at my dissposal. I hope your reconsidering digital Mike, sure it does take a while to get the hang of it, but in the long run I bet it'll work out for you :)

  3. Thanks, Nicke, for the explanation of your process.

    Sometimes people ask me to buy an original of a cartoon they saw in Wall Street Journal or Reader's Digest or somewhere. If I went digital, I wouldn't make money selling originals.

    But I do think it's important to have a process that you like and that you feel gives you the results you're seeking! Thanks again for sharing your behind these scenes artist secrets.