Sorry. I've been combing the web for Cass news and there just isn't any. So here's all I have for ya today.
I bought a brand new computer over the weekend so I can work on some digital art. My eight-year-old laptop just wasn't cutting it anymore so I splurged on this new Acer desktop with more than enough processing power to handle Manga Studio 5, Autodesk SketchBook Pro (with all the Copic markers!) and ArtRage Studio Pro (guess I should think about upgrading to 4).
Usually when I'm testing out a new sketchbook and pencil or pen or a digital drawing/painting program, I draw Cass. Yesterday was no different-- I cranked up Manga Studio, opened an old pencil drawing I did of Cass as Black Bat and inked it in several different styles.
By the time I started making marks I liked-- weirdly reminiscent of Charles Burns, only if he decided to use his foot one day instead of his hand-- the picture was so gummed up with false starts and ugly, hesitant moves I didn't save it. Which is why you're facing a small wall of text instead of looking at another bad Cass drawing.
On the other hand, this new computer really blazes. I want to get a tablet monitor so I can draw directly on the screen and see what I'm doing rather than suffering that strange eye-hand disconnect you get from using a regular (cheaper) tablet, with your pen in hand in one place and your lines appearing in another. That's just unnatural. I can get away with blaming that for how poorly I draw these days but we know the real reason is I just don't do it enough. There were years where I drew every single day, for hours, for the sheer joy of it. These days I'm lucky if I get thirty minutes of free time a day to do anything. If I read a Batgirl, I can't draw a Batgirl. If I read anything else, I don't get to add something to this Cass blog and it goes neglected.