Tuesday, June 16, 2009


This is the new advertising campaign for coca cola,
The art work is by Eboy, and I freaking love it.
They did posters of Galway, Dublin, Cork and Belfast they are so great I really love the Galway one. It's one of the best bits of advertising I've seen in a long time,
They also made an interactive game that they put on bebo of each of the cities great stuff i was playing for hours you can see it here







Wednesday, June 3, 2009

volvo ocean race Photos

The Volvo ocean race was on this week in Galway, we got great weather for it and it was an all round good time. I took some photos for the photo competition which you can see here or here . If you were at it please let me know what you thought of it and how you got on. cheers

Shane O'Connor . Sketchy Inc

Shane O'Connor . Sketchy Inc


Shane O'Connor . Sketchy Inc

Shane O'Connor, Sketchy Inc

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cintiq 12wx to Macbook

I spent months looking at videos and reviews before i got the Cintiq 12wx I thought that there wasn't enough information on the site and I wanted to read a review from someone who was using the Cintiq before I invested in one. I only found a few and even those didn't talk about how it worked with the Mac. So I though I write a little review to help people who where thinking of making the move like I did.



I was using a Wacom already and I loved it but it broke (the pen broke got a new one it's working now) so i decided to get the Cintiq 12WX


About the Cintiq 12WX and using it with MacBook

The Cintiq is a really beautiful machine it is light lightweight and nice to look at but don't let this fool you there are a lot of wires in the background but these are not a problem if you are set up at a desk and I'm even using it on the couch now, dreams can come true.


When I got it I spent an hour or two trying to hook it up to the MacBook only to find out that I needed a mini VGA to DVI converter to make the Cintiq 12WX work with the MacBook. This was not a problem though I just ran to the local Mac dealer and they had one. It was about 26 euro which is really expensive but that's what you get with the Mac. Once I got that I set it up with out much trouble.


Calibrating the screen was easy you just go into the System preferences and into displays no problems there. Once it was up and running it worked like a dream although the pen is a bit difficult to calibrate but really it just took a few goes (you may need to do this every time you go to use it, just to set it to your drawing position) it is a really, really great piece of kit and I would recommend this to anyone who is thinking of buying one. If you were drawing with one of the smaller tablets this will speed up your work so much. It will not make you better but it will make everything easier


The 1,280 x 800 Wacom Cintiq 12WX has 1,024 pressure levels on both the pen tip and the eraser, with a +/- 60 tilt sensitivity.

The trackpads, thin strips of touch material similar to those on a laptop or an iPod, allows you to zoom in and out dynamically, just by sliding your finger. Those along with the buttons—which are programmable but come by default as modifier keys like Shift, Control and Command or Windows keys—allow you to draw and retouch constantly without having to use the computer keyboard at all. The top key on each side is, by default, configured to allow you to jump from the Wacom display to the main display. When you click on it, the cursor jumps to the main screen so you can select menu items or whatever you want. This effectively converts the Cintiq 12WX into a regular Wacom and completely avoids the use of the mouse in your system.

I hope this has been helpful to you .If you have any questions please leave a comment or mail me at shane@sketchyinc.com .
have a look at my site to see what i've been doing with it www.sketchyinc.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I just joined digg anyone on it. I'm not sure if i'll use it but it looks like i might. it seems pretty cool if you want to look my up on digg sketchy inc on diggs
that's my address. Do you use it? whats it good for? let me know

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

not a good blogger

ok so i haven't been a good blogger but i have been trying to update my site at least once a day but haven't really used this blog yet .
So heres a start.

Jon burgerman he's a really big inspiration and a cool guy. I am embarrassed to say that i only really found out about him about a year ago but i love all his work and his book "pens are my friends" is really amazing( thanks una). Have a look at his site and i hope you will like his work as much as i do .

I'm going to come back to this at another time because i've only started to explain how
cool this work is

jon burgerman Pictures, Images and Photos

Friday, May 15, 2009


I'm starting to use twitter. It pretty cool i think it's teaching me how to micro blog which i hope should make me a better blogger because i suck at the moment . follow me on twitter http://twitter.com/sketchyinc cheers .

Thursday, May 14, 2009

All my friends


I like it

I like this it's very cool don't know why i didn't set one up ages ago.

My first day

Just set up this page up now , want to give this ago i have a blog on my site but theres alot of things that this one can do that mine cant . Well im going to give it a go and see how i get on