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Graphics Tablet

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 13, 2010, 12:05 PM






Ok I've seen some really impressive things on DA that were done with graphics tablets and heard alot about them.
So I figured I'd take the plunge and get one , I didn't want to drop a lot of coin because money is tight and if it turned out it wasn't my thing I wouldn't feel like I wasted a lot of cash.
This is the one I picked up: www.newegg.com/Product/Product…
Not super high price and it seems to have gotten pretty good reviews.
When it arrived I set it up and immediately thought I had made a mistake in getting it.
I know I'm not gonna set the world on fire with my drawing but suddenly I was drawing like a two year old.
I felt totally alien and awkward to me , I put it aside disgusted, but after about a hour or so thought to go online and look for some tutorials. And found this one: blog.dustyghost.com/?page_id=9 which helped quite a bit, enough to help me regain my interest in learning how to work with the tablet.
So it is at this point that I'd like to ask those of you out there who use a graphics tablets if you have any helpful hints , tricks or tips. Or any tutorials that you know of that would be helpful.
Also any particular software you would recommend.
To any who respond thanx in advance for any info.

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mojoncio Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
pffff...i start to paint with the tablet around two years ago and i still feel like a completely rookie...you ,ve to change your way of painting and think in layers and on,t be afraid of mistakes cause you always can erase it easy...and practice,practice,practice all the time you can...start with easy subjects and always try to sketch in paper..scan it and finish with the computer....you could see some good tutorials in digital tutors and the gnomon workshop dvd are expensive to buy...but you can download most of them....and don,t give up..you gonna spend tons of frustated hours but it,s the future and like artist can,t give the back to it
take care! and sorry about my dumb english
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Mr-Taboo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Thanx alot for your comment, yeah your English isn't that bad. Not as bad as the emails I get from Chinese tattoo supply places trying to sell me $5.oo tattoo machines :XD:
Yeah I can see where the possibilities are almost limitless with the tablets. Just picked up
Corel Painter 11 it's insane.

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mojoncio Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
yeah...it,s the bonb...i,m trying right now...better then photoshop
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