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Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:54 pm
by OneEye589
Or you could have a monitor AND a Cintiq. It's pretty much a big tablet that shows the screen on it, too.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:23 am
by knolli
Thank you guys. Now I know what I always wanted for birthday. Is there a specific model you can recommend? And/or good tutorials for the major programs. These are so complex nowadays that you need months to fight your way through the documantations.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:41 am
by BFenix
Exploring and messing around is the best tutorial you can follow. I usually search online or ask the pros when I'm stuck on something. If you feel more comfortable, go ahead. There are plenty of free "classes" available for download for new artists.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:44 am
by OneEye589
If you want a Bamboo, the basic, $70 version works great. If you want something more special, just make sure it's name brand. They're all pretty good.

As for the programs, Adobe has free starter tutorials on their website I think, if that's what you're talking about. I don't know about Gimp or anything like that, but there's probably tutorials on YouTube.

EDIT: And searching for "Photoshop tutorials" or "Illustrator tutorials" brings up websites with hundreds of cool walkthroughs on how to do certain things in programs.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:54 am
by Tzan
knolli wrote:Thank you guys. Now I know what I always wanted for birthday. Is there a specific model you can recommend? And/or good tutorials for the major programs. These are so complex nowadays that you need months to fight your way through the documantations.


If you mean a tablet, get a Wacom.
I have a Large Intuos, its probably too big. So get a Small or Medium.
If you want to spend less money get a Bamboo.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:09 am
by knolli
Thanks for the advise.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:29 pm
by samuelzz10
Just wondering, I'm looking into tablets too and I wanted to know how smooth wacom tablets are. I need a tablet that has a little bit of resistance so the pen isn't sliding when I draw.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 10:50 pm
by OneEye589
What do you mean? Like the actual physical resistance of the pen on the tablet?

It's usually not a slick surface, it's a matte plastic. It feels fairly similar to if you were to draw with a pencil in a sketchbook. Obviously the tablet doesn't have much give.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:09 am
by Keldoclock
With the Wacom I had, you could replace the pen nib with some different textured and even spring loaded ones to simulate paintbrushes or pencils  or pens.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:31 am
by Tzan
All the current Wacom models have a textured drawing surface.
When I got my first tablet back in 1997 it was slick plastic and felt like slipping on ice.
But after 50 hours or so, you get used to it.

Re: Computer Drawing

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:54 pm
by samuelzz10
Oh ok. Thanks for the information