I am really enjoying coming here daily to see designs people have created. It's definatly inspired me to do better and to get back into designing. I"ve spent too many years playing video games. I enjoy seeing what others come up with. I will post some designs soon that I've been working on. I love watching videos artist have put on youtube, really has helped me define my style. I noticed i'm lacking in technology. I do not own a drawing tablet and often get frustrated using a mouse. Haven't gotten into scanning my art in yet, but trying to ink over it with a mouse isn't something I'm probably going to do, so hopefully I can afford a drawing tablet soon, probably going to sell my xbox and games so I can get it sooner than later, got lots of ideas pouring out of my head just frustrated with trying to build them up with a mouse.
  • jumpy

    draw with pen and paper and scan them, lots of the great artists here do it this way or used to do it this way. Dont let technology get in the way. Create.
  • spazmeer

    Oh I do, and will, its just that when I want to ink things I prefer to do it after it's scanned an on the computer but just using a mouse takes too long you know. Especially with all the shading and getting all the lines right with thickness and so on.
  • CLOSERThanMOST

    Just one of the Wacom Bamboo/fun will be more than enough for inking and colouring your work after scanning. I've got the Intuous and I've never used it to its full potential as of yet.
  • spazmeer

    Well the thing for me is, I've tried using regular tablets, the ones that don't have the built in screens on the tablet that shows the art work, its the grayed out ones, and I had trouble looking up at the monitor and drawing on the tablet, I'm used to seeing where my hand goes, so I've been looking at the Cintiq models, especially the 13HD.
  • thefERs

    Older Versions of the Cintiqs arent that bad either. I`m using a 12 Year old 15" Cintiq with a 1024x768 Px Screen but its pretty accurate when it comes to Lines and stuttering. And i would guess its fairly cheap nowadays ^^

    Or you take a klook at at the following DIY Cintiqs

    http://tabletmod.com
  • spazmeer

    I've looked those up, even the Cintiq 12, but I do not want to buy a used one, as I'll be using it frequently. The 13HD is cheaper on amazon compared too the 12, which I thought was odd. And I wasn't able to find any new Cintiq 15's. I'm looking at other brands, but nothing seems to promising. I did look at the DIY, impressive, but not my cup of tea, i'm not that technically minded.
  • jumpy

    try the Yiynova tablets, there is a cheap 10" DP10u $369 or a bigger (better?) model at around $599
    see frenden's great reviews on them all http://frenden.com/tagged/review


  • deekin

    jumpy said:draw with pen and paper and scan them, lots of the great artists here do it this way or used to do it this way. Dont let technology get in the way. Create.

    I only use my tablet for editing in photoshop. I draw everything by hand, scan it, and take it into Ps to clean up a bit and add color and texture if needed. Keep it simple. No need to go crazy and get super technical, unless that's your steez..
  • spazmeer

    I looked up the Yiynova models, I may just go with one of there drawing tablets with a screen display for something to start with. I've tried those regular tablets but I've...struggled haha. I notice that I do better on photoshop or illustrator, when it comes to shading and coloring, I can't do jack on paper to save my life, besides sketching, which is what I build off of, but as of lately trying to digitally ink characters with a mouse has been...more time consuming than I want it too be and frustrating that I stop. And with all the ideas popping out of my head that I want to see in ink and color will eventually get closer too crazy and super technical, but not like some people I've seen. I would love to get to their level but I got so much too learn and I'm hitting youtube hard watching tutorials
  • spazmeer

    And it makes more sense to sketch out your ideas on paper, then ink digitally, and if you mess up, just...alt Z or something hehe. I know it's more important to sketch ideas onto paper, easier to bring up ideas that way, then work into the digital realm of things and bring it more to life with adding inked lines and color/shading.
  • spazmeer

    Frenden is winning me over with his MSP19U.
  • spazmeer

    Bought a Yiynova MSP19U from The Panda City on Amazon, hope to get some art digitally inked and on here soon :D Love this place!

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