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Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:32 pm

finally, now i can draw in MS paint! photoshop would be easier though...

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Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:38 pm

Wow thanks! Very helpful ^_^

Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:45 am

I was wondering how much those tablet things cost. Last thing I heard was 400 dollars for one.

Sun Jul 02, 2006 6:42 pm

Actually not that much if you get a basic. I use a graphire 2 which I got a million years ago, and it still serves me well. That costs around $99. You CAN go as hardcore as the $3000 Cintiq (which I would DIE to have), but it is not necessary.

I would not recommend getting a brand other than 'Wacom' though, they are extremely cheap imitations of the Wacom Graphire.

Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:33 pm

What the difference, what do they do exactly, lol I'm a bit new at coloring on the computer. I'm planning on getting a cheap one though.

Sun Jul 02, 2006 8:50 pm

Uhhh Tablets use a pen-like input to simulate normal drawing. You draw on the tablet and it controls the cursor on your computer. And it's pressure sensetive, so you can control how dark, or large, the brush in photoshop is.

The difference between different models is usually size and sensetivity. If you have a larger tablet, it's a lot easier to get the control and effect that you want without zooming in really far in photoshop. The cintiq is actually a pressure-sensetive monitor.

Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:09 pm

I personally don't see the point in getting a tablet at this stage. As far as I'm concerned, it's better to learn the basics using natural/physical tools. But maybe that's just me.

Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:51 pm

spikecomix wrote:Uhhh Tablets use a pen-like input to simulate normal drawing. You draw on the tablet and it controls the cursor on your computer. And it's pressure sensetive, so you can control how dark, or large, the brush in photoshop is.

The difference between different models is usually size and sensetivity. If you have a larger tablet, it's a lot easier to get the control and effect that you want without zooming in really far in photoshop. The cintiq is actually a pressure-sensetive monitor.

Oh, well I guess I'll get one when I get better at drawing cause, compared to most people I suck, people say the drawings i do look good but it doesn't meet the standards I want them to.

Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:12 am

Yoshi wrote:I personally don't see the point in getting a tablet at this stage. As far as I'm concerned, it's better to learn the basics using natural/physical tools. But maybe that's just me.


They do operate on the same principles. If you don't have the motor skills for a pen you don't have the motor skills for a tablet. (I'm not talking about you, Yoshi, just in general XD) A tablet becomes useful when you are strong in drawing and are feeling inhibited by a mouse when colouring.

Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:14 am

If you have $400 to use on art tools, I'd say photoshops a key tool. If you have that then I would just pick up a scanner.
A tablet wont make you better, it will just put the art on the computer instead of paper. But I can pick up 25,000 sheets of paper for free, so I prefer it :P (family owns a printing company)

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:21 pm

Ok heres another question, what do you all use to ink your drawings cause I can't find anythng good enough to ink with.

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:34 pm

I don't know about otherss but I follow the "blue line" method and ink with a 0.5 Gen. Ink Pen, Fine Point Sharpie and Large Chisel Sharpie.

Yields decent results.

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:57 pm

If you want a decent imitation of Photoshop go for Paint Shop Pro. You get it for 40 bucks since it's not brand name. It doesn't have all of the features of Photoshop but it's more than sufficent for a beginner.

I ink in PSP too because real pens bleed.

Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:59 pm

I heard adobe illustrator goes over the drawings for youu and inks it but I can't get it to the computer I use for art.

Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:07 pm

Serafina wrote:I ink in PSP too because real pens bleed.


I've never actually had any problems with the ink bleeding. My only problem is my sometimes shaky hands.

Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:41 pm

Yoshi wrote:
Serafina wrote:I ink in PSP too because real pens bleed.


I've never actually had any problems with the ink bleeding. My only problem is my sometimes shaky hands.


It might just be the sketchbook paper that I'm using. What kind of paper do you ink on?

Sun Jul 09, 2006 9:44 pm

Standard 11x14 sheets. I buy the cheap $5 sketch books. Thick paper though, which is what I like.

Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:55 pm

Heh I feel cheap cause I use computer paper to do my drawings. But still does anyone know a certein brand of markers that are cheap and good at inking.

Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:05 pm

Now those will be most helpful, thanks to everyone uploading/making tutorials :D

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Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:35 pm

Um i just use a ball point pen i bought at Target for 2 bucks...

Edit: WHOA, need to lok at dates...hehe

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Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:57 am

Is there an sprite tutorial in this thread?
Coz I really need it now....

Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:25 pm

what's the best way to do inking with pens?

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Wed May 16, 2007 2:31 am

Hi guys

I am new here and I am applude with awe by the art you guys managed to do. I was wondering, whether you can help me with some art problem I have.

I have beeen trying to this type of effect for years but I can never get the result. I managed to see this kind of "effect" everywhere in most places. And I was wondering do any of you guys know how to do this effect.

Image

Please and thank you very much

Oh. I almost forgot, here is my deviant page

Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:53 am

Im not sure if this is the right place or I should make a seperate thread, but the Andrew Loomis series of drawing books is available online now. They've been out of print for like 15 or 20 years and his family (he died some time ago) has refused to re-publish them.

This is a must, I REPEAT A MUST HAVE, for any aspiring artist. All the books are available for download on this link, get them now because I doubt this link will be up indefinately.

http://acid.noobgrinder.com/Loomis/

Mon Jun 04, 2007 7:17 pm

I'd like some help-O with drwing little girls...and makin' them look creepy.

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im not a pedo
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