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Post By L00fahxxJUnki3. 22/10/11, 06:51 am

Since i don' has myself a tablet -too poor- i must use mouse. The work is painstaking and the results are less than admirable.
Considering this, are tablets easy to use?
DO you prefer tablet or mouse? Or another method o.o -TELL ME! :)-

Also i'd love to see any art ^^ -state whether you used mouse or tablet yes?-

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Post By ox0kristen0xo. 22/10/11, 09:22 am

I've got a Wacom Intuos3. It's really good and makes it real easy to draw. Don't do that much drawing though tbh, but use the tablet lots in my graphic design work.

Here's a sketch using it that I started like a year and a half ago:

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I can't see how people can draw anything using a mouse. I find it amazing that people are able to xD
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Post By Highlander. 22/10/11, 09:48 am

I have a cheap crappy tablet, and don't do much drawing. But for drawing it's much better than a mouse. If I did much drawing I would get a larger better tablet. But just a cheap as one, as long as it's not the really small ones, makes a difference.
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Post By lil-craka. 22/10/11, 10:21 am

Tablet FTW! ..i did this with a tablet....

anywayz...the transition between mouse to tablet is a pain but it is well worth it in the end...
you could also get a really cheap tablet at Richard ... Bamboo... for about $200

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Post By L00fahxxJUnki3. 22/10/11, 10:57 am

I think that i'll be investing in a tablet soon :)
Thanks for the input guys ^.^ very helpful. some SWEET art too Very Happy
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Post By Highlander. 22/10/11, 11:35 am

That is a good price for a bamboo. But if you don't have that much then even a $60 tablet is an improvement.
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Post By L00fahxxJUnki3. 22/10/11, 12:59 pm

N00b Q: Would a medium sized tablet be enough for drawing?
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Post By damian. 22/10/11, 01:15 pm

If a smaller one is all you can afford, it's good enough. (I forget what size is considered small, medium or large heh orz)

I'm still using my Wacom Bamboo from five years ago, got the smallest size I could since I couldn't afford any bigger, and even though I still dream of buying a bigger one one size up eventually, my tiny tablet's serving me well still. Of course, I'm only a hobbyist and draw for fun so....

EDIT: my tablet's a 4" x 6", and i still manage to chunk out stuff like here. as mentioned, it's a bit small but it's definitely useable.


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Post By ox0kristen0xo. 22/10/11, 01:15 pm

Mine's 21cm x 16cm. I think it's about 8x6". Wouldn't go for anything much smaller or you can't do a proper stroke with your pen (if you get what I mean).
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Post By lil-craka. 23/10/11, 04:40 am

Hmmmm the one i have is rather good.. not too small..not too big Very Happy

all the details are here HERE Very Happy

Though mine looks abit bigger than the one in the pic :/
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Post By Rikki-Leigh. 23/10/11, 06:21 am

Mine's too small for my liking, and I've got a Wacom Bamboo FUN Medium size. I've had it for a couple years and if you're looking for a tablet that lasts, go with Wacom, definitely.

Only reason mine feels too small is because I'm used to drawing on A4 and A3 paper so I'm used to having all the room and switching between the two puts me off.

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Post By L00fahxxJUnki3. 24/10/11, 03:01 am

Wacom here i come Very Happy
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Post By ROCKiwi. 30/10/11, 11:48 am

the one I use is a USB ultra slim drawing tablet. it's 30cm by 25cm. got it under $200. it's got pressure sensors which it great. if you continue drawing, I recommend you use a tablet or later you will pay the price with your shoulder. nono

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Post By Highlander. 31/10/11, 03:14 pm

Of course you have already decided. But for anyone else I agree with ROCKiwi. Chances of OOS/carpel tunnel/tennis elbow/etc are very much higher with intensive mouse use. And these can be lifelong problems affecting doing pretty much anything. But even with tablets or normal drawing still watch the way you hold/use the pen and any level of fatigue in the hand/arm/shoulder. You should be relaxed when doing anything. Take micro breaks and breaks and stretch when needed. Set your work area up properly. Of course drawing should have relatively few of these problems. But mice are one of the worse thing ever invented for causing gradual injuries.
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Post By EternalOutsider. 06/10/12, 01:32 pm

Old topic, but i will throw in my 2c

Don't draw with a mouse, just don't. They were never designed for it. They are for precision point and click, not for expressive gestures.

If you cant afford a tablet there is nothing wrong with drawing on paper and scanning/photographing it. A good old school tip is to sketch your drawing fist in light blue/cyan coloured pencil, and then ink over it in in regular black. When you scan it you can very easily expose it so the blue is not picked up.

I will still often draw on paper first. Even a tablet can be a bit encumbering, specially if you want to draw unusual angels. So easy just to rotate a physical piece of paper. Not so easy in photoshop (without going in to technicalitys).

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Post By Lost in Shangri-La. 02/03/13, 04:01 pm

Don't draw with a mouse... I used to draw with mouse for years and ended up with really terrible wrist pain, it still cracks heaps every time I move my wrist... =__=||

So anyway, I found life a lot better after I bought a tablet. Very Happy

I'm really cheap and can't afford wacom.
So I have a Genius tablet. It was only 70 bucks NZD, 8'' by 6'' I think... and it works just as good as the fancy expensive tablets I reckon.
I've had it for 3 years so far and still lovin it and find no problem with it! *thumbs up*
http://www.geniusnet.com/wSite/ct?xItem=16838&ctNode=174
I think this is the one I use...


oops, I'm 5 months too late to the discussion!! D:< dammit!

But still, Genius > Wacom! I can buy 4 genius tablets for the price of one Wacom. tsk. And my cheap as genius tablet has never failed on me. hah!
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