Nice first effort. Any difficulty you had isn't apparent in the sketch. I think I want a cintiq and then after messing with one for 10 minutes I'm wanting a pencil. Take a very fine grain sand paper to the screen and it will give you a better tooth Jeff
Don't sandpaper your cintiq! I'm kidding!
Heh... your bad Cintiq drawing would be one of my good ones!
I've never liked how the wacom pen feels on the tablet surface. I wonder if any technician is working on that problem. We don't normally think about how the activity of drawing engages the sense of touch. Maybe there are people that miss that smell of turpentine when you paint on the screen. Or that sound of the crow quill scratching across the paper.
We need rumble pens
Bah! Eliminating nuisance and mess of mixing paints and having the space to work far outweighs the "touch" factor. I will probably never give up drawing and painting on paper and canvas completely, but having it all conveniently at my fingertips in my trusty tablet can't be beat. Like all media, it just takes some getting used to it. Hey Dok, haven't you been using a cintiq for a while... what do you think?
I agree totally with the virtues of eliminating the mess and smell of mixing paint. I'm not enthused about the "touch" of wet media on the canvas or paper anyway. But for the foundation of the piece, I find that I prefer putting real pencil to real paper for the touch factor, then scanning it in to be colored and tweaked in Photoshop. Pencil is a nice dry media and not as messy as something like chalk pastel(which I dislike). This of course is not as portable as doing everything on a laptop, so I may eventually need to get over it.
I heard rumor of Mac releasing a tablet pc next year. My prayers have been answered!!! And I think there are Cintiq pens with a tooty nib for your drawing pleasure.
I've been using a Cintiq ever since I got here at High Moon in April. I like 'em. I painted up that print I made of a girl riding a rocket on it.
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