practising with my new digital tablet
Thank you for all the advice on graphics tablets. it was very helpful. In the end I went for the Bamboo as some were just too expensive for me to justify.
It has just arrived and I've been learning what it can do.
I'm very glad I bought it - I love the variety of marks that the pressure sensitive tablet allows. I'm still on a learning curve at the moment but these are my first attempts at playing with it.
It came bundled with Corel Paint Essentials - these were done using this. (fun!)
Detail of doodle above:
I can see this being very very useful in illustrations particularly.
And other doodles and close up:
I find the way you can change tools fascinating - oil paint one minute and pastel the next, meaning a wide range of marks to draw on. This last one is a mix of oil and acrylic brushes, pastel, pencil and smudging tools.
Sorry it's been quiet here for a while - due to a bug (me, not computer) and feeling washed out after I was over it, plus pressure of work.
Some 'real' painting will follow soon ....
Any advice on using the wacom pad or programme gratefully received :>) (I did watch the looong but useful videos that came with it).