Anonymous: What tablet do you have and do you have tips for a beginner digital artist?
By the way, I meant which kind as in the Bamboo Splash or the Bamboo regular one, etc. Do you recommend it?
- I use the Bamboo CTL-460 for all my digital work these days. I also own a Wacom Intuos 3 (which was the first tablet I started with) and Monoprice graphics tablet, and have used them both quite extensively. The latter two are superior in terms of pressure sensitivity but I find the older Bamboo to be more comfortable to work with. It’s just personal preference. If you’re new to digital art (and even if you’re not), the Monoprice is a very economical tablet that’s also excellent quality and I know quite a few artists recommend it very highly (some have even given up their more pricey Wacoms in favour of one).
- Tips: basically… draw a lot. Just like with traditional art, or any other form of art, familiarise yourself with the tools at your disposal. Use your tablet to mess around with your chosen program(s) (Photoshop, Painter, whatever). Get comfortable with them. Find out what you can do with them. Don’t focus too much on smaller details like what kinds of brushes people use — amazing works have been created by individuals only utilising the default PS ones (and personally I’ve found that accumulating tons of different brushes, particularly within a short period of time, can make things unnecessarily troublesome). Looking up tutorials can also help, but make sure you don’t get hung up on reading about how to make art rather than actually making art.
Hope that helps!
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Aww, thank you anon, that’s awfully nice of you to say! I hope you have a wonderful day yourself :)
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