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New Graphic Tablet

Posted by Whispers on November 2, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Craigslist is such a beautiful place! Who would'a thought you could buy used in good condition gadgets for a fraction of the cost? (I know you do, but I didn't) I am starting to open up to the idea of selling and buying stuff online. I bought this Wacom Intuos3 tablet in great condition (it seems almost bought, used for less than 6 months, and stored away since).

Like a beginner, I'm STILL learning how to control the pen, as I have never been able to do anything quite like it before.... well, does signing my name on the register screen thing at the grociery count? Anyways, you all know that since I can't afford products like photoshop, I'm always searching for software like it in my budget: free.

I found this great open source software (I believe it's linux based) illustration/paint/sketching program called MyPaint. To sum it up: WHY THE beep HAVE I NOT SEEN IT BEFORE? It's awesome!

Warning though: It's SOLELY for drawing from scratch. No photo editing.

Anyways, I wanted to show you guys what I have learned in less than 30 minutes with this pen. So I took an old picture I've created, which I've been DYING to re-edit (but haven't had the time to comit to doing for 2 months to halfway complete via mouse).

Before


After


I mean, OBVIOUSLY it's not perfect, but I mean, you get the point. Alot more freedom with the pen tool, and it took me less than 15 minutes to outline, than it would have with a mouse (which would have taken hours, or even days if I didn't want to long term commit each day).

I'll continue practicing obviously, but so far so good, I can see myself really improving with this.

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