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Wacom if no Cintiq????

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Has anyone mastered the Wacom tablet? I am hoping to find a bag of $$$$ to buy a Cintiq tablet to progress a digital sketching style. Although a Wacom is difficult because you are drawing in your lap, and waiting to see the results on the screen. A major disconnect.

 

Anyway, just wanted some opinions about the Wacom. Of course a Cintiq is better, but it would be cool if we could start posting ALL DIGITAL sketch examples. Nothing scanned in.

 

It just seems that pon a Wacom it is very difficult to get alot of detail with Painter or Sketch Book Pro. Comments? Thanks,

 

-sixfish www.coroflot.com/sixfish

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Guest gilty

Check out this site; the majority of these guys are all digital. The work is impressive and it's a very positive, helpful forum.

http://www.conceptart.org/forums/

 

BUT, since they're doing concept art, they are not restrained by such petty issues as dimensions and accuracy (as it relates to object/human scale).

 

My biggest conflict with Wacom sketching is keeping my forms developed realistically around the parameters, like the internal componenst. I demo'd a Cintiq for a few days and loved it!

 

Here's the only sample I could chase up of a Cintiq sketch (approx. 15 min.)

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drawing on your lap in not really necessary, if you have a large desk, where the tablet can lay on. A lot of exercise is needed though, to draw solid lines. Look at Renzsu's digital drawings with his wacom a4 tablet for nice results. I prefer to scan line drawings in and render them in painter of photoshop with a wacom tablet.

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To be hones, it takes a while to get used to using a tablet. If you keep trying though you should get better at it quickly. After a while you just sketch and look at the monitor at the same time, I never look at my tablet to see if I'm hitting a line or not, after all, that info is on the monitor, not on the tablet.

 

Cintiq sure is more intuitive, but also a lot more $$. If you have to money to spend, I'd get a cintiq, but on the other hand, there's a lot more stuff that can break down in a cintiq.. I can take my tablet with me to my parents easily and use it on their pc's as well..

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Guest sixfish

Thanks to all. The digital style certainly has an attractive, "airy" and light feel. It LOOKS faster. However I want to get to the point where I can actually do it faster. I agree with Renzsu, I never look at the tablet. It is like, strike a line, if wrong CONTROL Z and strike it till you get it right.

 

It just seems like it is way more difficult to get a solid, STRAIGHT and crisp line. Sometimes those are mandatory for details. I mean try sketching a computer keyboard on a Wacom! Difficult at best.

 

Renzsu, got any digital examples? Thanks again.

 

-sixfish

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I mean try sketching a computer keyboard on a Wacom! Difficult at best.

 

Renzsu, got any digital examples? Thanks again.

 

-sixfish

yeah, computer keyboards would be kinda hellish, but then again, I wouldn't draw every key in a freehand sketch anyways, just a general layout. The keys I would put in a seperate 2D drawing showing the individual keys.

 

examples:

 

http://www.productdesignforums.com/index.php?showtopic=10

http://www.productdesignforums.com/index.php?showtopic=11

http://www.student.io.tudelft.nl/io9697340...hbook/3cars.jpg

http://www.student.io.tudelft.nl/io9697340...tchbook/van.jpg

http://www.student.io.tudelft.nl/io9697340...book/jetski.jpg

http://www.student.io.tudelft.nl/io9697340...ercatamaran.jpg

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Guest gilty

since this is a collaborative forum, would others (1) participate and (2) find it useful if we did a quick round of PS/Painter Wacom sketches?

I'd suggest we pick a common subject (keyboard or something else) then generate concepts using the Wacom and the software of choice. The value would come in seeing how everyone approaches the same subject matter using different methods (ie: with or w/o paper sketch framework) Could be a great lunch break exercise.

 

Any takers?

Renszu, as board admin, you want to pick the subject?

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How about we do a weekly sketching session? One week, one subject, and during the week we can post our doodles and sketches? I'll start a new thread and we can post our sketches in that k?

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Guest Xriry

I'm in for it!

 

About the cintique vs board thing, One thing that i have noticed, is when i go home and work on a different sized monitor compared to the monitor size at work, it takes a while for me to adjust... another score for the cintique.

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I'm in for it!

 

About the cintique vs board thing, One thing that i have noticed, is when i go home and work on a different sized monitor compared to the monitor size at work, it takes a while for me to adjust... another score for the cintique.

you work on a fixed zoom setting (100%) then? I zoom in and out all the time when drawing, so I hardly notice different screen res'es when I use other computers..

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Guest mulletgod

On the topic of cintiq vs. wacom. they both have their pros and cons. Wacoms are so portable, you can throw it in your bag along with a laptop and work almost anywhere. But there is a bit of adjustment needed when you first start using it, looking at a screen instead of at the paper. The cintiq is amazing. But its pretty bulky at this point. So even with the stand they give you, its still hard to move and rotate the screen. But drawing right on the screen is so fluidwhen compared to a wacom. My vote at this point would be a wacom. Cintiqs are $2,000+ so wait until the price comes down a bit and they make it a little bit more portable, then there is no stopping it.

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Cintiqs have had a recent pricedrop that was pretty amazin.. but still, even after the drop they are pretty costly.. though if you need a new monitor as well..

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