hello from england... and some questions
I do a lot of pen, brush and ink drawings (just as a hobby) and have become really interested in developing my projects digitally... good progress so far.
So I'm planning to buy a Wacom graphics tablet in the next few weeks and I have a couple of questions about this.
This first thing is, and this will sound really stupid, because I don't know the first things about graphics tablets, but I have a drawing style where I rest my hand on the paper a lot when adding detail, thus I use a masking strip under my hand so it doesn't smudge... and I'm worried about how to deal with the same problem on a Wacom. Can anyone clarify if this will be a problem and any possible solutions. (Learning not to rest my hand on the paper is not gonna happen!) Is there a 'hand guard' product?
Second thing, any recommendations for a graphics tablet for around £150? (Buying in the UK)
thanks a lot and i look forward to learning more from this site
He and welcome to the cafe.
I just bought the Wacom Intuos4L board for using on my photographs. I also rest my hand on the board and it doesn't have an effect so go on and buy on! I really like the board so far, but didn't really start using it (still getting to know it).
If you want a board beneath that kind a money you'll get a very small board or not a wacom (maybe a Trust?).
Get Wacom if you can. Go for Intuos. If you can't afford it, get the bamboo.
If you wear a photographers glove, it will solve the sweaty hand/grabbing problem
[Edited on 8/5/2009 by kiwicolin]
Welcome contingo! The wacom is great to use although right from the start it's going to take some time to get used to. It's that hand eye coordination thing.
Have fun, Randy
THanks guys... can't wait to get one and I think I'll up the budget a bit to secure a decent model. I might go to the London Apple Store to try some out although I'm sure online is cheaper.
I'm prepared for a learning curve – anything would be better than my current touchpad which has seen me almost smash the keyboard a few times! At the moment I have to do the initial sketching on paper and then scan it in to continue in PS... when my scanner broke I was reduced to taking photos of my sketches! madness!!!
Hello and welcome to the cafe.
Wacom all the way!