What are some tips for learning to use a tablet? I recently bought a Bamboo tablet(Not the Bamboo Fun), and it feels as though it is too sensitive when I'm drawing. I've tried changing some of the settings to no avail. Also, was this the correct tablet to buy?
Like the others have said it really is just a matter of getting a lot of practice, just like drawing on paper. It's strange at first but eventually you will get used to separating the motions of your hand and what you see on the screen.
As far as sensitivity goes, this is really just a matter of the size of the tablet you buy, which is why the larger tablets are so much more expensive. You could keep going with the (I am assuming small) Bamboo or upgrade to a larger size. As someone who has owned 2 graphires, an Intuos, and now works on a Cintiq I can speak from personal experience that if you plan on taking digital art seriously the upgrade is very much worth it, the Bamboo and similar lines of product are designed mainly for casual or light use.
I'm going to start out on this for a while and if I do end up sticking with it I will probably buy a new one. Also I'll probably post some picture I've drawn to get some critique, others may do so as well. I also need to learn how to shade well so that I can learn how to color well.
I've found, and this is just my personal experience, that learning the fundamentals of drawing like line weight, shading, and coloring are best learned with more traditional media, it is just more intuitive. With digital art there are more degrees of separation between you and the concept you are trying to learn. Strictly for learning groundwork processes pencil and paper (and oil paints) have worked best for me. Physically mixing paints and moving a brush across canvas then seeing the finished product is satisfying in a way I think digital work can't be. I still prefer working traditionally but there are just sometimes where that just is not practical which is why I use tablets.
Learn to draw on paper first. You should at least get line weight variation down before starting too heavily on your tablet as its sensitivity can make consistency difficult.
I do know the basics of shading etc. although I could probably use more practice with coloring.
Can I just get your opinion on which of these flash files has better walking animation and which looks better in general.
I liked the first one better. Like >>99 said, try to get some knees in there, heighten the distance the feet rises and you should be good.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Here's the flash I've been working on till now.
Opinions and suggestions are very welcome!
Nice. The only thing I'd change is that the light when Quickman comes out of the door would probably look better if they looked more like the sun beams used later in the video.
Better than I was expecting. You really need to work on your perspective, though.
So if any of you have seen /a/'s draw threads, people request something, a drawfag makes it. Well this picture I made they said looks like it was drawn by a 14 year old its so bad. Is it true? Am I that incompetent? I'd spoiler it for NSFW, but doesn't work here.
I am a bit drunk now; but faped already.
Yeah, it's shit, bro. Also, those threads are fucking cancer. That exact same deviantart thread has been reposted over 300 times in a row.
OP I know this is going to annoy you, but find a model and use it for reference before you draw. You'll never be good otherwise.
I don't even know if thats a 14 year old's drawing. Hell, I can't draw that well even now.
now that we can make our own desktop pets, we need to make our own desktop pets.
people still use these? what the fuck, its like I'm really in 1998.
Stuff I made on the previous board. Go ahead and post your own stuff if you want too.
>If you want to too.
No edit. Must actually proof read now before pressing post.