Well, it's not really compulsory to abandon traditional art, is it?LVUER wrote:1. Drawing with mouse is slow, hurt your wrist (careful with RSI, k?), and can't tap full potential of some software.SmileyFace wrote: IKR! Drawing with a tablet is hard. D':
I got mine I think like three weeks ago and I still struggle with drawing a line that Isn't wobbly or shaky.
(and when I do I had spent like 10 minutes on just that one line.)
Two things I do to help practice my tablet drawing skills:
- Replace my mouse with my tablet.
- Try drawing traditionally without looking at the page but at the object you are looking at. This helps with hand-eye coordination.
2. Why should you draw traditionally without looking at your page? That would be missing the whole point of drawing "not-digitally". Remember you can't use those nifty eraser, magic-wand, layers, and undo feature in traditional method.
Instead of giving up on tablet, you could try one or several of these method:
1. Practice hard (no pain, no gain) using tablet. Abandon traditional method and concentrate on digital way. Don't forget to exploit your software.
2. Remember that when sketching, you could use more line since you will use different layer anyway (not like some of traditional method where you ink on top of your sketch).
3. Buy Cintiq. This tablet works like touchscreen. You could see the drawing on the tablet.
If all fails... you could always hold SHIFT when making the line ^_^ This will guarantee to make a smooth, straight line in some software (photoshop, flash, etc).
I mean, that's how I get ideas. I draw random stuffs on paper
and SZHAAM, I get an idea XD
But I'm sure what you meant is the method right?
I still think that traditional art is easier though, since all you need is a pencil and a paper!
But I'm not good at colouring them -.-
And the SHIFT, does it work with SAI too?