What are your thoughts on the move me towards digital tools in
cartooning, i.e. Wacom tablets etc.? Do you search tools yourself? If
so, do you have any recommendations for a starter tablet?
Thanks for your help,
It took me almost a year to transition to digital when I finally “went for it.”
I started on a Wacom Intuos. I used that for years. Then I moved onto the Cintiq.
I tried a whole bunch of ‘non-wacom’ tablets over the years. Including Surface Pro and Wacom Stylus on the iPad. None of them came close to what Wacom delivered.
Sound like I am selling Wacom yet? They should be giving me money!
The plunge into the Cintiq is a pretty sizeable sum. But it does give you the ability to draw right onto the screen! A very natural transition from paper to digital.
But I’ll be honest, I wish I still had my Intuos. It took a while for my brain to understand that I was drawing on one surface and my art was appearing on another.
When I moved onto the Cintiq I felt like my hand was always in the way of what I was seeing. I never realized how stupid and big my hand was!
The other thing about the Cintiq is that unless you get the stand-alone models you will limited in your portability. You are chained to the location where you set that thing up.
I have the 13HD and it is somewhat “portable” but I have cables hanging everywhere. You got 3 cables. A standalone power, an HDMI cable and a USB cable. You don’t realize what a pain in the butt it is until your laptop is dying and you have to find 2 plugins to keep drawing.
Now the Intuos. It has 1 cable…a USB and it fits nicely over most keyboard laptops. So you can either put it in your lap or place it over your laptop keyboard and use the express keys and stylus to navigate just about on your laptop.
One last thing. Go larger if you have the budget. The “small” of any of these tablets is always going to be too small and is just going to cause frustrations. The reason is this: If you have a 15″ screen on your computer and you get a 6″ tablet then you really get this disconnect in your head. Let’s say you want to draw a circle on screen that is 1 inch in diameter. Well, on the tablet you are going to be drawing a circle as small as .5 inch or less according to how much smaller your tablet is than your screen.
I hope that at least gives you some insight. Perhaps too much insight! If you have a more specific question just let me know and I’ll shoot it out to you.
Also, it just occurred to me that this might be of interest to other artists. Mind if I use your question and it’s answer on my website at briandunaway.com and/or comicscoasttocoast.com?
Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation.
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a 1997 American martial arts action film directed by John R. Leonetti. Based on the Mortal Kombat series of fighting games, the film is the sequel to 1995’s Mortal Kombat . It stars Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Irina Pantaeva and James Remar.
MK: Annihilation (1997) – Like a really BAD interpretation of a really FUN video game. No wait…it’s not LIKE that…it IS that. Finish Me.
So far so good. Mortal Kombat Song…Good. Mortal Kombat Logo. good. 1st Film recap…good.
Bunch of monks in front of a green screen….not the worst thing that has ever happened.
Not sure if special effects bad…or trying to use stylized recreation of Mortal Kombat.
Mother has a dead tooth.
I have the power Khan.
This is Saturday morning TV Bad.
This is dumb as dirt…but is a pretty good representation of the video game.
“You hide behind a human?”
This is another one of them “The actors trusted that the scene they were filming was going to look good.”
You killed Cage! Ahhh hell nah! Pretty sure we are going to see a Zombie Cage.
Wonder if Khan failed out of Chiropractor School?
Mother is resurrected…that gives us hope for Luke Cage.
The Elder Gods do not know.
6 Days before Annihilation.
Rayden has no powers in out world.
We are the only hope and we must act as a team. So we got to get past our differences.
Did we mention the team thing?
We have harnessed the hot air to travel in our speed balls….
That is some Quake sounding electricity
I have no use for excuse!
We don’t walk…we flip or slide in Netherworld.
Oh wow…he knows our weakness. Do not underestimate the power of the human spirit! I got one of them!
The whole effects budget was spent on Katana’s Fan Blades…as it should be.
Sub Zero Wins!
That sure seems like a lot of effort to make a snow bridge when everybody has long jump skills.
Subzero and Scorpion is my favorite dynamic of all the characters…which ain’t saying much…but there it is.
Everybody knows Scorpion has the teleporting skill. You truly are a sucker if you didn’t see that coming.
Do we still say “Yeah. That is what I am talking about?”
Sonya Blade…crop top and shorts…great uniform
Why do droids need dreds? Dreds for Droids?
Jaxx has a lot of questions and answers about the word “What”
is Sonya a chemist?
Ahh…the old self destruct upon death sequence.
Got to give it to Sonya and Jaxx for actually jumping away from an explosion.
ha! 2nd tier boss repeats 1st tier boss “no mercy” phrase.
Hey…2nd tier boss…you are dispensing judgment that you were dismissed from.
What is my Animality?
Look here apache warrior (Night Wolf) ….I don’t need you. ok…I need you.
Dream state! Time for the drugs.
Should have taken the slow way..probably involved a peace pipe and smoking instead of the back of an axe.
Is he Reptilian? spoiler!
Hi Jade. Perhaps you should keep that animal skin on…it’s snowing out here. Now let’s get it on!
Jade…a woman scorned.
Should have taken the slow way.
I am a bit of a Asian Martial Arts snob. I only enjoy watching Asians fight in the martial arts.
Thank you for the spit fluid. By the way…I would way prefer spit from a mouthful of water over a mucus filled snot spit.
Who’s Johnny? Jaxx say…he ask in that special way…Who Johnny, Jaxx say.
Sai Cam! Hey! You ain’t Katana!
ha! Now we are mud wrestling? Aight. But I do kind of enjoy the tire break remix song.
You released my dragon!
As always…you are granted 3 questions with the gods. Followed up by 2 questions of our own.
Jaxx likes Jades legs.
Rayden thinks Jaxx is sexy as well.
What an annoying power…screaming to destory.
These bad guys laugh too much.
It’s a trap.
Bad guys who want others to bow at his feet.
I always enjoyed Baraka in the game…here…he looks like a troll.
Sheeva and Motaro were kind of disappointing in this movie.
Yo, Forget your gods.
Your dad is an elder god?
Sha-Khan is my brother!
No matter how stupid this movie gets….I still get excited when I hear them say something from the game…like “Finish Him”
Something to fight for!
Do they ever answer why they keep letting the good guys live? What we the benefit of letting them live?
This movie is a family affair. Mother’s against mother. Brother against Brother. Brother against Centaur.
If you are going to build a team. you have to have conflict between the characters in the team. Johnny Cage was good at that. But they killed him in the first 5 minutes. The same reason TMNT are always at odds. Because when they finally cast off conflict they are able to win.
haha…what the hell is Liu Kang?
This is perhaps the worstest CG in a movie from it’s time period
Shao-Kahn is portrayed as a buffoon through most of the movie. Not much of a finale.
Like folding up a god. it’s weird.
High Five Jax!
Fire and Water have restored Rayden? That’s 2 elements.
Welcome to episode 334. Today, we watch “The Shining”!
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.
Join Scott, Randy, Dunaway, and Ibbott as they stay away from the old lady in 237.