Digital Painting Tablets

Posted by Sam Hayes On Sunday, October 25, 2009
After looking at some of last week's portraits (Especially Leo's and Simon's) i'd really like to start to learn digital painting. I've seen countless styles people use to paint digitally and as our next project is centered around concept art, i really need to crack on. Problem is, I don't have a tablet (I know its possible to use a mouse,but i'd prefer to start with a good drawing tablet), will the course department allow us to borrow one for the project and practice? If not, does anyone know a good place to pick one up for cheap. I've heard about the cheap Wacom Bamboo (From about £35), apparently, it's a bit small.

3 Responses to 'Digital Painting Tablets'

  1. tutorphil said...'> 25 October 2009 at 21:36

    Hi Sam,

    The dept has a number of tablets especially for the purpose of getting those unacquainted with digital painting up to speed; you may want to invest in your own tablet at some point, but you won't need to worry just yet...


  2.'> 26 October 2009 at 10:20

    Hi Sam,

    I would second what Phil has already posted, also the college ones are Wacom Intuos 4 iirc which is probably the best you can get without investing in a Wacom Cintiq (mega money). When it comes to tablets you really do get what you pay for in respects to response, feedback, and feel a good tablet is an investment that it is worth going without alcohol for. Damn if I could justify it I would go without food for a Cintiq. If you need any more advice then just give me a shout.


  3. Sam Hayes said...'> 26 October 2009 at 15:00

    Thanks Simon, I suppose I could go without food for a decent tablet, but then I wouldn't have the energy to use it. Subsituting alcohol is simply out of the question.

    I've picked a small cheap one up (About £40) just to get a feel for a tablet. I will aim to do all my proper work on one of the uni ones.


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