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#2282 From: Rocheleh
Date: Thu Feb 13, 2003 7:10 am
Subject: Graphics tablets, Re: Negative Psi rochelehhakt...
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fortune faychild wrote:
> Off topic question. was it someone here who said they used a pc imput
> graphics tablet to do rv sessions? I've ordered one from ebay a JamStudio so
> if it was someone onlist please let me know.
I mentioned tablets, yes; but not doing RV with them, just to digitise
my session sketches with them when my scanner fails. (Which happens from
time to time.) I put the sketch under the drawing area (there's a
semi-transparent overlay that can be folded up) and trace it over.
I have thought about doing RV sessions with a keyboard, with the
ideogram being "slam the keys fast". (Don't laugh! I'm serious!) But I
haven't tried it yet.
I think RVing with a tablet is completely doable when you're used to the
tablet. Oh! Maybe what you were thinking of is this, I don't think I
mentioned this on-list though; once I mused about how sketching could be
cooler with a tablet since you have lots of colours and brushes just one
click away, it's not like a single ballpoint pen and that's all.
I haven't tried a JamStudio model personally, my experience has been
limited to Genius and Wacom tablets this far. The conclusion: don't ever
buy a Genius tablet. They might not look bad at first glance, and
they're cheap, but they have a very, very short life. At least so I have
found. Wacom is the ultimate, but their stuff is expensive. I currently
own a Wacom Intuos A4 regular tablet, and I love it. I personally use it
for 2D artwork, Photoshop/Painter style, rather large images (covers,
posters, illustrations etc.) and it's excellent for this use. But I
think if you want to do webdesign, or something like that, this would be