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  • Wacom Art

    I am starting this thread as a venue for displaying Wacom artwork. Please only display work completed on your Wacom, or other tablets.

    Reason:

    I spent weeks looking for the right Wacom. I looked everywhere and just didnt feel satisfied. I really wanted to read what others had to say about thier Wacoms.... the sizes, the functions, and so on....... I also wanted to see a variety of artwork done using tablets.

    I would like this to be a thread that others can use to view digital work completed via Wacom (or other) tablets, and a resource for those interested in getting a Wacom of thier own.


    Thanks, and please enjoy.


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    CNIC - noun [see - nick]
    1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
    2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
    3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
    For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

  • #2
    I am new to my Wacom.... but I plan for us to become great friends.

    Here is a look at my first Wacom sketch:
    Attached Files
    CNIC - noun [see - nick]
    1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
    2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
    3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
    For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

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    • #3
      Very cool cnic... I'll see what I've thats post worthy
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      Hello... My name is Kittie and I'm a Font-a-holic.

      Daily Trivia Game ...GDF Fantasy Football League

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      • #4
        That's cool! Now I want one!
        You're no longer a child when a mud puddle is an obstacle rather than an opportunity!

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        • #5
          I really dont use mine as much as i'd like.. i wish i'd gotten a smaller one and i wish i used it more often. It is a good thing to have, tho.

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          • #6
            i bought a tablet pc & rarely use the pen. i just can't get used to it. i would like to force myself to.
            Steeler Born, Steeler Bred And When I Die I'll be Steeler Dead!

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            • #7
              I bought a wacom graphire 3 just to play around with - I use it more for artwork than design work...but every now and then I find the need for it.

              Definitely what brenton said - buy a smaller higher quality one...you don't need them to be that large (as a matter of personal taste really...try one out first) so you should spend the extra money on the intuos 4x6 or 6x8.

              You can do a lot of interesting things with Corel Painter and a Wacom, but PS and Illy have their merit for it too.

              This is one of my earliest wacom pieces - done from a reference photograph of a subway.


              design is the best way to touch strangers without getting arrested for it - ben ramsey

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              • #8
                I'm intrigued by the Wacom and am considering getting one. I'd be using it more as a tool to assist in my PhotoShop editting techniques though.

                I can't draw for nothing, seriously it's awful. My forté is in adjusting something that already exists. Will the Wacom help me or will it be more of a gimmick that I use for a few weeks and will be gathering dust in a couple of months time?
                "Here lies Spug. He never tried an avocado"

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                • #9
                  The outline of my goat avatar was done in Illustrator for me.
                  I modified it, added the background and crossbones, and did all the shading with the Wacom Intuos 3.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by 1ooScreamingTrees

                    Definitely what brenton said - buy a smaller higher quality one...you don't need them to be that large (as a matter of personal taste really...try one out first) so you should spend the extra money on the intuos 4x6 or 6x8.

                    For the most part I agree. However, I went with the Intuos 3 9x12, and so far I love it. But I have the desk space, and dual monitors. Wacom of course suggested an even larger one... but I really like this one. I debated and debated, and contacted a couple of digital illustrators via email, and they also promoted the near 1 to 1 ratio I would get from the 9x12. So right now I have the tablet set to work on my left screen.

                    Pretty sweet.

                    Oh, to anyone with a Wacom, who isnt using it...... Start using it!!! Or give it to a friend at the GDF who would get some use out of it.

                    .
                    CNIC - noun [see - nick]
                    1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
                    2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
                    3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
                    For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

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                    • #11
                      This is a mix for me... drew on paper and coloured scanned image in painter. Hope that counts... used my ol' school Graphite 2... I'd love to go and nab a Intuos one day... when I get the cash the nabbing will happen.
                      Attached Files

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                      • #12
                        Using a 6x8 Intuos 3, fits me just right (I always used to doodle on computer paper, so I guess that's where the familiarity comes from I think).
                        Start of a web banner that turned out not to be the wanted direction (skull and wings are from photos).


                        I really enjoy trying to make digital "paintings", I'm still learning though, but someday...
                        http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8315/wipvq8.jpg
                        http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1149/head3kv1.jpg

                        Not to advertise another forum, but cgsociety has a pretty sizable 2d community which has been very helpful in learning the thing.
                        http://forums.cgsociety.org/

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                        • giraffes
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                          Wow John these 2 are awesome, very nice!

                      • #13
                        Originally posted by John G
                        Using a 6x8 Intuos 3, fits me just right (I always used to doodle on computer paper, so I guess that's where the familiarity comes from I think).
                        Start of a web banner that turned out not to be the wanted direction (skull and wings are from photos).


                        I really enjoy trying to make digital "paintings", I'm still learning though, but someday...
                        http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/8315/wipvq8.jpg
                        http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/1149/head3kv1.jpg

                        Not to advertise another forum, but cgsociety has a pretty sizable 2d community which has been very helpful in learning the thing.
                        http://forums.cgsociety.org/
                        I had a teacher back in college that made everybody sick at how good he as with a tablet... He would start off with nothing and even in just a half an hour he put as all to shame... he does great work... he's worked on a lot of big name illustrations.

                        http://www.gangus.net/workshop.htm
                        http://gangus.cgsociety.org/gallery/

                        I'd love to be half as good as him... Maybe one day... just maybe!

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                        • #14
                          Nice paintings John G... I think those two are really nice!!!
                          CNIC - noun [see - nick]
                          1. An American "nick" name for me to use on the GDF.
                          2. Designer, Developer, Carpenter, Painter, Sexy... just plain sexy.
                          3. One that does not like green eggs and ham. Seriously, I have very strict breakfast rules.
                          For more on CNIC, see the unabridged collegiate dictionary. Or call the President.

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                          • #15
                            I want one now too.
                            Less be more.

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