Christmas came early for me this month. How come? Because I received a Cintiq 22HD tablet! Holy crap is it huge!
And holy crap, I have to pay back my parents for it . . . 'tis life.
Considering that I'm used to drawing whatever I want with pencil and paper, it took me some time to lean about the new tablets and their functions. Mind you, I've tried using the tablets that are just a big black screen of nothingness and trying to watch my tool movements from the other screen. By Frigg is it ever hard! I know some people get it when they're drawing but it never really clicked with me. Even after trying to draw with it a handful to times, I found it rather frustrating.
Now that I have it, I'm kind of overpowered by it's sheer magnitude. I love it, but maybe I should've gone with the Cintiq 13HD since it's smaller and costs less. However, it's a great help when I'm designing stuff for work by hand. I used it when designing my own logo for my business card.
Nevertheless, there is a greater mountain to learn and conquer. I always wanted to learn how to paint and draw with the tablet to make the resulting image look beautiful. Capturing the light and colour with the landscape or character. Giving life to something that I made. I'm sort of relearning how to draw anime characters after my hiatus of drawing them in high school. I'm used to drawing simple characters and such from my Chibi Greek Gods pictures or my logo designs. However, they were made through using a wireframe vector technique in Illustrator. If anyone knows of a good drawing and colouring tutorial for photoshop, please leave it in the comments below.
Wait . . . I get very few comments on my journal entries . . . *sigh*