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Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 12:50 PM Reply

All I have is a mouse and a mouse pad. They're both as useful as shit in a fridge. I do not have enough money to buy a tablet. What else would work good???


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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 01:05 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 12:50 PM, metroid25 wrote: All I have is a mouse and a mouse pad. They're both as useful as shit in a fridge. I do not have enough money to buy a tablet. What else would work good???

ive heard carbon is really good, just smear the carbon on stuff and it marks it up with lines


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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 01:11 PM Reply

if you got a tablet like ipad or something, there probably some apps where you can fingerpaint and shit.
some could be free.

also you can try to draw with like a xbox/ps2 controller...


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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 01:14 PM Reply

dip your fingers in a pigment and then use your fingers to smear the pigment on an object


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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 02:12 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 12:50 PM, metroid25 wrote: I do not have enough money to buy a tablet.

Monoprice has tablets for as low as $20.

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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 06:30 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 12:50 PM, metroid25 wrote: They're both as useful as shit in a fridge.

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I don't know.... Shit in a fridge would make an "Crappy" practical joke

see what I did there...

anyway... I use m a mouse most of the time... and I do alright....
or you could check this awesome piece of man meat out... he doesn't have a tablet either, and damn he makes smexy work.
so... either learn to use a mouse, or go get a tablet... simple as that...

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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 10:21 PM Reply

At 1/16/13 12:50 PM, metroid25 wrote: All I have is a mouse and a mouse pad. They're both as useful as shit in a fridge. I do not have enough money to buy a tablet. What else would work good???

Though I have a tablet I find using my mouse better for creating varying line width line art.
I use mouse + Adobe Flash or Illustrator for this style.
http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/childsafetylid/eclipsica-s-avatar is an exhibit of a full mouse and gradient bucket illustration of mine.As is my logo.

Good luck! As everyone has mentioned nothing replaces the practice you can get with pencil and paper.

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Response to Need help. Don't own a tablet. Jan. 16th, 2013 @ 10:31 PM Reply

There are a lot of artists that manage to make a mouse or trackpad work, but for beginning artists it's like running uphill when you're just learning to walk. I recommend sticking to traditional materials- pencil, ink, paint, marker etc. , and work on drawing and composition skills. You can document traditional work with a scanner or a digital camera, and then edit the image to your heart's delight in photoshop/gimp/whatever.

When you do get together enough money to buy a tablet, the skills you've learned working with traditional media will transfer right over.


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