At 7/4/13 10:16 AM, SinCOMIXXX wrote:
Trust me and bigCman321. I recently got my Bamboo Splash, and I LOVE IT. It's really worth it. Trust me on this.
If you have no desire to do digital art then dont bother with these two. There is nothing wrong with traditional stuff if you are enjoying it. If you want an easier time coloring then yes a tablet may help assuming you want to color your stuff in digitally. If you want better documentation of your traditional stuff then check out this tutorial.
Really it all comes down to what style you like, and what you want to accomplish. I recommend trying out all kinds of different things, sometimes just for the sake of trying. Getting a tablet is something that i would do eventually anyway if i were you, doesnt have to be expensive, hell you can even borrow one from a friend if possible, see what its like. If you prefer a mouse and are efficient with it, then use a mouse. There are plenty of great artists out there who use mainly or exclusively a mouse. Getting a tablet wont suddenly fix all your problems.
I think ontop of trying to fix everything digitally, work more on getting it how you want traditionally first. You use watercolor, great. Now try different brushes, brands of paint, watercolor pencils, different paper. Look up various techniques that will get you different results. More water, less water, sponging some away, using salt, taping off areas, less pencil, more pencil, no pencil, etc.
The thing about traditional stuff is that there is so many different techniques that come with each material and surface that only trying one is a disservice to your artistic growth.