Graphics Tablets For Artists
Graphics Tablets For Artists
Graphics tablets are small tools for drawing quite well on your computer screen and some of the professional results you can achieve are far superior than traditional pencil drawn art with the amount of computer effects and filters and layers you can add to your artwork.
There are many different sizes of graphics tablets to choose from, but I'd go with a larger one, as you'd only have to pay out for one later, but that's my personal opinion. The Wacom range of tablets are some of the best based on reviews I've read. I've been considering buying a Wacom Graphics Tablet for a month or two now as I think I'm ready to start my digital artwork creations with some professional style.
If you've ever looked on Youtube, you'll see many artists create videos were they draw on their computer screen and this is indeed done with a good graphics tablet and various types of Photoshop or Illustrator software programs. I've gathered a small handful of videos to show you below....
Digital Painting Video From Idrawgirls.com
Wacom Graphics Tablet
Dragon Speed Painting Video
The Benefits Of Using Graphics Tablets
Graphics tablets are ideal for artists as all they really need is access to a computer and of course the money to buy the certain software, such as Photoshop and the actual graphic tablet and the memory capacity to save your work, an external drive for example or a set of flash drives.
They save on mess, with traditional media you have to set up a work space and prepare with paints and pencils etc and clean up after finishing, which isn't really a chore, but with digital artwork there is none of that, you just load up your computer or laptop and open your art software program and away you go.
But do be prepared for lots of file space used, because if you take a simple line drawing it won't hold that much in mega bytes, but then if you start to color it and mess with it digitally, then you can be sure that the mega bytes will go through the roof, so always have back ups and other means of file storage for your work.
Even though paper is and can be quite cheap and there is always a buzz on recycling paper, you won't need paper as it will all be digital and happen inside your computer, so there will be no waste, except time if you go wrong with a digital work. One of the reasons why I m drawn to the area of digital art is that it simulates many artist mediums such as oil paint, acrylic and water color and the wide range of effects you can add to your work is just mind blowing.
If you are thinking of getting a graphics tablet, I recommend getting a Wacom one or one that is used by professionals such as a Graphire tablet. There may be other good types, so seek them out.....
Wacom Graphics Tablet - Small Tablets To Larger Professional Tablets
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