Thursday, January 01, 2009

I heart Wacom

This evening I've been alternating coloring Wall-E posters with Lucas and playing with my Wacom tablet. Confession: I've had the tablet for 7 months. It's just been sitting on my desk unused, which is NOT COOL, considering I asked for it as a joint birthday gift from Mr. Trillwing and my parents.

Anyhoo, tonight I installed the driver and hooked it up for the first time, and may I just say I am in love?

Here's my first attempt at an illustration. It's still rough, and I drew it off the top of my head instead of looking at a photo of a horse, so please excuse the clutziness of it. But I just wanted to share because I love this technology--I recommend it to anyone who likes to sketch.

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Dr. Brazen Hussy said...

Wow, very cool!!

Bardiac said...

Holy cow, you drew that off the top of your head?

Just, wow!

Seems like a way cool program, too!

my capcha is "hoping"!!!!!

Breena Ronan said...

Very nice! When you draw using the Wacom do you look at the screen or the tablet or both? What software are you using it with? I have one laying around and have hardly ever used it.

Leslie M-B said...

I'm using Photoshop, but I hope to learn Illustrator eventually. I look at the screen. It only took me about an hour to get to the point where I felt quite comfortable matching the tablet's pen with the point on the screen where I wanted it to be. Definitely try yours out.

Delamelia said...

Oh miss Leslie! I have missed your wonderful drawings!!! If you need inspiration I have TONS of high res. photos I can send you.