March 18, 2009

Lookit What I Got!



It’s… a box!
Ok, that isn’t very exciting in and of itself.

Perhaps if we open the box?


Hmmm… I think I see a familiar logo, but it is a bit obscured. Let’s clear that up.



CINTIQ!!! YEAH!!!!!!

Yeah, that’s right. I now have a Wacom Cintiq 12WSX. I can draw directly on a screen. I am now like the God of a new world.


And here it is in action. I got a screen protector for it too, because I’m not stupid.

I have only had it for a few days and have just been toying around while I become accustomed to using it. So far, using it has been a pretty amazing feeling. This could both change my life and save my wrist. Drawing and painting with it is much more intuitive, and there is less strain on my hand. The downside is that there are is a difference between the color settings on my regular monitor as opposed to the Cintiq. This is something I will have to fix, probably with an external device. I also need a cable and adaptor to plug it into my laptop. Once all that’s taken care of, everything should be just about perfect. And all I had to do to afford it was teach drawing to some of the most ungrateful brats I’ve ever encountered. It’s been a tough year and I figured I deserved to get something I’ve wanted for a long time.

Of course, a Cintiq, like anything, is just a tool. Its not going to suddenly give me a lot of new skills or anything. So, those of you who don’t like my artwork, you’re probably still not going to like it. But I doubt that will ever change anyway, and I still consider myself the God of a new world regardless.

Perhaps if I draw something now, it will come to life?



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