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    Learning to draw on a graphics tablet for a beginner and not use pencil and paper?

    Is it possible to learn to draw and get beter by using a graphics tablet for a beginner? and not use a real pencil and paper at all?

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    Drawing is drawing really...

    Though if you're going to use a graphics tablet, you may feel a disconnect between your hand and the screen for a while.

    Also, for me at least, drawing on paper still feels like I have more control than drawing with a graphics tablet.

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    Pro quality Pencil + sketchbook = $10 approx

    Pro quality Graphics tablet = $300 and upwards excluding cost of computer.

    If I was a beginner I'd be starting with the cheapest alternative.

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    Besides, one of the best ways for a beginner to improve is drawing from life & direct observation... if you're shackled to your wacom, how are you going to observe anything except what's sitting on your desk?

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    Hi thanks for the replies

    My brother has left home and left his Wacom graphics tablet behind, said I could keep it

    I should've also mentioned i'm interested in painting also. reason i asked was since being a beginner, I find with the tablet just hit delete if you're unhappy, no paint mess, paint brush to wash, no papers to throw away. no pencils to sharpen.

    I'm hoping it will help me get used to the medium then start doing painting and pencil sketches on paper.

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    Personally I think starting out with digital medium is harder than pencil and paper. There's so much settings and options that can confuse beginners. From my experience starting with the basics is much better, it is less likely to cause frustration compare to jumping right into something too complicated.

    Just the principles of line, value, form etc. is already confusing to handle at the same time.

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    Best if you start sketching on papers with pencils or whatever you prefer. Start a sketchbook, practice on it since its more accesible than a PC (which you can't carry and draw anywhere you like unless its a Laptop).

    At the same time do practice drawing on the tablet. It might take a while to get used to it , but its real easy after that.

    So best bet is do both. If you incline to go digital all the way at least have some solid pencilling on paper experiences.

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    I think there are some effects that you can't really apply digitally while you can do it with pencil and paper. It just feels more natural to me when I draw with a pencil. The link between the pencil and the 'canvas' is gone with a graphics tablet.
    Anyway, drawing with a tablet requires a good hand-eye coördination and that can be a bit tricky.

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    I've taken the advice and just went and an bought a sketch book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3d2d View Post
    ... no paint mess, paint brush to wash, no papers to throw away. no pencils to sharpen.
    Thats half the fun!

    My work: [link]
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