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    Tablet

    I have a Bamboo Fun Small, and I reallly want bigger and better, i'm thinking Intuos3, but as a 13 year old, parents can't aford to buy me one, i must work for one - but.. i am not old enough for a job ! How can i make enough money to buy one? asayisarts.deviantart.com < thats my online portfolio, as you can see, i'm not to great at painting yet, i'm good at traditional art, i want to get alot better though, i like drawing, but my tablet isn't cut out for doing sketchs, i'm to cramped and i want different pens, more features, more fun. i want to jump on my computer when i get home from school, open up painter x and just draw a picture, and have fun and be as loose as possible, which i can't do with my bamboo... my parents say ' your lucky you even have a tablet, why do you need a bigger one? deal with what you have ' so i figured, i have to make the money myself... but i can't..

    can anybody help me with how i can make money for the things i need to help me improve at my art?

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    ' your lucky you even have a tablet, why do you need a bigger one? deal with what you have '
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    I could not even afford paints when i was your age. I would draw with printing paper and that was it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rist View Post
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    I could not even afford paints when i was your age. I would draw with printing paper and that was it.
    forget the age... age doesn't matter.
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    I looked at some of your stuff on da and I think you should stick with traditional drawing and get solid foundation skills before moving to digital art. It'll make you a better artist in the long run. I know it's fun to play around on the computer but I suggest you forget about the tablet for a while.

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    If you're looking for money, then get a job.. Or, what kind of answer were you looking for? If there was some quick easy way of making money, we'd all be doing that. And chill out with the attitude, Rist was just letting you know that you ARE lucky to have what you have.
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    I'm still using the $50 Graphire 3 that I got for my birthday back in high school. I'm only just now in a position to really save up and make the commitment of a bigger Intous 3 and I'm 24.

    A tablet is just a tool, and you already have one. It may not have all the uber professional features, but that's not what's ultimately going to make you a better artist.
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    I'm still using the $50 Graphire 3 that I got for my birthday back in high school.
    How many pen tips ago was that ?
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    am i missing something is their differnet pens for the bamboo and intuos i thought only like 3 differnt pens and they only worked for the cintiq. i wouldnt worrie about those other pens they have some functionality but their nothing to kill your self over
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demo View Post
    am i missing something is their differnet pens for the bamboo and intuos i thought only like 3 differnt pens and they only worked for the cintiq. i wouldnt worrie about those other pens they have some functionality but their nothing to kill your self over
    No. The pens work for the cintiq and intuos3 line. The 6d art pen, an airbrush, and the grip pen. There's also a classic pen they produced for the SE ones but they really aren't different than the grip pen that comes with the tablet.

    Yes, the intuos is a great difference from a bamboo and graphire, but if you don't understand the foundations of drawing, a fancier tablet isn't going to do jack. I mean I see it so much where people get caught up with tools because "So and so uses it!" Moleskin, Cintiqs, Sai Paint, etc... It's great for the companies that produce it, but it really doesn't help artists that are still learning.

    That being said, if you still want an intuos so bad...

    When I was 12 I had an allowance in turn for doing chores around the house, I also washed neighbor's cars and cut their lawns. I also had a paper route. At 14 I was working at Burger King to keep making money, and I'm a girl. So it's entirely possible at your age to find a way to earn money.

    If your parents give you an allowance, instead of blowing it on video games or entertainment, if you want that tablet so bad, save the money. If you don't get an allowance, bargain with your parents. Instead of going to the movies, or getting the latest electronic gadgets, video games etc... Tell your parents, can we save the money for the tablet I want?

    Show your parents you're really working to use that tablet. Don't just draw Dragonball, Naruto and comic book characters because your parents will think your drawing is a phase. Start doing studies on life drawing, anatomy (within reason, since parents get funny if their kids are drawing nudes - you'll probably be safe drawing Bridgman) offer to draw their portraits, over and over again. Offer to draw the family dog, Offer to draw the house. Draw a lot of things, not just digitally but traditionally too.

    Right now you're 13 and just discovering what you can do. Also at 13 our hormones fire off and make us do crazy stuff, we may end up wanting to be one thing, and discovering we'll be something else. So this is the time you gotta fight it and stay focused. Most artists I know of were serious where it didn't matter what tool he/she used to become a pro. Show your parents that this is not a phase, and I'm sure they'll see your serious enough where eventually you'll get the supplies you need, not just want.
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    Priorities. Get some.

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    I would draw with printing paper and that was it.
    That's still what I mostly draw with...

    Also, what Arshes Nei said. Paper routes are good for someone your age. The pay sucks, but at least it's something. How bout mowing your neighbors lawn?

    I'd also have to agree that it's waaay more important to draw traditionally at this point in your development. Michaelangelo didn't have a tablet.

    If you really must have a bigger tablet, try finding one used. I found my 9x12intuos 2 on craigslist for half the price of a new one. Does the same thing as an intuos 3, just doesn't look as cool.
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    Send your portfolio to Ubisoft or Blizzard, secure a job as a staff artist, take your first check and buy a tablet.

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. Good luck kid!
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    I was always like that as a kid: I wanted something, didnt have the money, parents who told me to get my own money but was too young. I looked for EVERYTHING I could do to get money. I did band gigs, I modified video game consoles, I fixed people's computers, EVERYTHING. but nothing I did yielded enough for what I wanted.

    I didn't get a tablet till I was 17 and bought it with my own work money.

    I don't know if you've played an instrument, but it's kinda like that. sure, electric guitars sound awesome, but if you talk to any instructor or die hard musician, they'll tell you to learn on an acoustic then get the electric.

    same with tablets and paper dude.
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