Hey all, I was hoping that someone may be able to answer this question for me. While I continue to work on my sketching and drawing skills, I want to get more into color and painting, especially now that school is starting for me. There are threads on the forum about which is better to start with and everyone has their opinions. But moneywise, what would be more economic, getting the materials to start digital painting or to buy the materials to use actual acrylic, oils or whatever? At this point, I already have a computer, photoshop CS and a 17 in monitor. I have no tablet and the few times that I have tried to use the mouse to paint with, I found it very difficult to control.
On the flip side, I have no brushed, canvases, paints, cleaners, palettes...nothing.
So question is, purchase a tablet or purchase the traditional supplies. Thoughts?