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    Does wacom help learning?

    Would a wacom help at all with the learning process? Or should I stick to pencil/paper for now.


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    everyone's gonna say pencil

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    well....it helps learning the same way a pencil helps learning - if u practise with it, u learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodo
    Would a wacom help at all with the learning process? Or should I stick to pencil/paper for now.
    It's not as easy to use as a pencil at first, so it's likely to slow you down. A lot of people here say to stick with traditional arts until you move on to digital, and they're probably right. On the other hand, it'll be easier to use the paintchat (when it comes online again...) with a tablet, which could result in some learning on your part.

    Simply put, I'd say no. Tablets are nice, but not much use to the beginner (just look at my graphire4 I got for Christmas. I used it maybe once or twice in all of February)
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    The thing about tablets is you still have to know the basics rules of color and value to make it work. While a wacom is give you the luxury of not screwing up tons of board or canvas, I also personally feel that learning the value of each brush stroke is important. It feels to me like this is best achieved through traditional methods. I think traditional usually makes you think more about exactly what you're doing, rather than guessing until you find something that works.
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    If you have the money to blow then sure. I know mine helped me learn some. If you are going to buy one though buy an intuos not a graphire.
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    Doing art in general helps to learn. Wacom is just another tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaTheJames
    Doing art in general helps to learn. Wacom is just another tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaTheJames
    Doing art in general helps to learn. Wacom is just another tool.

    -JtJ

    ya i got mine pretty early and it acctually tought me loads, so if you can afford it go for it. While working traditionally for learning is all great and stuff, makes sure what your doing you enjoy, and wacoms can be lots of fun. Personally a wacom is one of the best investments i ever made, on the other hand while using that you HAVE to use traditional too, itl teach you alot of stuff you wont learn with the wacom. But a wacom can help.
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