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    Switching to digital

    I've been working mainly in pencil, pen and charcoal up until now, but I've been contemplating making the switch to digital art, because I like the vast scope of possibilities, but maybe somebody has some valuable tips to use in the process?

    I've got Painter IX and some old version of Photoshop, but I think I like Painter the best. I guess I should get a Wacom next? But there seem to be a lot of different ones and I don't have any experience with them..

    I don't have a scanner at hand either. Broke down recently, so would it be possible to just sketch and draw in Painter without any solid linework first? I've been trying for a while with the mouse, but it's really hard to get the feel right, but I'm hoping a Wacom will change that.

    Any thoughts on any of that, that could clear things up? General suggestions?


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    Workshop Candidate #1349, please report to Florence.

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    Sure, if they're gonna put up an european workshop, I'm there, but until then..

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    A Sticky: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=73139
    A Recent Topic: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=78767

    And the workshops alternate if memory serves... the last one was in Europe.
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    Not paying attention huh? SF mini workshop in December, Florence or Rome in the new year.

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    Alzortah posted the link already.. there's a sticky at the top of the lounge about tablets..

    And it's entirely possible to sketch without any linework.. programs like autodesk sketchbook pro are great. But personally I'd think that with no prior use of a tablet that it's going to be very uncomfortable. From personal experience I was fine painting with a tablet.. but not fine with entirely digital linework until after quite a while of using it..
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    I think a scanner would be a bigger priority right now. If you had one we could see some of that pencil, pen, and charcoal work you've been doing, and whether a tablet is necessary. Also, it's much easier to start playing around with digital work over a good scanned sketch, even with just a mouse.

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