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Tablet Drawn Vs Old School Handdrawn
bloodlyvendetta at 10:18PM, March 15, 2006
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Which one is better? o.o
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Goblyn at 6:02AM, March 16, 2006
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I love the control and ability to manipilate with the computer, but I just can't seem to do my pencils without, well, a pencil!

I chose Combined
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bloodlyvendetta at 4:12PM, March 16, 2006
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well i would say both but since i'm so lazy and everything takes so much time and all to ink >.> so i just use the computer :D
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Giandroid at 11:30AM, March 17, 2006
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Gotta do hand drawn. You can do it anywhere! On the bus, at work, at school. Tablets, well, they're big and expensive.
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mykill at 4:30PM, March 18, 2006
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My experience:

Pencils and layouts: best done in pencil.

Inks: Hand technique may slightly edge out digital one in high end inking - but I feel digital inking is ready for prime time. Either is good.

Colours: between photoshop and Corel Painter - digital is better, faster, easier and best. IN MY OPINION.
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ccs1989 at 6:59PM, March 18, 2006
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I highly respect traditional work, but personally I prefer the computer to do comic work on. I'm hoping that when I'm in art school (if…not when at this point actually) I'll be able to learn both fairly well. Computer art seems to be becoming more and more popularized in the comics industry as things get more perfectionist.
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AlmightyNam at 8:11PM, March 18, 2006
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The problem with my tablet is taht my tablet is 4x5 and my laptop's screen is 17 inch, which, the last time I checked, isn't to scale, at all…

So, sketching is soooooo much easier to do on paper, but I don't have a scanner, so I have to do everything by tablet.
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ShadowsMyst at 11:29AM, March 20, 2006
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I'd say its important to learn how to use both. I mean, what are you going to do if the power is out? Or you have no computer?

Also, if you do everything electronically, there is no ‘original’. A lot of collectors still look for the hand drawn original artwork. Not to mention when I'm at a con, I don't see people sketching on tablets. :)

But doing things like coloring and inking, a tablet can give you a lot of freedom to try things without ruining said original. So I think both are tools, and both have their uses. And as artists we should try to employ both.

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riley at 1:45PM, March 20, 2006
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dido on both…i draw pages all the time..in all kinds of places.. had people tell me digital was not truly art. (the local art click is not fond of me) . i figure they have never tryed it or they would know it not just a point and ckick deal…it is sort of like saying whats better oil paint or water color…it dependes on you and what kind of art you want to do…and what you want it to look like…my hands would cramp up if i tryed to hand color all the time…so both..
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ccs1989 at 6:22PM, March 20, 2006
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Oh, and another BIG reason to learn tradition art is that art colleges don't like computer stuff. They want to see what you can do in the traditional materials.
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chezz at 5:15AM, March 21, 2006
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both hehehehe so you could make drawings with a tablet and if you dont have a tablet you can still make drawings using traditional way. :D :D
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isukun at 7:23AM, March 21, 2006
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I use a tablet PC for most of my work. I usually draw it out with a pencil first, scan and then ink in Illustrator. Recently, though, I've found I can just as easily handle layout and rough pencil work on the computer, so neither method is faster or intrinsically better than the other.

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gigatwo at 9:26PM, April 16, 2006
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I'm lazy. I like computer work. Life sucks when you get stuck with a bad eraser.
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marine at 8:01PM, July 31, 2006
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I beat both styles. I use a mouse to draw penis.
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Mimarin at 4:16AM, Aug. 1, 2006
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Mouse here too.
Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

Also, tell random people they are awsome! it helps!
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Huxley at 2:25PM, Aug. 1, 2006
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Both.
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suzi at 7:56PM, Aug. 1, 2006
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I do everything for my comic on paper, including colors (prismacolor markers, baby!) But the thing is, I really -want- a tablet…I don't know. I kind of doubt I'd really make the switch to tablet completely because I like being able to sit down at the desk in my room and just draw and stuff. But I want to be able to experiment with digital art and all that someday…
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suzi at 1:53PM, Aug. 2, 2006
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Yeeah…I got my set of 48 as a ridiculously incredible birthday present. For every time my parents make me want to hate them, I remember that…
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LostPriestess at 11:17PM, Aug. 2, 2006
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I've been doing my comic compleatly via tablet. I don't have a scanner.
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Radec at 11:50PM, Aug. 2, 2006
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I wish I had a tablet. might make it easier to do computer editing.
but I don't and I have no money for one, so…
Hand drawn.
not much of a choice for me, really.
<= dead and buried.
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