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wood or mechanichal
kingofsnake at 7:18AM, Oct. 4, 2006
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not my tentical powers!

next thing you know they'll be trying to get one of my five brains!
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AQua_ng at 10:44AM, Oct. 4, 2006
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Rich at 1:09PM, Oct. 4, 2006
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Rich, do you have a tablet?

Yep, I got a Graphire3. It's not the best on the market, but it is very reliable and quite durable too.
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anystar at 2:13PM, Oct. 4, 2006
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I always use a trusty mechanical pencil. :3 but I also use a lightbox for making cleaner sketches and/or inking. They're also great for doing frame-by-frame animations. XD My old graphire just died after…4 or 5 years, so now I"m waiting for my new tablet to come in. My Dad bought me an Intuos 9x12. Yeee XD I can't wait to try it out.
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Dan at 3:24PM, Oct. 4, 2006
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Mechanical pencil 0.5mm for sketching and lineart and no. 2 pencil for shading… but I barely shade anything now. I really need to steal a pencil sharpener at school.

I also have Intuos3 A5 Tablet… been a bloody while since I used that.
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jetfox at 4:26PM, Oct. 4, 2006
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since people have been mentioning tablets i guess i'll mention mine.

mine is a wacom tablet whis is about as big as my computer moniter my dad says it was the biggest one there and supposeably the best, but my computer desk is tiny so it sits on my computer when i don't use it and on my lap at and angle when i use it.

so bottom line part of me wishes it was smaller i'm hopeing when my laptop gets here that i can hook that up and draw with it on the ground or bed that would be so much easier.

so bigger is not always better if you have no space to set it.
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Red Slayer at 5:15PM, Oct. 4, 2006
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Depends on my mood at the time, but i like mec the most.
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Kota at 6:22PM, Oct. 4, 2006
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I'm exclusively mechanical and have been for years. I just can't seem to get wooden pencils to sharpen enough to do what I need.
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isukun at 4:30AM, Oct. 5, 2006
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so bottom line part of me wishes it was smaller i'm hopeing when my laptop gets here that i can hook that up and draw with it on the ground or bed that would be so much easier.

In that case it probably would have been better to just get a tablet PC instead of a regular laptop. Then you wouldn't need to hook up a tablet to it. They aren't really any more expensive than other laptops these days. Mine has served me well the past four years.
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Mark at 5:41AM, Oct. 5, 2006
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It seems that most people who go for mechanical pencils do it because wood pencils aren't sharp enough.

Personally, I don't really mind cause my sketches aren't really detailed and I ink over them (not using a tablet but one of em pens. Yes they still actually make pens) anyway.

Also, to me there's something retro and cool about using wooden pencils that I can't justify. It's like having a barbecue with charcoal instead of gas, or using wooden chopsticks instead of plastic ones. It's just better.
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jetfox at 12:58PM, Oct. 5, 2006
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to isukun: yeah that probably would have been better and i was thinking about that a little bit, but i already bought the laptop that i intend on using it for things that take a toll on my computer.

i just recently thought about the tablet thing after it was paid for so i can't go back now ^^;
but those tablet pcs look pretty slick.
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Red Slayer at 1:10PM, Oct. 6, 2006
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I forgot to mention that i like to use drawing pencils to get different kinds of effects and thicker or darker lines.
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subcultured at 1:25PM, Oct. 6, 2006
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i sketch with a normal pen
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ccs1989 at 3:15PM, Oct. 6, 2006
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Personally, I don't really mind cause my sketches aren't really detailed and I ink over them (not using a tablet but one of em pens. Yes they still actually make pens) anyway.


It's actually good to have a seperate sketchbook that, although it may never see an audience, experiments with things that you wouldn't be able to do in comics. It'll improve your art greatly in the end.
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