Tag Archives: Wacom

Concept Art: Sylen Benevolen 1B

Project ADC-1 Concept Art.  I’ve blocked in the colours for the Benevolen concept.  In Manga Studio, I started with the brush tool and then found that the pen tool lays down colour more evenly – which is what I wanted for blocking in.

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Digital Painting Saturday 11th July 2015

I carried on with the painting I started on Thursday.  I can’t really call this a speed painting any more because the total time spent on it is now around 2 hours.  I’m struggling with his face a bit – the bridge of his nose it too prominent – I think I need to practice on a few more reference photos.  On the upside I found a better Gimp setting for the Wacom tablet – I have better pressure sensitivity now 🙂

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Speed Painting on Thursday 9th July 2015

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It’s been a couple of weeks since I last took the Wacom out for a spin so I thought I’d do a 25 minute speed painting in Gimp.  I’ve always drawn onto a white canvas in the past but this time I thought I try painting onto a black canvas – I think it adds a certain moodiness.

Wacom Intuos3 Graphics Tablet Setup

I’ve been thinking of transitioning from painting with a mouse to a graphics tablet for a while now so I’ve just borrowed my brothers 6 x 8 inch graphics tablet 🙂

It’s a serious bit of kit and originally cost probably 4 times what I was intending to spend on a graphics tablet myself.  Only problem was he’d lost the CD so I had to download the drivers off the internet.

I’ve written an article about the process in case anyone else has the same problem:  Setting Up A Wacom Intuos3 Without The CD.

Now I can get on and see what all the fuss is about with graphics tablets …