Yo! I'm shopping around for tablets right now, can you recommend any good ones?
I’ve used “Wacom Bamboo + Manga Studio + Anime Studio” for beginning…
but I heard that many people are using Intuos Pen&Touch. They said is the best. So I could advise this other to you.
About Bamboo + MangaStudio (My experience) Personally I don’t think Manga Studio is a really good program with Bamboo tablet. I had some problems to draw the lines…
Maybe Bamboo could fit with Photoshop…
I show you the difference. Even if you could notice better the difference while you use both. Ps: I am saying this, because I don’t want you waste money for all the package. If you decided to buy, looking for bamboo (only)
MANGA STUDIO + Bamboo
PHOTOSHOP + Bamboo
Then there is also an another important thing to say. When you start using tablet, you will have problems with drawing. So don’t feel depressed about it. It’s just normal.
About Pen&Touch I have not idea about the lines. But maybe it’s like Bamboo, usually tablets that cost less have an “inaccurate” line. If you want a more precise line, you should buy something (VERY) expensive. But it’s better you don’t do that now. So advise one of those two. Then you can change to something like Cintiq or Intuos Pro.
But you keep to inform yourself about other artists experience.
INDIA. Bihar state. 1967. Bihar famine and smallpox epidemic in Northern India.
(1) A man lies dying next to a holy cow at the cremation ghat in Patna.
(2) A villager expresses his despair.
(3) Small girl with school slate and dish for food distribution.
(4) Family with daily food ration.
(5) Funeral of a famine victim.
(6) A rat goddess and rats are being venerated in a temple where good wheat is fed to the animals. For millennia, bamboo flowering has been associated with famine
and spikes in rat population. Bamboo experiences a cyclical phenomenon of flowering followed by death, which can happen anywhere in a range of 7 to 120 years. The flowering is followed by a large quantity of bamboo seeds on the forest floor which causes a spike in the rat population who feed of these seeds. With the changing weather and onset of rains, the seeds germinate and force the mice to migrate to land farms in search of food. The mice then feed on crops and grains stored in granaries which causes a decline in food availability and thus famine.
(7) A mother holds her smallpox-afflicted child. Of all those infected, 20–60 percent—and over 80 percent of infected children—die from the disease. In 1967, the World Health Organization estimated that 15 million people contracted the disease and that two million died in that year. Smallpox is one of two infectious diseases to have been eradicated.
Long-term complications included characteristic scars (commonly on the face, 65–85 percent of survivors), blindness and limb deformities.
(8) A victim of the famine.
(9) Distribution of food aid coming from the US.
(10) Villagers come out of their huts to beg for food.
Thomas Hoepker/Magnum Photos
The Bihar famine of 1966–7 was a minor famine with relatively very few deaths from starvation as compared to earlier famines. The official death toll from starvation in the Bihar famine was 2353, roughly half of which occurred in the state of Bihar.
A combination of
a severe drought in 1966–7 and reduction in the annual production of food grains precipitated the famine. Rise in prices of food grains caused migration and starvation, but the public distribution system, relief measures by the government, and voluntary organisations limited the impact. A large scale famine was averted due to imports, although livestock and crops were destroyed. Other reasons for successfully averting a large scale famine were the employing of various famine prevention measures such as improving communication abilities, issuing famine bulletins over the radio and offering employment to those affected by famine in government public works projects.
The Bihar famine gave impetus to further changes in agricultural policy and this resulted in the Green Revolution.