still getting used to the pressure sensitivity on my tablet

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I finally bought a Wacom Tablet which means I can finally stop complaining about only using a mouse and start actually drawing and using some of my traditional style from paper drawings. This is only a quick little drawing but I’m hoping to do bigger and better ones soon. I’ve never really uploaded my paper drawings mainly due to me being perfectionist and none of them ever getting finished but I’ve been debating it.  

(I know this style isn’t really necessary for a tablet as it’s just solid colours. I’ve been working hard putting the pressure sensitivity to use but having something finished like that is still way off since I’m still learning the basics of Art as I only started on my final year of school)

So, I have been playing with my new drawing tablet today and this is the result. Before, I was using an Intuos Draw. I love the Intuos Draw, but I was hoping to find a tablet that I felt more comfortable drawing with. Well, I asked my mom for the Huion H610PRO. I have to say, this thing is huge, so I have plenty of drawing space. Now, I have only been using it for a couple of hours so I cant give a difinitive review on it, but I will say that I find the pressure sensitivity (it’s most valued feature) is too much for me at the moment but I’m sure I will get used to it. Truly it’s only real problem is that when I try to draw a curve the line gets spiky like a heart monitor. I HATE that. So, I have to keep rotating my canvas when I draw curves, but other than that It’s okay. Sorry for the super sketchy lines. I’m still getting used to this tablet. 

HAVE SOME CANAJANE. 

i still remember when people were circulating some post that was like “do not buy a huion tablet ever” and 1) mine is literally MILES better than my intuos 5 was for A FIFTH of the price 2) it’s actually so sensitive i can use really gentle strokes without much pressure on the pen, and that means i’m still using my very first pen nib and it’s not even worn in the slightest

as i said SO MANY times before if you have to press the pen down really hardcore your tablet is bad or your settings are wrong and in addition to chewing through nibs and scratching it up more than necessary, you may injure your wrist and get a rtsi

edit: also seen a lot of people dismiss it as an option just cause “the driver is shit” so my basic advice would be 1) never use the included CD, always download the newest one from the website 2) uninstall every previous tablet driver 3) sometimes windows’ own touch screen gestures and whatnot (my windows isn’t in english idk what it;s called) software messes with mine so try disabling that 4) check the individual settings on the panel and make sure sensitivity is set to a level you’re comfortable with

nazgullow replied to your photoset:DA:I doodles from the past week All drawn with…

Wow, the details are amazing! Do you use a sort a tablet pen when you draw on tablets?

Thank you!

The Note 3 comes with its own patented stylus, using Wacom’s pressure sensitivity tech which works well with apps that accommodate it such as Sketchbook Pro:

Sure, it’s only 1024 levels of pressure, but it gets the work done. Plus it’s nice to be able to work on preliminary sketches while on the move, to be touched up or finished once I’m back at my PC.

In comparison, I also use a pressure sensitive Adonit Jot Pro stylus with my iPad when using Procreate 2, but it still feels clunky to me. Nothing beats integrated pressure sensitivity, IMO <3

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Tablet came in today - so I scanned and colored a few doodles done figuring out how Turquoise’s mouth looks under his mask. I’m still getting used to the new tablet - it’s too sensitive regardless of how I mess with the pressure. The sensitivity only affects the beginning of the stroke, but halfway through it goes right back to being really sensitive…? idk. 

Bonus Ametrine playing with his face fluff. 

Do not use, copy, edit, or repost this art without my express permission. Not for use in ANY roleplays.

anonymous asked:

How do you get your lines to look so clean? What brush do you use? I just switched to manga studio from illustrator and all my lines come out horrible cus I'm not used to pressure sensitivity. Any advice would be great but I also understand you don't want to give away secrets to those who are tryna copy you lol

lol Nonsense, there are no secrets over here (other than my second life as an assassin). I’m not too familiar with the Illustrator side of things, other than knowing that vectors will always be the crispiest of the crisp in terms of graphics. I assume you’re using a tablet in Manga Studio since you mentioned sensitivity. Here are a few of my common approaches when attempting to get my lines right:

Before anything, I adjust the settings on the machine itself. Not sure if you have Mac or Windows, but take a look at the settings for the tablet. This is what it looks like for my Cintiq on Mac but this will vary if you have a different tablet or operating system. I like my sensitivity high so I can use light gentle strokes and still have a crispy line.

The next thing I typically do is double up on the sensitivity settings. Manga Studio has it’s own pen pressure utility that you can adjust if you go to the Manga Studio dropdown menu at the top left and select “Pen Pressure Settings”. This is to get everything feeling how it does for me on real paper. 

After that it’s all about resolution and brush settings I suppose. I’m sure you’re already hip, but make sure your resolution is high enough for crispy lines. I typically work between 300 and 600. 

When you click on a brush you will be presented with some basic options like size, aliasing, stabilization, etc. Important stuff for crispiness is anti-aliasing. The more to the right the setting is, the softer the stroke will be. The more to left the setting is, the harder and crispier your line will be. Stabilization can help sometimes but it tends to make things not feel natural for me if I over do it. All it does is purposely slow down/lag your stroke for more control. Post correct is up to you, if you want your line to be automatically straightened/corrected after you draw it. There are other advanced options you can play around with as well if you click the wrench at the bottom right corner of the basic brush settings.

You’ll have to find a brush that you favor for the type of lines that you want. I’ve bought a lot of cool brushes that have the settings already tweaked for me since I’m not an expert on all of the settings. If you search for FRENDEN, he has a lot of dope brushes already configured for great strokes out of the box. They’re pretty cheap as well. One last thing is to make sure you’re using vector layers for your lines. 

The icon with the paper sheet and 3D cube under your layer management is the vector layer icon. This will allow you to resize lines and rotate lines without losing quality. With all of that said, Illustrator (in my opinion) will always be the crispiest. But you can play around with the settings to produce strokes to your liking. I hope this helps!