Check out Dave Gibbons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GriKu5XORgU
I wish I could afford one.
i bouhgt a Hp 2730 cintiq, which enables me to draw right on the screen, but i find it terrible, unprecise and and with a strange feel, drawing on a plastic surface, do people really draw comics with this? any professionals???
however, im gonna stick to my cheap bamboo tablet, and draw on paper and color only with the computer...
thanks ande greetings
Last edited by robozo; 06-21-2012 at 04:13 PM.
why? i use a cheap computer and a bamboo tablet and gimp, you can do anything with that!
The Cintiq takes some getting used to, for sure. I have an older model, where the screen isn't quite so glassy, but ven that took some adjustment. When you do get past the initial awkwardness, you'll be so much faster and more precise than you could ever be with a bamboo tablet.
First things first. A Cintiq is made by Wacom. It's a touch sensitive monitor and nothing else. What you bought is a Hewlitt Packard laptop where all your money went to keyboards, cameras, microphones, hard drives, card readers and who knows what else. Comparing your monitor to a Cintiq is like comparing a Hot Wheels toy with a Porsche 917.
Do pros use the HP? Maybe for E-mail. Do pros use the Cintiq? Yes, Many do. Scott McLoud does and has sworn off paper forever. He let me try it out and it's not for me but, I tried the real thing. You've yet to do so.
The Bamboo is little more than a child's toy. If you like drawing with a Bamboo, you may love the Cintiq as it's a Pro grade version of the Bamboo with a monitor built in.
If it ain't a Wacom, it ain't a Cintiq.
That being said, there is a learning curve and a period of adjustment. It took me about 3 months before I became comfortable with one, but once I got over it I realized I never wanted to go back to paper and pencil. The benefits of digital drawing are well worth the struggle it takes to get used to the different sensations.
It may be worth mentioning that I used a lap-tablet for about 2 years prior to obtaining a Cintiq, so I had already gotten used to using Photoshop and other software as a drawing tool. Most of the adjustment to the Cintiq itself revolved around the tactile sensation (it's a bit like drawing on glass, though they've improved the surface texture over the years) and getting used to a new drawing position; with the Cintiq I draw sitting up, with the surface at about a 60° angle, whereas for a decade or more I had been drawing bent over, with the tablet or board at a 10-15° angle at most, and often entirely horizontal.
Sitting up is not only better for your back, but it encourages you to use your whole arm more (this is why easels are usually vertical), so in the end it improved my posture and technique as well.
I would say that gimp is nearly identical to CS2? It might even have kept up. The interesting thing about gimp is that since its free, there are tons of free extensions for it. At least that was the case when I messed with it 12 years ago.
Cinitq is cool, but they still need a ton of stuff to make it better.
They need pinch zoom like on an Ipad, that shit is amazing.
Pinch zoom will pretty much change your life..