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cutiecalikins asked: I don't know what it is but I cannot get on the learning curve with digital tablets. I have an intuos4 and whenever I try to draw with it, I just want to rage. Nothing comes out correctly like with traditional. Plus my desktop is in the basement and it gets really cold and lonely down here and it bothers me enough that I break focus almost constantly. I really want to give the surface pro a whirl as I'm the same as you in terms of inks. Is a surface pro a good multitasker or just good for inks?


Answer:

if you haven’t already seen this post, this post and this post they might have the answer you’re looking for!

i will say that the surface gets pretty warm when you’re using photoshop on it, which helps with cold hands lol. i can relate to having issues drawing when it’s cold…i can’t retain body heat to save my life, but keeping the whole house at 80F all winter isn’t really an option Q_Q in the past i used a little personal heater on my desk aimed at my hands in the winter and it helped. there are fingerless USB hand warming gloves out there, but personally i can’t seem to draw with gloves on…

getting some headphones to blast music with also helps a lot with focus i think :D

good luck!

— 3 months ago with 17 notes
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cupcakehamsters asked: Your use of colors always inspire me. I recently started using my copics again, but I'm struggling to find a good starter set. Care to share your favorite colors?


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i have a list posted over here

to add to it with a few shades i’ve bought since then, i also seem to use pure pink (RV23,) pale pink (RV10,) and chamois (E35) a lot!

— 3 months ago with 18 notes
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carliefornya asked: I love your art!! So I see you are using a surface pro. Are you using that tablets stylus? How do you like it compared to your intuos (tilt recognition? Pen pressure Etc) I'm debating on getting a SP vs a cintiq simply b/c at least the SP is a whole computer! Also are you using the given photoshop or a dl one? Thank you for your time!


Answer:

thanks! yeah i’m using the default surface pen. i don’t think it has any tilt recognition at all, but its pressure sensitivity is the same as my intuos3’s which is fine by me. i’m using the full version of photoshop CC

i’ve never used a cintiq so i can’t compare, buuuuut if art is your main concern (especially if you want to produce art on a professional level) i would personally go for a cintiq. the surface pro is a little small and doesn’t always have the best calibration or colors; i like it as a supplementary tablet but i wouldn’t be able to use it for all my work. sometimes i work huge with a billion layers too; as an example, the original PSD for this banner art is 275 megs and i only drew it at 200DPI…my desktop (i5/16g ram/dedicated graphics) opens the file in just a few seconds, while the surface (i5/4g ram/integrated graphics) takes close to 10 min. granted, my desktop cost more than my surface did, and i don’t always work with 5-foot files, but it’s something to consider imo. HOWEVER if you just want to do art on more of a fun/hobby level, then the surface would be a better value i think!

— 3 months ago with 6 notes
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amanofletters asked: I notice on your most recent post that you're drawing on a Windows tablet of some kind. Is that a Microsoft Surface? I've been considering getting one for drawing on the go, is it particularly adept at illustration?


Answer:

it’s a surface pro yes! it’s not bad, but not fantastic either, i wrote in a little more detail about it here

basically i think it’s OK as a supplementary/travel tablet but i wouldn’t rely on it for everything

— 3 months ago with 7 notes
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kizuoy asked: what tablet do you use? it looks great!


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intuos3 and surface pro, thanks!

— 3 months ago with 5 notes
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opeiaa asked: First off, Bara I absolutely love your work. You're inspiring and I used to be too shy to talk to your on old ragnarok. Your aura of talent was way too strong. Keep at it, your work always blows me away. Anyways, I was just wondering though what tablet that was in your photo? It looked portable and not a Cintiq. I use an intuos but I was looking at some of the products other then wacom to maybe try out. Thanks!


Answer:

thank you! it’s a surface pro

— 3 months ago with 1 note
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myassisahappyone asked: what type of windows tablet did you use to draw?


Answer:

surface pro

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
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sugaryrainbow asked: What type of Windows Tablet is that? ;v; How much did it cost?


Answer:

surface pro

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
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navrashf asked: 68674104468/prints: Is this picture using Manga Studio for the halftones?! Love love love it and a friend keeps recommending Manga Studio to me but I've kind of been reluctant to buy it even when on sale. If not Manga Studio could you talk a little bit about your strategy for the picture?


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i’ve never used manga studio! it’s just photoshop’s “color halftone” filter :D

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
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fatlolikitten asked: Pardon me, but what kind of paper do you use whenever you do traditional pictures? I could be wrong, however I didn't see this on your FAQ. Keep up the lovely pictures!! uvu


Answer:

thanks!! i use:

— 3 months ago with 36 notes
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enchantress-from-the-stars asked: Hello dear, I've always had a love and fascination with your work. This Christmas I've decided to finally splurge on myself and get a tablet. I've been mixed about Wacom, so I wonder, is there anything you would suggest? Maybe what do you use?


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i use a wacom intuos3 6x8” (an old model by now…) for most of my work; sometimes i sketch/ink with a surface pro, but its colors aren’t great, so i save color work for my desktop

i haven’t personally used anything else, but i do know there are some wacom alternatives out there…monoprice, yiynova, and samsung apparently has a few art-friendly tablets

— 3 months ago with 9 notes
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sircrazylot asked: I wanted to know if there was a waterproof ink that you could recommend? I have tried several brands am not having a lot of luck once i apply markers or watercolor to the drawing... any suggestions would be great!


Answer:

i use copic multiliners and they never smear, even with alcohol-based markers (as long as you let them dry first!) in the past i’ve also used sakura pigma microns, and they work great too!

small tip: even if you’re using smearproof ink, MAKE SURE you erase ALL traces of pencil from your drawing before you start applying markers — seriously, go over every last mm of the pic with your eraser. if any pencil is hiding under your ink lines and you happen to run a marker through it, the graphite will smear into your colors :(

— 3 months ago with 21 notes
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