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12-17-2007, 05:32 PM
Hey everyone, in the last year Iv studied 3D, mainly 3d landscapes, but 2 months ago I really felt like I wanna get into matte painting, I really suck at drawing and painting, but I really felt that if I want to I can get into it and practice, in the last month I saw lots of tutorials and guides, and really I tried to start, but its hard with a mouse, the only problem is that wacom tablet cost alot, I cant afford that...
is there any cheap wacom that can do the work?
Thanks. lovely site.
12-18-2007, 12:37 AM
welcome to the matte painting art, you will find it really great, and yes a wacom tablet is a must have, I would suggest you buy the small graphire those are cheap and work just as good as the bigger ones. and if you don't know how to paint or draw I suggest you start practicing inmediatly
12-18-2007, 10:06 AM
thanks :) ye I am taking it step by step, thanks so much again :)
12-18-2007, 10:24 AM
I have had my wacom for two months now it is fantastic, however i had a cheap and nasty pentablet for three years. Thing is i learnt to matte paint on that one. It didnt have all the features but i learnt about colour, photo references basic painting. It did not have pressure sensitivity so i had to learn all the keyboard shortcuts learnt how to create brush strokes.
So there is no real disadvantage to buying a cheap version, you will learn a lot more by having to work harder. Please try and get rid of the mouse as you will suffer at some stage RSI and that can be quite serious.
Also carry a camera with you everywhere and a sketchbook and learn to see theworld around you. Graphire do a good range I promise you that haveing the best kit in the world will not make you a better artist. It is practise practise im afraid. However any problems just ask on this forum we are willing to help.
welcome to matte painting
12-18-2007, 10:33 AM
Hmm well I was planning on buying Wacom Bambo... one of them... is it nasty too? :O
and yes I know its practice and practice, I know that from 3D stuff.
but ye as you can see this thing got me, and right now my goal is to able to make something basic, the simplest thing. :)
12-18-2007, 02:02 PM
Hi! I still think that a wacom tablet is better. I'm using graphire right now at home and Intous at work. I've also used a few other brands and Wacom is still the best.
Although I agree with rockhopper, It would still be to your benefit the save your money and buy a wacom than buy a cheaper one. After all, buying a wacom is sort of like an investment at your part. :D
12-18-2007, 03:12 PM
hmm so what about Wacom Bamboo ?
12-18-2007, 04:02 PM
Basing from the wacom dealers here, they said the although Graphire is still out in the market, it's no longer being manufactured. They released a new model... and thats bamboo...
The old graphire is now graphire BT, still basically the same grahire but bluetooth and more expensive...
Point: bamboo is a good choice... :D
12-18-2007, 05:36 PM
Okie great :) cause thats something I can afford for practice.
Thanks so much for the help guys, youre so nice :)
12-19-2007, 01:42 PM
I agree with the other guys, i use a wacom intuos 3 which works fine. Don't settle for rubbish just because you don't have the money straight away, as you'll just have to replace it anyway when you get fustrated with it! On the other hand don't go all out & buy a cintiq or something when you're just starting out, it's not really necessary
something inexpensive & good is your best bet, hope that helps
12-19-2007, 01:42 PM
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