06 Oct My First Wacom Tablet (and what I did with it)
…I was never the best of students…
Can you blame me? I was studying Industrial Design Engineering! —No offense!
At least it had the word design on it…
One particular day, while I was walking the white corridors of the ETSID building, someone said something that really caught my attention.
“It’s called a tablet” they said. “You draw on a surface, and what you are drawing appears in the computer’s screen.”
I was like, WHAAAAT?
I had been religiously drawing character designs for more than a year while pretending to be studying—ahem!
I drew so much, I had one of those huge office folders full of pages and pages of awkwardly drawn female models, displaying collections of my latest fashion designs.
The thought of simply drawing into the computer was… Fantastic! But I was told that these devices were very expensive, and I was—well—broke.
A darling friend, seeing that I was in need, got me for my birthday the most precious thing: A Wacom Penpartner.
It was the smallest little thing! I actually hated it a bit when I started using it. I had to train my hand to synchronize with my brain, while I looked away into the PC screen.
It was madness!
But I decided to change, and become a good student (of using my Wacom, of course)
I was ready to do anything for my big, successful career in story-writing/illustrating! So I took a break from my Seven Goddesses, and practice “for perfection” making a fan-fiction comic of Gargoyles!
Anyway… It was a great experience, and I still can’t believe I colored it with THAT little tablet…
Coming up Next
I kept practizing with my little Wacom friend and I got better. Filled with confidence, I decided it was time to take some action!
The story continues here… Don’t miss it!
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