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Forgive me if this isn’t the right place to ask. 
 

My 14 year old son is enjoying drawing. He wants a drawing tablet for Christmas. I’ve gotten him to keep practicing his hand drawing and I’m okay getting him one to do as well. He doesn’t seem to know a lot about them. I gather there are ones with screens and ones without. We don’t have a lot of cash. Is there a good starting tablet to connect to a windows PC for £100 or so? Or is it going to be useless for that sort of money? 

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37 minutes ago, Yiggy said:

Forgive me if this isn’t the right place to ask. 
 

My 14 year old son is enjoying drawing. He wants a drawing tablet for Christmas. I’ve gotten him to keep practicing his hand drawing and I’m okay getting him one to do as well. He doesn’t seem to know a lot about them. I gather there are ones with screens and ones without. We don’t have a lot of cash. Is there a good starting tablet to connect to a windows PC for £100 or so? Or is it going to be useless for that sort of money? 

 

They're not nearly as shit as they used to be for that price. Once upon a time it was wacom or nothing, but there's loads of good cheap ones. Give me a sec to get on my pc and I'll scrounge up some links

 

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9 minutes ago, moosegrinder said:

 

They're not nearly as shit as they used to be for that price. Once upon a time it was wacom or nothing, but there's loads of good cheap ones. Give me a sec to get on my pc and I'll scrounge up some links

 


Cheers dude. Hugely appreciated. 

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Just now, Yiggy said:


Cheers dude. Hugely appreciated. 

 

No bother :D

 

This is probably as cheap as you'll get; Huion H420 but it's only a dinky thing. The biggest problem with using a tablet is getting used to the space you have being relative to the screen, and removing the disconnect of not looking where you're drawing. Or the HUION Inspiroy H430P which might be a bit too dinky also.

The Huion H950p has a bigger area which could be easier to get used to, plus it has shortcut keys which are always brilliant to have close to hand. The Wacom One is a no-nonsense alternative.

 

TBH I'd go with the H950pm you can't go wrong with the ratings it has on Amazon, it has a decent active area and the shortcuts are invaluable eye em oh, but you really couldn't go wrong with the One either.

 

One thing I always point out for people asking about these is that this isn't going to make him magically amazing at drawing. Which might be a bit condescending and I apologise, but I've seen people state things like "well the pad and the PC do it all for you, don't they?" It's just a tool like everything else. 

 

Also have a think about what program he's going to use. Tablets work with all the main ones out there, but photoshop isn't the only game in town any more. Clip Studio is brilliant and has a free trial, they also frequently have sales for half price. There's also free alternatives like GIMP and some others I forget the name of.

 

Anyway, I hope that helps. If you have any other questions just give us a shout :)

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Havent posted here in a long time.  Just did a drawing and reworked it into a family Xmas card.  Still figuring out how and whether to colour a pen and ink image in photoshop/ affinity.  Do you need something like iPad Pro for that?  I’ve always just drawn on paper.  


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18 hours ago, Timbuktu said:

Havent posted here in a long time.  Just did a drawing and reworked it into a family Xmas card.  Still figuring out how and whether to colour a pen and ink image in photoshop/ affinity.  Do you need something like iPad Pro for that?  I’ve always just drawn on paper.  


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shug_Monkey
 

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In the folklore of  Cambridgeshire, the Shug Monkey is a creature which reportedly haunted Slough Hill Lane (a street that leads from the village of West Wratting to nearby Balsham). It was believed to be a supernatural ghost or demon.

 

Local Police Constable A. Taylor, who heard the stories of the creature in his youth, described it as: "a cross between a big rough-coated dog and a monkey with big shining eyes. Sometimes it would shuffle along on its hind legs and at other times it would whiz past on all fours." He also stated that after dark local children at that time avoided its haunt on Slough Hill, which was then an overgrown and little-used lane.

 

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I've  been workong on how to best use ecolines' watercolour inks inability to layer the colours. They tend to push the lower level colour out rather than sit on top of it. It's looks fantastic, but it's a bit of a random effect. 

 

I think these best describe the effect and I really love the overall design. Well, I'm really happy with the results at any rate. 

 

 

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On 22/01/2021 at 11:22, Sidewaysbob said:

It's a great picture, but is she supposed to be facing the wrong direction? ... It's messing with my OCD :(

Just a comment about the game being broken - tho I think that is the only bug not in the game... anyways more doodles!

 

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