ArtRage 5 Product PageArtRage Lite Product PageArtRage for iPad Product PageArtRage for Android Product PageArtRage  Android Oil Painter Free Product PageArtRage  Free Demos Page

Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Help To Develop Mouse "Technique"

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    USA
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    15

    Help To Develop Mouse "Technique"

    I am very impressed -- even amazed -- at the quality of art and different
    styles shown here by ArtRage 2 users. I have a mouse and I cannot
    achieve anywhere near the quality of images I've seen in the gallery.

    For those who use a mouse, could you please share with me (and the other
    mouse users) some of your favorite/useful "techniques" to compose the
    fine images you create? Perhaps something like ... I use this tool, in this
    manner, at this setting(s) .... then I do this (step by step details).

    I would be most grateful, as I am sure so would others here.

    Thank you !!

    Ken

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Michigan, USA
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    367
    I use the mouse for everything. Check out my basic painting tutorial also in this forum, you might get some ideas from it.
    Most of the stuff I learned by applying gobs of paint and messing around with different tools & settings. I have yet to learn to paint anything but landscapes, but its a start!
    Art is like an ill-trained Labrador retriever that drags you out into traffic. (Annie Dillard)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    USA
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    15
    Thank you, Cym, Sweedie, and everyone else who has or will post a
    tutorial on their techniques, steps, etc. while creating. I do appreciate
    this very much.

    Ken

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    218
    Hiya Ken & Cym . . .

    l know you've probably heard this before... there are some VERY cheap tablets on the Market now. I think Genius makes one that's around US$20.

    In other words, you don't need an expensive Wacom tablet nowadays.

    l would highly recommend making the investment. It'll change your life. Seriously.

    I use a tablet pc, and even so I almost always have my Wacom plugged in. It's just a great input device.

    Blue skies
    love
    Roy
    ROY BLUMENTHAL

    Visual Facilitator: http://royblumenthal.com/portfolio

    ArtRage 3.5.5 and 4.0.4 on:
    Fujitsu T901, Asus R1E

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Gallery
    View images
    Posts
    22,334
    20 bucks? You have to be kidding!

    Thanks for the tip. I have a small (4x6 or whatever) Graphire I anguished over buying a few years back for around 80 dollars.

    And when I finally bought it, I was intimidated by it. Not having what I was drawing be directly under pen or brush but rather on the screen bothered me at first.

    But that's all changed once I discovered the unarguable advantages of pressure and angle control with the stylus. Now I have a hard time going back and only do so to navigate, not do art.

    So for anyone asking, heed Roy's advice!

    20 busks. I can't believe it.

    Oh, and my small 4x6 tablet is plenty big for anything I've ever used it for, and I've done everything from photo retouch to painting and drawing with it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •