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Thread: Need advice... Draw with a mouse or I start with a wacom tablet?

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    Need advice... Draw with a mouse or I start with a wacom tablet?

    Hiiii

    I dont know how to draw and I will began my practices really in the next few days, I am very very good with the mouse and I know is not the same to use a wacom bamboo tablet than a mouse

    what is your suggestion? (wacom bamboo is the beginer digi tablet I find in my country at a reasonable price)

    thanks I know NOTHING of drawing but I have talent LOTS of it some teachers told me that

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    You are on a good start if you plan to practice every day. It has helped me to work with ArtRage once a day. If you like using your mouse, just use the mouse until you feel like you really need to try a Wacom tablet. I didn't buy a tablet until I'd been ArtRaging with a mouse for two years, because I was happy with just using a mouse. However, I don't "draw". I paint. If you like to draw with details, you might want a tablet right away.

    I don't know if that helps you. Follow your heart while you make art, and find joy in it every day. If you can easily afford a tablet and you really want to try it, then buy it and have fun. If you prefer to use a mouse only, well, that's good, too-- it's what I've done for four years now.

    I hope you will love ArtRage as much as I do.

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    Tablets were used in Art since ancient times. I never heard about old masters using mouse though. Of course these tablets changed a bit in computer era, but it's rather marginal difference under the hood, meaningless for the artist himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strandy View Post
    Tablets were used in Art since ancient times. I never heard about old masters using mouse though. Of course these tablets changed a bit in computer era, but it's rather marginal difference under the hood, meaningless for the artist himself.
    I can just see Leonardo dipping a mouse into ink and using it! You'd get some intersesting marks though

    Lulauruguay: I think if you can afford a Wacom Intuos, then get one and use it. It is far more versatile than a mouse.

    Brett
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    Oh, dearest Ragers; please do not mock those of us who know the Way of The Mouse. It is a special skill. Many of us have acquired it over many years, before coming to ArtRage.

    When I came to ArtRage, I wanted to just dive in and Rage. I wasn't ready to learn tablet skills until I had done everything I could with The Mouse. I have a lovely tablet now and use it for some drawing, but still prefer The Mouse.

    To our new member I had only wanted to say this: that if she is comfortable with a mouse, that's a perfectly good start. A tablet is not an immediate "must have" in ArtRage-- that's the wonderful thing about ArtRage.

    (If I was learning to use a tablet and ArtRage at the same time, it would have given me too many possibilities every time I had to ask, "what have I done wrong this time?")

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    Dear sueellen

    My apologies. I did not intend to mock you or any other mouse user. Not at all.

    My odd head was just enchanted by the idea of a renaissance artist using a mouse to paint with. Alive or dead I wondered? Would white ones be better than brown ones? Would you hold them by the tail and swish them over the canvas or maybe roll them along like Tom Kitten in a roly-poly pudding.

    In peace

    Brett
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    As one who still uses the mouse, I would just say, don't buy a tablet just because it's the thing to do. While I've never used one, I would imagine that painting is probably a little easier with one, but you can make very good paintings with a mouse.
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    Although I use a tablet myself, I always used to use a mouse very effectively and from experience I would say stick to the mouse until you have a handle on Artrage and then much later go over to a tablet as your skills develop.
    Geoff

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    Tablets the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hypotaxis View Post
    Dear sueellen

    My apologies. I did not intend to mock you or any other mouse user. Not at all.

    My odd head was just enchanted by the idea of a renaissance artist using a mouse to paint with. Alive or dead I wondered? Would white ones be better than brown ones? Would you hold them by the tail and swish them over the canvas or maybe roll them along like Tom Kitten in a roly-poly pudding.

    In peace

    Brett
    An irresistible image, too. There is a "new" portrait of Da Vinci with a little white dog in his lap, that, because you have shared your whimsical imagination, I will now always see as a little white basket full of little white mice who are struggling with their tiny painty-paws to climb out.

    Thank you, Brett;

    Sue Ellen

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