First post for me but I've spent a couple of months browsing through the galleries and I'm in awe of the talent here. I've had Art Rage for a while now and really enjoy use it, especially not having to drag out a tonne of supplies to get my creative fix, being short on time and space it's a huge plus.
So far I have stuck to using my mouse, I got a cheap tablet but gave up in frustration because every time I lifted the pen I would lose my reference point on screen and then have no idea where the tool was going to land, which meant I spent most of my efforts using the eraser tool. I love using the mouse because I have a constant reference and nothing happens until I click a button. Anyway I'm finding the mouse a bit limiting and trying to decide whether to get myself a decent tablet (looking at the Wacom Intuos3) and was wondering if the disappearing pointer is a feature of all tablets? Or does this depend more on the pen? I'm a total novice in this area and would really appreciate any advice.
By the way, thank you Bumble for your amazing sky tutorial. I can finally make clouds that look real! I've been having a blast playing with this method, just mixing up messes of colours!