Wacom Tablets Description
In the age of digital media drawing out landscapes and characters is a regular part of the art sphere now. There was a time when not many artists undertook a digital side of drawing or painting, but now there are so many who are brilliant at it! With a host of them using a Wacom Tablet, the basic digital drawing tool used to interface with a virtual canvas on Photoshop, Illustrator or any other host of programs designed for the new age artist.
Wacom Tablets set the bar for being one of the best available drawing tablets. Not just used by artists but also a large portion of photographers to retouch images in large amounts as doing that with a mouse would take more time. The stylus improved the process with it being a lot more precise as we are more used to taking a pencil to more specific regions than a mouse. The Wacom Tablets also have other buttons and jog wheels alongside the open playing space, to add another layer of efficiency and flow to ones work by not having to use a mouse to change settings inside the computer allows for a more hands-on based hardware interaction with the machine making for a quicker response overall. With more hi-tech systems and coding these tablets can sense the variations between 1000s of levels of pressure and mould your line according to that and the angles, this sounds like a simplification but in application, this is a beautiful step for technology!
Available in varied sizes depending on your specific needs and of course budget, the smaller ones being more portable along with your laptop. There are also different shapes available in the pen/stylus and what you choose is a matter of what sets better in your hand aiding your work process. Most used to connect through a USB port but now there is also the option of connecting through Bluetooth making it easier for you to set where you sit and work.
Not to be left behind Wacom has also developed tablets that are similar to touchscreen tablets, the drawing is done straight onto the screen so you are not interfacing with a laptop and own a unit that is complete with a screen, processor and drawing surface. One thing that an artist needs to get used to is the way the stylus glides over the surface of all these tablets it can be a bit annoying to begin with and there are stickers that add texture akin to a paper so you have some resistance but still it takes some getting used to. Wacom has also thought about this and introduced a version that you can clip a paper onto and draw, the sensors below transfer the image onto the computer for you to play around with digitally. But all this takes some getting used to and when you really start to feel the art form you will realise how much more this can open up to you from just basic graphic design to character design for complex game and movies!