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Graphics tablet for pixel art?

Reply #20 on: August 26, 2016, 01:26:49 pm
HELLO!

Recently I was looking at some graphics tablets and wondering if I would be easier (after practice) to make pixel art than to use a mouse

Little background: I've been programming for almost a year now and have been working on pixel art for about 5 months the game development team I'm apart of has an artist whose been working for longer too....

I was looking at this http://www.amazon.com/Ugee-Drawing-Tablets-Memory-Card/dp/B00KHL5PV6/ref=aag_m_pw_dp?ie=UTF8&m=A1FSEUG2W17R1Xhttp://
I know it won't make my art better I'm wondering if it is worth the cost

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Re: Graphics tablet for pixel art?

Reply #21 on: August 26, 2016, 03:10:53 pm
Don't hesitate to do a search on "tablet" in the forums, you'll see plenty of feedback.
Generally speaking, a graphic tablet is mostly useful to convey your pen-and-paper drawing skill to the computer.
For pixel art, it's mostly useful at the beginning, to get the right proportions and movements, before the pixel-by-pixel detail. It may be a small part of the work time, but it's important - it's very frustrating when you have a clear idea in your head and you can't do it with mouse.
Even if you use it less than you intended for pixel work, if you're like me you'll discover a second usage by experimenting and having fun drawing with art programs which simulate watercolor, charcoal etc. This is very good for motivation (and possibly discover a new passion!)
Note that if you live in a high-population area, you may find a lot of used tablets in the classifieds (be sure to search for "GRAPHIC tablet" or "wacom", to filter out the ipads). Near me, I can see used entry-level Wacom tablets for 25$-50$. If you find one that looks physically in perfect condition (no scratches, stylus point doesn't look "used up"), it's good to go.

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Re: Graphics tablet for pixel art?

Reply #22 on: August 26, 2016, 04:15:29 pm
so what your saying is its helpful for big sprites/project but not for pixel by pixel detail

is it a possibility that I could use a tablet then for smaller parts of the image I could use mouse

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Re: Graphics tablet for pixel art?

Reply #23 on: August 26, 2016, 07:27:55 pm
I use a tablet for sketching and blocking in colours, and I use a mouse for detail, so yes, you can do that.

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Re: Graphics tablet for pixel art?

Reply #24 on: August 26, 2016, 10:21:59 pm
thanks

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Re: Graphics tablet for pixel art?

Reply #25 on: August 26, 2016, 11:19:25 pm
I use the tablet for everything. Only touch the mouse when I'm drawing to do stuff on my other screen. Or if I'm feeling too lazy to sit up straight ::)

Definitely get one if you're even a little bit serious about digital art.