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Is Graphics Tablet Good For Pixel Art?

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#1 eckirion



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Posted 15 March 2014 - 12:51 PM

Hello FEShrine! It has been a while since I last posted. Reason is our school's pressure cranked up after the CAT drill training session is raised from once a week to 5 hours a day. Worse comes on weekend when I spent 9 hours just for that ( 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ) both this day, Saturday, and tomorrow, Sunday. I wanted to make up on my absence by asking the question stated on the title. Just asking this question if..... my father agrees on buying the graphics tablet I requested. Originally I requested this since... I wanna create a manga. This manga will be inspired from my philosophy with a mixture of FE + VC + S1945. rolleyes.gif !

Thank you in advance for the answer!

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 06:18 PM

i'm assuming you already have a substantial amount of efficiency when it comes to drawing for the doujinshi (with pencil, or mouse, or something.)

it has become significantly easier for me to make FE mugs (if nothing else pixel arty) with my graphics tablet (though mine is...overkill) for what I believe is effectively the same reason it would be better for drawing on the computer at all, and that is because pencil habits die hard + using the mouse exclusively is a pain in the ass(oversimplification of the reasons, but you can probably look at the benefits of tablets elsewhere on some art forum or blog you can google or something. I'm just saying that whatever benefit it has for pixel art is probably the same ones it has with drawing anything else) If you don't already have pencil habits though, I also don't suggest getting the tablet (unless you use $1000+ for it just for the fact that you can draw on the screen, my main issue with OTHER graphics tablets.)

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 12:50 PM

Don't worry about me using pencil since I always use pencil on drawing though sometimes I would use my signpen for doodling odd but sometimes funny drawings.

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 03:29 PM

My answer to the question in your original post is that it depends on your preferences, and either is acceptable. I personally use my mouse more than my tablet for trivial reasons, but I could see the case for mice being more precise for details and shading unless you're good with a pencil or tablet, which I'm not.

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 12:18 AM

I personally don't think it would be easier but if it's quality enough and you're good with hand stuff then maybe--kind like what Smashed just said, there's no definitive best one for everyone...


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Posted 25 May 2014 - 11:19 PM

I use mine for shading mostly, particularly on mugs/larger sprites, or to trace out shapes. It's quicker for me to draw/block out certain things with a tablet as compared to pixel by pixel clicking.
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