You Don't Have to Use a Wacom Tablet to be an Artist - BrianaDragon Creations

You Don’t Have to Use a Wacom Tablet to be an Artist

Be sure to check out our shop! New customers get a 5% off coupon!
Posted by / July 24, 2014 / 0 Comments

This site is completely ad-free. Please Support us by making a donation.

I use a graphics tablet for some of my digital artwork. In case you don’t know, a graphics tablet is an alternative input device for your computer. They are comprised of a flat surface that plugs into your PC, and a stylus (often shaped to look like a pen).

If you go out and try to do any research on them, you’ll discover that one name gets mentioned ALL the time. Wacom is the leading brand of graphics tablets and has been for many years. So whenever you ask anyone about tablets, you’ll be told about Wacom. You’ll read and hear all kinds of people saying that Wacom is the ONLY way to go. There even seems to be a stigma attached to anyone who disagrees. So you’ll start seriously considering buying one so you too can be a “professional” digital artist. Then you’ll see the price tag on one and start convulsing. Not to worry though, you can get a tablet without breaking the bank. If you’re willing to not care about brand names.

A couple years ago, I had the good luck to stumble across an alternative to Wacom. I have a Genius tablet, and I love it. Less than half the cost of a Wacom and works just fine. It might be missing a couple bells and whistles, but it still beats the frell out of using a mouse. Using a mouse for graphics makes you think you’re trying to sketch with a bar of soap.

Don’t EVER listen to anyone who tells you that you have to use a particular brand to be a “professional”. It isn’t the tool, it’s the hand that uses it that truly matters. There is almost always another way, or an alternative solution. Find what works for you and your life and work will rocket off into the stratosphere. There is no one true way, there are as many ways to do something as there are stars in the sky. Do you think that my artwork is less “professional” because I use a cheap tablet?

Disclaimer: Links on this site may lead to affiliate sources to help support this blog. We appreciate all purchases, but you are under no obligation. Not all linked products have been tested by the site owners.

Related:

Purple Crackle Bead Steel Hoop Earrings – Fr...
Views 482
You Get 1 pair of earrings Description Steel hoop earrings with translucent purple beads and steel wire wrapping. The purple beads have a cracked a...
Question The Negativity
Views 189
Image: Public Domain, Morguefile There is so much negativity being shown to us in the news and print media. Do you ever really think about it? Do ...
Are You Living In Opposition to Your Dreams?
Views 244
A thought occurred to me while I was sitting here playing a game online. All too often, we live lives that a contradiction to how we want to live. O...
The Negative Nature Of Women’s Information O...
Views 219
Image: Public Domain, Pixabay I mentioned in an earlier post that finding information on being a real lady was a challenge to say the least. Time ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!