cfdunbar


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I had a great idea... but it turns out that the likeness/image of a Rubik's cube is legally locked down pretty tight and I didn't want to step on any trademarked toes..... back to the drawing board.

j5


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no1 wrote:

yeah, i can see where the tablet has opened up his drawering horizons!

or this.


move along

odysseyroc


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no1 wrote:

yeah, i can see where the tablet has opened up his drawering horizons!



That was completely unnecessary. Not cool.

For the test of you, I'm a big believer in the monoprice tablets. Mine has been a work horse. My tablet usually gets used 60-80 hours per week. It took a little while to get used to the way it feels compared to the Wacom, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I wouldn't spend the hundreds of dollars a comparable Wacom tablet would cost.





no1


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j5 wrote:or this.



your point would be better served with an example that is not a collab.

oroc used to drawer a lot moar. i think the cheep tablet has driven him to enter very text-heavy designs lately.

no1


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odysseyroc wrote: I wouldn't spend the hundreds of dollars a comparable Wacom tablet would cost.



used ones don't cost hundreds.

no1


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odysseyroc wrote:That was completely unnecessary. Not cool.



what's not cool? the fact that i miss the stuff you used to draw?

clarinerd


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Hmmm, I leave work at 5 so I can work on a derby design, and then I leave my tablet there. Oh well, it's probably for the best, considering I've never done better than 13th.

j5


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no1 wrote:oroc used to drawer a lot moar. i think the cheep tablet has driven him to enter very text-heavy designs lately.

think outside the Woot. I don't have access to the man's monoprice-portfolio.

move along

greystone9


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odysseyroc wrote:

For the test of you, I'm a big believer in the monoprice tablets. Mine has been a work horse. My tablet usually gets used 60-80 hours per week. It took a little while to get used to the way it feels compared to the Wacom, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I wouldn't spend the hundreds of dollars a comparable Wacom tablet would cost.



I was wondering how they compared to a Wacom. Everyone I know who bought a Monoprice hadn't ever used a Wacom before, so they couldn't tell me what it was like in comparison. They all loved the Monoprice though.

I think they're at about Intuos3 generation levels aren't they?

odysseyroc


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no1 wrote:what's not cool? the fact that i miss the stuff you used to draw?



Not cool that you make assumptions about me and why I do what I do.





odysseyroc


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greystone9 wrote:I was wondering how they compared to a Wacom. Everyone I know who bought a Monoprice hadn't ever used a Wacom before, so they couldn't tell me what it was like in comparison. They all loved the Monoprice though.

I think they're at about Intuos3 generation levels aren't they?



The pressure sensitivity is a bit softer on the Wacom, and the surface of the monoprice feels a little slicker. But other than that I don't notice any real dufference.

This review is what got me to try the mono. http://frenden.com/the-little-monoprice-graphics-tablet-that-could/





greystone9


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odysseyroc wrote:The pressure sensitivity is a bit softer on the Wacom, and the surface of the monoprice feels a little slicker. But other than that I don't notice any real dufference.

This review is what got me to try the mono. http://frenden.com/the-little-monoprice-graphics-tablet-that-could/



This sounds like an awesome way for me to upgrade to a larger surface!

Draike


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Sketched a few things this afternoon. Looking for opinions on this one - the different courtship rituals of various birds. ;)

odysseyroc


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greystone9 wrote:This sounds like an awesome way for me to upgrade to a larger surface!



I figured for the price, if I hated it, it wouldn't be too big of a loss. Turns out, I love it.





writermist


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Wait... does this mean no limit to colors?

taternuggets


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writermist wrote:Wait... does this mean no limit to colors?



If you mean quantity of colors, no, it doesn't mean that. It's still six.


Nothing follows.

brockart


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Here's what I've got cooking...

marzipanapple


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odysseyroc wrote:I figured for the price, if I hated it, it wouldn't be too big of a loss. Turns out, I love it.



Absolutely in agreement with Odysseyroc, here. I used to have a Wacom (4x5; $99). Eventually I decided I wanted to try something bigger, but couldn't afford it. Then I found Monoprice and was able to afford one twice the size for only around $50. The only (small) downside for me is that the pen needs a battery and makes it a little heavier than a Wacom's pen. It lasts *forever* though and is easy to get used to.

For someone who is tight on cash but wants to design with a tablet, I'd highly recommend it. And I don't exactly have the greatest of examples of my own work, but if you google 'monoprice' and 'artist' you can look at a few examples of what these tablets are capable of.

oakenspirit


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Really appreciate all the input in this thread. Playing with a friends tab tonight... WOW- Definitely buying one asap.


odysseyroc


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marzipanapple wrote:Absolutely in agreement with Odysseyroc, here. I used to have a Wacom (4x5; $99). Eventually I decided I wanted to try something bigger, but couldn't afford it. Then I found Monoprice and was able to afford one twice the size for only around $50. The only (small) downside for me is that the pen needs a battery and makes it a little heavier than a Wacom's pen. It lasts *forever* though and is easy to get used to.

For someone who is tight on cash but wants to design with a tablet, I'd highly recommend it. And I don't exactly have the greatest of examples of my own work, but if you google 'monoprice' and 'artist' you can look at a few examples of what these tablets are capable of.



Here are a few comic book pages I colored with my tablet.







ste7enl


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Break Free (Megamorphosis)

Finished. 2 colors on brown (reddish halftone on orange).

See previous post for inspiration/meaning.

fishbiscuit5


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odysseyroc wrote:Here are a few comic book pages I colored with my tablet.





I'm always so impressed with your work, Tony. Simply amazing and so professional!



cdrewlow


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oakenspirit wrote:Really appreciate all the input in this thread. Playing with a friends tab tonight... WOW- Definitely buying one asap.



You won't regret it! I got one last year (based on OdRoc's recommendation, he should start working on commission) and I love it.
Oh, and OdRoc? Those are flippin' amazing.

zekecatz


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PixelPants wrote:What would it take for us to be able to see new tgentry designs?



I second this.

odysseyroc


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cdrewlow wrote:You won't regret it! I got one last year (based on OdRoc's recommendation, he should start working on commission) and I love it.
Oh, and OdRoc? Those are flippin' amazing.



Thanks, dude. I've been really lucky lately, to be teamed up with good pencilers on good projects.

As far as the tablets go, I love nice things, but I also really love cheap things. It think it's great to get a quality tablet for a crazy cheap price. It also makes you wonder what the heck Wacom is doing with their pricing.





oakenspirit


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Draike wrote:Sketched a few things this afternoon. Looking for opinions on this one - the different courtship rituals of various birds. ;)



This is a clever idea and I can't wait to see it further developed-
I like the style of the birds.


oakenspirit


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ste7enl wrote:

Break Free (Megamorphosis)

Finished. 2 colors on brown (reddish halftone on orange).

See previous post for inspiration/meaning.



MUCH richer on the brown... lovely design man. the mega in the title throws me- I'd coin it Contramorphosis to go with the meaning you are summoning... ;)


oakenspirit


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odysseyroc wrote:Thanks, dude. I've been really lucky lately, to be teamed up with good pencilers on good projects.

As far as the tablets go, I love nice things, but I also really love cheap things. It think it's great to get a quality tablet for a crazy cheap price. It also makes you wonder what the heck Wacom is doing with their pricing.



I am of the same mindset-

Your pages are wonderful man- SUCH COLOR.


oakenspirit


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brockart wrote:Here's what I've got cooking...



Roasted Worm! SUper cute design- would buy for my daughter!


TobiasAmaranth


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F***. |3 Fable's still out of town. This would be a good week to take part. Ah well. Good luck to everyone. And as always, foxes? ;3

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ste7enl wrote:

Break Free (Megamorphosis)

Finished. 2 colors on brown (reddish halftone on orange).



Really glad to see this on brown instead of green! I don't care what the name is, but agree that contramorphis makes sense. and I like this version better than the 3rd one you posted.

orabbit


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Worth pursuing? It'll have ornaments and banners and what not. I just want to see if the idea is funny enough to keep working on.

ste7enl


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oakenspirit wrote:MUCH richer on the brown... lovely design man. the mega in the title throws me- I'd coin it Contramorphosis to go with the meaning you are summoning... ;)



I appreciate that, thanks. The title was silly, im probably just going to call it "Break Free."

I did this version as well to add some texture and depth to the image



ste7enl


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orabbit wrote:Worth pursuing? It'll have ornaments and banners and what not. I just want to see if the idea is funny enough to keep working on.



could be fun depending on how well you handle the type

Thirdbase9


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But I am an identical twin.

I don't know.

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Normally, when the derby is released I grab a pencil 'n' paper and start making lists. Then, move onto my pencil sketch. Once refined, I use a dip pen from the 1800's and ink my drawing, scan, clean up, and color. Plus, I really love (have a problem with) collecting old vintage stuff. Please let me know what you think about this entry I brought back to life.

ApeLad


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Here's what I've got (knowing full well the general aversion to creme, it seems appropriate given that it's the paper color I've been using for these for the past five years):

derby 300 by Ape Lad, on Flickr
--the signature won't be there, obvsly--

Also: OdRoc, you're awesome.

Ray Frenden is an amazing resource when it comes to tablet reviews (and an amazing artist). Check out his youtube channel for hands on reviews.

mightyrain


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So far this is what I have come up with. I call it Rip Free

flemtone


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ApeLad wrote:



Hey, those qatz look familiar...

Totally love the design and the message, but....

...creme? Ouch.

j5


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odysseyroc wrote:Here are a few comic book pages I colored with my tablet.





Sploosh.

move along