Post Reply Pursuing digital art, what to look for, where to start?
Humms 
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Posted 2/13/16
So I have made the recent purchase of a new laptop, I made the decision after some thought behind moving forward in terms of art.

So my question. Where to start?

Drawing tablets, whats good? What is effective and cheap, because right now I would have to order online, and the CAN dollar isn't so hot right now. Is there places in Canada that sell drawing tablets?

Drawing software. Now photo shop is an option, but I want a little bit more. Price range $80-200. Being so use to drawing on sketch paper, I think digital will be a lot more smoother, faster, cleaner. Now editing and drawing are probably different, but a good foundation is what I need right now in terms of being able to have my art available electronically, and being able to actually draw and experiment.

Any suggestions help so I can do further research
Posted 2/13/16
Wacom tablets are sold at Best Buy
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Posted 2/13/16
A Wacom tablet (as said, sold at Best Buy), is a great start. I have a 3 or 4 year old Intuos medium sized tablet, and, though covered with scratches, still delivers the goods. They have great sensitivity and control.

Drawing program? I use Autodesk Sketchbook as my main program. They offer a yearly membership, which gives access to all sorts of functions and brushes ($20-odd, if I recall correctly). I also have Corel Painter 12, which (in the latest 2016 version), will run to around $400 or more, unless there's a sale). This is a very robust program.
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Posted 2/13/16
Well the Wacom tablet sounds like my go to plan right now, I mean in terms of sensitivity when drawing or being responsive, I'm sure I'll get use to it. I'll definitely check out sketchbook if it is offline use, well I'm sure it is. Thanks guys
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Posted 2/14/16
I forgot to mention that the Sketchbook program is also available as an iOS (and possibly Android, not sure) app, which gives the same level of access as the desktop, if you happen to want to draw on a tablet.
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