Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Wacom Intuos Tablet

One of my birthday presents from Jerry was a Wacom Intuos 3 Drawing Tablet. The first day I tried to use it I got very frustrated! I even thought of sending it back. I'm pretty persistent when it comes to challenges though. Today I decided I was going to #@!!**%# learn how to use it! I studied the PDF manual that came with the tablet, then went online and watched a few YouTube video tutorials about it. (A couple of the tutors looked like nine year olds and I thought; C'mon, you should be able to do this San!) After a full day of "class" I finally feel like I have a lttle bit of a handle on it. This is one of the watercolor illustrations I worked on with it. I used it mainly to outline the tree and touch up the roots. I also used it to block out and touch up the white background. I think I may eventually learn to enjoy working with it. I guess it is easier than drawing with your fingers or a stone (I mean a mouse) :-D.

A version of this image is available for license on iStock here.