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Arise, New Graphics Tablet!

Posted by Hisham
Friday 29 July 2005 at 12:57 pm.
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New Peripheral On The BlockThe other cool stuff I bought the same day I bought the table is this Wacom Graphire 3 graphics tablet. In fact, I've been wanting it for many years now that when I finally have it in my hands, I didn't have the heart to remove it from its box and plug it in for FOUR DAYS. This morning I finally did it.

After getting the tablet up and running with my computer, I proceeded to install the bundled Painter Classic software. When I finally ran the program, my blood went cold. All the colours were screwed up! It took me about 30 minutes before I decided to increase my monitor's setting from 16-bit to 32-bit colour.

Only then did I let out a sigh of relief. I grabbed the stylus, played around with the controls a bit; then tried playing with different brushes and tool on different layers; finally wiped the slate clean and proceeded to paint this:

An Oasis

My first Painter-made art ever. My technique is still way out there. It's gonna take some more practice to get myself up to speed with the new tablet and software. Ultimately, I believe that my work will go much smoother and faster on the computer.

Addendum: I just remembered that I had Open Canvas prepared for action in my computer. So, a mathematical equation came to mind. Graphire3 + Open Canvas + Hisham's Tired Imagination = ...

Bernhardt Baker
That's one of my favourite DC superhero from the late 80s and early 90s, Animal Man.

Addendum 2: This is so much fun I can't stop myself.

Some Random Volcano

four comments

Athena

hey hish, your 1st piece is really good. Can’t wait to see more from you!

Athena (Email ) - 29-07-’05 13:30
Sila

yayyyy!! go yop go!! looking forward to more masterpieces…

Sila - 29-07-’05 23:11
Simon Taylor

Great stuff Hish! Glad you’ve joined the WACOM side lol :D

Simon Taylor (Email ) - 03-08-’05 08:51
daboss

i bought a wacom graphire 3 too… but it’s really difficult to use… it’s in the drawer at the moment…

daboss - 04-04-’06 12:58


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