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Current Residence: Utah
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Ipod and Mobiblu DAH-1500i
Personal Quote: I'd rather live poor and free than rich and tied down.


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privacypage Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
DARKGuy Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey! thanks for the +fav! :D

Merry christmas ^_^!
bruisedlee Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Hi, I read from a Wacom forum that you have a Bamboo Fun... I just got one, and although I'm not a naturally gifted artist, I still would like to get a crack at it. What digital art program are you using? I can't seem to get a steady hand with my lines. Any tips?
CitizenOfMars Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Well for my comic art, I use flash mx2004. The reason the lines look like that, is that the brush tool automatically smooths the lines. Flash is great for drawing cartoon or comic art but it's limited because it isn't a bmp-based art program like Photoshop and also has limited brush selections.

For my sketches I've been using a trial of Photoshop and to get smooth lines I just use large sweeping movements that take up most of the pad to minimize jitter. However, because of the tablets small size, even tiny jitters are translated to be rather large. That's one reason some artists prefer larger tablets.

If your interested in cartoon or anime art, I'd definetly suggest trying flash. It's really great for cell shading but eventually your skills will outgrow it. Right now, I'm still doing lines in flash but I'm experimenting coloring the same art in photoshop.

Still, flash is a great place to start because you'll get experience with layers, coloring, ect.
Let me know how it turns out :)
bruisedlee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
Hi, thanks for the very helpful tip!

I do have Flash MX, but have never thought about using it for creating digital art. I also agree about the jitter factor with a small tablet. It's disappointing how pixelated lines look in Photoshop or Corel Painter Essentials. But anyway, I'll definitely try doing it on Flash.
CitizenOfMars Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Glad to help :) I look forward to seeing your work.
insaneduck Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
thank u for the fav!:)
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