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Tips for a Tablet Newcomer?

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Pichoochoo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No matter what art style you'll begin to use; study human anatomy. :)
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AlanTheRobot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I have a beginners photoshop tutorial in my gallery, but for other stuff I suggest you look at my tutorial folder in my favorites. It's filled with the most useful tutorials I've found. Many are about coloring. By coloring I'm assuming you mean blending is what you're having difficulties with? and not cell shading which is very simple and almost self explanatory.
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AlanTheRobot Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Oh, well sorry, the tutorials should still work though.
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minustwoseventhree Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Once you get the feel of it, the best thing to do is loose sketches. Then try drawing different types of lines using the pressure sensitivity as much as possible.
I don't really understand what you mean about your difficulty colouring, as that's a pretty basic thing? Fill the area with colour then shade it. Look at some tutorials, I can't give too much help with that as it's a personal thing.
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BerriesSparrowMouse Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Practice is really all I can say. My first tablet drawing was god awful, actually. But now I can't draw without the thing.

Make sure that the pressure and response time is right. Having your cursor go ten times faster than your hand can be really awkward.
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Jei-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What software do you use?
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Jei-Art Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I havent the slightest clue what mypaint is lol. The advice I can give is to customize your tablet buttons through wacom tablet properties, and most importantly zoom in when you are doing more delicate work like lines and such, so you have more control.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Mostly practice, practice, practice. On YouTube there are a ton of exercise for tablet users and artists in general. And on ConceptArt.org they have what's called C.O.W. which is creature of the week. They give you a one-line creature description and some rules and you make your own version of that category. It's a good way to get out of your comfort zone and not get hung up on trying to think of something to practice when you just want to get right to practicing.
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i-stamp Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Well, same applies with the Youtube thing for lots of tutorial and watching some examples of people's drawing techniques. :) There's also several artists here on DA who have LiveStream sessions, so you can watch them while they're working.
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MattCombsArt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
make sure to set your brush settings to pen pressure in whatever program your using. IT will let you have more control of the brush.
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