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February 13, 2013


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stabilizer in SAI, cheating or not?

Sorakie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
should we feel bad because I can't draw without it?

Don't ask for photoshop its simply not possible to draw any line in there, maybe because im not familiar with the advanced settings.

I use mostly the S1-S7 in SAI

Would like to know your comments if you use frequently the stabilizer.

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Vineris Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

However, programs have a life-span, and eventually the program that you loved may not work on new computers, or may stop being supported by its creators. So if the ONLY way that you can draw cleanly depends on SAI and one day SAI goes away... then you will be a very sad artist. So there is nothing wrong with using the tools you like, but you also don't want to be a slave to one tool.
BloodArt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Tool,had been made the computer,
software is the logic in it to use.

Make art at the computer are better cause it goes beyond and easy,
lazy is the concern about the care being lost with pencil and paper.
Layers to draw and erase,save do again.

Sadness is within society for money impositions and joker smiles.
Play at internet for do it,do it, .....
LiamLockheart Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think so, no.

I started out on S-7 and have been working my way down. I'm down to S-4 to S-2 on occasion, and my goal is to use it to slowly teach myself to have a steadier hand so eventually I won't need the stabilizer anymore.
Sorakie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My complexity with the stabilizer is gone!

I will use it without remorse, Ty everyone :P
egypturnash Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Is it cheating to use a spline when doing real-world ink work?
weremole Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Real artists only draw with their fingers on their own skin using their own blood.

No its not cheating because a pencil and a stylus are different. A pen is a stick with a graphite/clay mixture in it that you draw with on a cellulose surface by spreading grains that fall from the pencil with applied pressure. It's forgiving to microscopic shakes. A stylus is two pieces of moderately slick plastic that tracks the pressure and position of the stylus tip with electromagnetic signals which can be a bit too exact for its own good if you are used to a pencil.

Photoshop is awkward for lineart to some. I can't get over how a line can't taper below five pixels unless you draw with a brush that is below five in which case it won't taper at all.
Sorakie Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ywah right, because I find the tools on SAI really powerful... other programs doesn't feel the same way.
Monstrocker Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:damphyr: :bulletpink: I do not think its cheating. Why?
mondu Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Why the hell is anything "cheating"?
The tablet picks up hand shakes to an unnatural degree. The stabilizer just restores the smoothness you can get with a real pen. If that's cheating, then using any tool besides drinking kool-aid and licking the paper is cheating.

Which... BRB, just invented a medium.
Katy-L-Wood Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I used to write with kool-aid instead of ink. Made the mistake of using Cherry at school one day and someone thought I was writing with blood...
L1V1D Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I don't think it's cheating. My lines are much neater when I sketch traditionally. The stabilizer just compensates for the shaky hand when using a tablet that you wouldn't otherwise have. I don't use it myself... but my lines are very shaky and could definitely benefit from it.
Lovely-Words Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why the hell would it be cheating? It's a tool just like any other. That's like saying using my tablet is cheating since it makes thing easier.
bleachrocks2010 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont really understand the whole stabilizer thing but I know its handy cause my hands shake so bad
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