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Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« on: July 16, 2016, 10:58:04 am »
Hi I'm Amethyst! I know many of you on FT like to draw digital, but problem for me is, I have a Chromebook and a Samsung Galxy Tab 10.1 (with a cracked screen). Any suggestions, Hints? There are different ways for different ppl. Should I use a mouse? or or just the touch pad thing? Any suggestions on programs for making digital art for Chrome?
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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2016, 11:49:18 am »
I'd say your tab would be the best if you have a pen, using a touch pad with the monitor as your display could take some time to learn. Don't have a chrome book so I can't give you any suggestions on that. Drawing with a mouse is uh, not recommended

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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2016, 11:52:58 am »
Thx! I have another coumputer but its like probably the most glitchy laptop! XD
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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2016, 12:02:34 pm »
Like you said, different people like using different things. Regardless, you don't need to get any special equipment or anything to draw, just try out the options you have. If you've got the stylus for the Galaxy Tab, there's a quick option. I know people who can consistently do amazing work with just a mouse or a touchpad, and actually prefer that to tablets and stuff, too. Give them a shot! Whatever you decide to use, practice and spending time with it is everything.

I haven't used a Chromebook before, so I don't know how much it can do outside of the internet, but there's tons of web-based drawing tools out there that work really well, such as Sketchpad or QueekyPaint, so you don't really need any fancy programs either.
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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2016, 01:36:54 pm »
I haven't done much digital drawing so I can't say much, but I do know an artist on DA who draws with a mouse and her drawings are fantastic. Just use whatever you like the best.
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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2016, 03:23:09 pm »
I prefer tablet, but it's really up to you, and what you want to do with your art. Trackpad/mouse is fun to draw with though really challenging. As for programs I recommend Medibang which exist for both IOS, Android, Windows and OSX. And it's free! It's also really similar to SAI.
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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2016, 04:51:50 pm »
I use an LG tablet and it works just fine! I'm sure your tablet will be just fine too!  :fox-:P:
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Re: Whats best for digital drawing? (For Beginners)
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2016, 06:07:47 pm »
Thx guys! Though as i said my tablet is cracked... i'll try to do some digital XD
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