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Review – Wacom Intous Creative Stylus 2

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Review – Wacom Intous Creative Stylus 2

The trends of digital artwork is always changing, which usually leads to some pretty interesting conversations between professionals. One such conversation brought up something that I hadn’t really considered. I guess you could even say, one of the down sides to going totally digital. As my friend pointed out that he really missed drawing and inking outside in the sun.

In terms of a geographical location, living in “Sunny” San Diego certainly does have it’s benefits especially regarding the climate. I typically look for a mobile option with everything I do, I hadn’t really considered the outside realm as part of the equation.

More so it seems that Wacom has heard the cry of the digital artist. Not just in mobility but in the stylus nib department. Having already reviewed the Intous Creative Stylus 1, my only real complaint came down to the size of the nib. (Or tip of the stylus) It felt much like sketching with your thumb. Well Wacom apparently is listening and cooked up the Creative Stylus 2, with yes folks a smaller nib.

Is it time for the digital artist to join the outside world. To un-tether themselves from their desk? Finally having the option to do some digital artwork in the sun?

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Tech Review – Wacom Intous Pro

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Tech Review – Wacom Intous Pro

by Caleb Cleveland

Along with Wacom‘s rebranding of the Intuos line of digitizing tablets for enthusiasts or hobbyists (replacing their Bamboo line), they created the more up-market Intuos Pro line, intended for professional use. Judging from the mid-size tablet I’m reviewing, the Pros are all sturdy and sleek with a black matte finish, and can be set up for right or left-handed use. The active area of the tablet can be used either as a writing surface with the included stylus, or as a touchpad.

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Tech Review – Intous Creative Stylus

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Tech Review – Intous Creative Stylus

One of the toughest parts of being an artist is staying up to date on all the latest tech. This couldn’t be illustrated better then the 90s, where every artist I knew was making the migration to digital. This was far from the easiest transition, but there was a company helped take the sting out of it. They developed what was known as a graphic tablet, better known as Wacom. Measuring in at a mere 4 x 4 inches square, it came with the promise of being able to draw in a program called Photoshop 4.0.

Fast forward to today and a lot has changed, Wacom is still at the forefront of the Digital Art medium. The tablet market is certainly taking off, and the word itself makes people think of a device like an iPad. I’ve been waiting for Wacom to make a leap into this new medium. And leap they have, developing the Intous Creative Stylus.

How does this stylus compare to others that already exist on the market? Is this the ultimate in tech for the mobile digital artist?

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Wacom adds Pressure to the iPad Stylus competition

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Wacom adds Pressure to the iPad Stylus competition

The world of digital art is ever changing; it seems once you have a handle on technology, you’d best be prepared for some frequent changes. The tablet market is shaking things up in the realm of computers, and I dreamed that one day that Wacom would throw its hat into the ring with a stylus for the iPad  – and that fantastic Wacom pressure sensitivity.

Let’s just say dreams do come true.

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An Artistic Look – Wacom Inkling

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An Artistic Look – Wacom Inkling

There is a particular art to going digital. The transition can be a bit of a trial of one’s artistic dedication. While I was introduced to Wacom’s products early on in my artistic career, it wasn’t until very recently that I became comfortable with tablets.I found it very difficult to draw on the Tablet and watch what was begin drawn on the Screen. I was always looking for the happy medium between digital and traditional drawing.

Wacom has taken that very step with the introduction of the Inkling.

The easiest way to understand the Inkling is it’s essentially a ballpoint pen that records your line art digitally. How does this fit into the day-to-day grind of an artist? Is this the happy medium between traditional and digital?

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.053 – Rage Quit!!!

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Pixelated Podcast Ep.053 – Rage Quit!!!

This week on the Podcast we get Crafty with some Mine Craft. Then say Halo to everyone and Reach out and talk Game Impressions and thoughts on the Soundtrack of Halo Reach. We then get Inside and Debate Intel’s new idea about charging people extra to unlock features on their hardware. Draw some conclusions on the Wacom Intous 4. Then decide what Marvel or Capcom character we would like to see in Marvel Capcom 3.

Topics

  • Mine Craft
  • Halo Reach – Game Impression, Soundtrack Discussion
  • Intel $$$$
  • Wacom Intous 4
  • Roundtable: Marvel and Capcom characters we’d like to see on Marvel vs Capcom 3
  • Wonder Woman?
  • Italian Spiderman
  • Halloween Costumes

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Wacom Bamboo Pen Review

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I’d like to preface this review with the admission that I have zero artistic talent and that the best I can do is something a 5 year old manages with crayons. With that out of the way, lets get down to business with the Wacom Bamboo Pen.

Wacom is known for it’s high quality, precision pen tablets like the Intous4 which come with an equally high price tag with the smallest of the bunch weighing in at €225. The Bamboo line of tablets is Wacom’s way of introducing those who don’t need a pen tablet for work, but would like a little more control over photoshop, hand writing recognition or just want something to digitally sign away their life on. The Bamboo range includes finger touch pads, pen and finger touch pads, as well as a range of pen only tablets in varying sizes and kick off at a retail price of €50. Certainly a more palatable proposition if you’re just starting out in your tablet using life. Read On