Hey guys, I need your opinion. In particular, those of you who paint huge 300dpi files in Photoshop.
My PC is causing me nothing but problems. Last night was a deadline for a major contract I'm working on for some PS3 game concept art. I got the blue-screen-of-death rampage and I had to resort to my backup laptop to finish it, barely.. considering it was a 25x17inch 300dpi file with 200+ layers.
WORSE possible timing EVER for a crash. However I still barely made the deadline. I don't think I was ever so pissed off in my life and I honestly don't have time to tinker around to get this computer to work right.
So for those who have MAC and PC
After a very long wait at Fry's customer service, I finally picked up the Cintiq 20wsx. It took forever because they couldn't find my hold order and when they did find it, they asked me numerous times if I was sure this was it because it was $1999. They all looked at me like I was some kind of lunatic. They asked me if I was an artist and I told them I was an amateur, never painted before and just wanted to see what this $2000 LCD was like. I walked to my car giggling like a little girl, with the big box:
Just a note that this is NOT a review, there are plenty out there and I agree with them all. These are just my impressions as a concept ar
I can't believe I'm doing this just now, I should have done this a long time ago.
I took the leap and purchased the Wacom Cintiq 20wsx. At the pricetag of $2000 I had to think this one over carefully, but it became more apparent that I really needed this.
Several things pushed me over...
-The game studio I work with has two of them and I got tired of drooling over them every time I went there for meetings.
-Sci-Fi/Fantasy Illustrations this year just became 70% of my income. Not to mention I just got a boatload of projects from Wizards of the Coast for their Dungeons and Dragons publishings.
-Motivation and speed. A lot of times I don'