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ApprenticesB1-Soracia by OakleyMark ApprenticesB1-Soracia :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 3 1 Bang by OakleyMark Bang :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 9 3 Jenny reclining on pavement 1000 by OakleyMark Jenny reclining on pavement 1000 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 4 0 Mirror-page1 by OakleyMark Mirror-page1 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 2 0 Jenny in Summer Breaze with cat. by OakleyMark Jenny in Summer Breaze with cat. :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 0 0 Cartoon after strip236 by OakleyMark Cartoon after strip236 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 3 0 BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 150-151 by OakleyMark BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 150-151 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 1 0 BIGwebcomic-Stardrop-by-Mark-Oakley 273 by OakleyMark BIGwebcomic-Stardrop-by-Mark-Oakley 273 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 2 1 BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 148-149 by OakleyMark BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 148-149 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 1 2 BIGwebcomic-Stardrop-by-Mark-Oakley 272 by OakleyMark BIGwebcomic-Stardrop-by-Mark-Oakley 272 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 2 1 BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 146-147 by OakleyMark BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 146-147 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 0 0 Video-store-painting-trimmed-1 by OakleyMark Video-store-painting-trimmed-1 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 2 3 Stardrop-by-Mark-Oakley 271 by OakleyMark Stardrop-by-Mark-Oakley 271 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 1 1 Ninja-pants big by OakleyMark Ninja-pants big :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 3 0 BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 144-145 by OakleyMark BIGwebcomic-Jenny-Mysterious 144-145 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 1 0 Cartoon after strip182 by OakleyMark Cartoon after strip182 :iconoakleymark:OakleyMark 3 1

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WinTab v WindowsInk on ClipStudioPaing and SAI2
This is what drawing is like on my Samsung Notebook 9 Pro.

Pretty much awesome, except for some subtle issues on the big and small scale.

The new PaintTool Sai 2 (64bit), the latest development version released just a few weeks ago is the winner of the bunch.  I really look forward to Sai 2's release!


Mark Oakley
So, finally, FINALLY, somebody has made a Table PC worthy of being called an Alternative Cintiq.  That is, bigger than the garden variety 12" screens which have been popping up all over the place lately.

Dell's new Inspiron 15 7000 (7568) with FHD 15.6" screen.  And Wacom's AES digitizer tech!

Cool beans.

I picked up the low end model, with a Core i3, 4Gigs of RAM and a spinning platter hard drive.  -And because it was built only a few months ago, it is now the fastest computer I own.  -Over the past few years, I've been working on a bunch of old eBay Penabled TPCs from last decade, and doing pretty well I might add.  But this is a big step up!

The screen is huge and gorgeous, and the stylus action is really sweet in MangaStudio 5/ClipStudioPaint.

I just posted a short video demonstrating its drawing capabilities, (with brush stabilization turned off), so you can get an idea of how well it performs.

The skinny if you don't want to watch a five minute video: It has slight jitters when you draw slowly, but it's not as bad as we've seen in other devices.  Drawing fast is luscious, and there is no perceptible delay between the brush stroke and the line appearing on screen.  Let me repeat that: NO BRUSH DELAY!!!  -This is a big deal for me; it is noticeably better than N-Trig's tech.  (Though, there is still a slight delay when drawing in Photoshop, but that's an Adobe issue, not a Wacom one).

I'll do a proper review later, but I can say after having penciled and inked a couple of comic pages on the Dell already that I'm very happy with it so far.

If you're thinking of buying one of these for yourself, you need to look at the 7568 model with the 1920x1080 screens.  Dell makes a 4K option, (or something close to that) called "UHD".  Don't get that one.  Those ones don't have the Wacom tech installed, and you can't draw on them.

You'll also need to get a stylus separately, and you have to be careful to get the right kind.  Dell makes a couple of different ones, and not all of them work.  I'm using in the video Lenovo's Active Capacitive Pen.  It works really nicely!


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SmithyGCN Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016   Traditional Artist
Hey, they, Mr. Oakley! I have to say it is nice seeing you here on DA. I grew up on a few issues of Thieves & Kings when I was young.
I-is-smart Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
I'm so behind on stardrop >.< read a few of your latest comics and as always I'm impressed. will catch up when I get the time ^^
OakleyMark Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Take your time.  These strips always read better in book form anyway.

I like your emote animations.  I use the "Can't stop laughing" one from time to time.

DonnovanKnight Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I've always enjoyed your work. But after going through your Sraps page here I realized you're a kindred spirit, always trying to find that better setup, even if it means making it yourself. Though with your whole laptop setup, you've way outdone anything I've attempted.
The-Golden-Knight Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Have a GLORIOUS birthday! :headbang:
Falling-Card Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
OakleyMark Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
PetaloMaM Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Happy Birthday sir!
OakleyMark Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
zapfino Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey, thanks for the :+fav: on JOE VS THE VOLCANO THE MUSICAL - moon rise
I appreciate it!  :)
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