Which one describes you best. "I draw..."
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Better on paper than on tablet
Better on tablet than on paper
About the same
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HailDawn's avatar
It switches over every now and then but right now im better on my tablet haha
DrewNault's avatar
I go back and forth on this, but right now I definitely accomplish more on my tablet.  There's just something so "finished" and "complete" about digital art, and that really motivates me to keep going.  I've been the other way around, too; it just depends on what season I'm in, really.  
Speedslide's avatar
I've used a Bamboo Fun for 10 years (I'm a cheapskate) and I still think I draw better on paper. I think I need to be in direct contact with the art to make it better, which is why I'm saving up for a tablet which I can draw directly on rather than in relation to another screen.
BandanaBlue's avatar
Technically I've never tried on a tablet, so I am unsure.
TankaaKumawani's avatar
Well, at least when sketching.  I'm okay at sketching on the computer, Baragon's design sheet was all-digital once I got far enough...
RatchetJak's avatar
Definitely pencil and paper. I've tried and I've tried and I just can't get the hang of drawing with my tablet. I'm in the middle of saving for a Cintiq because I feel it would be a better alternative to learning how to draw digitally and I like how I'd be able to look at what I'm doing lol
Sythgara's avatar
Cintiq was definitely a big change
RatchetJak's avatar
So do you prefer it more than when you used a tablet?
Sythgara's avatar
I think for sketching I still prefer tablet. Lineart is a mix since scan is a pain to clean. But colors definitely tablet
RatchetJak's avatar
So you prefer the Cintiq for lineart?
Sythgara's avatar
For control and ease pencil. For neatness and having undo cintiq.
SKy-2008's avatar
I usually trace the lines over and over until they look like I want them to. That made it look kind of sketchy on paper. Now that I draw digitally I can just delete all but the final lines and it's good. Also I don't like it when my hand covers up parts of the drawing, so the tablet fixes that too...
Shinedriger's avatar
I'm better on paper. I like my tablet, but I don't really like that disconnect I get with my art. I like having graphite all over my hands, and hell, if I'm using paint I'll end up painting with my fingers.
I still have a hard time using digital art programs. I try to do everything on one layer, and the only thing that's been good for so far is digital painting, which I do really like (the undo button is GOD). Also I'm very bad at remembering hotkeys.
Zalcoti's avatar
About the same but in different ways, if that makes sense.
Sythgara's avatar
What about just drawing lines : P
Zalcoti's avatar
There's not that much of a disconnect. I grew up using both a wacom tablet and traditional tools.
teh-dino's avatar
I do better with traditional media in most aspects. Digital/tablet just allows me to do a few things a bit more easily, and if I mess up my inking I can fix it in a less noticeable way :D;. I just don't feel like I have enough control with a tablet to get the sort of lines I want, though I can 'paint' backgrounds with a tablet pretty effectively now. There's just a disconnect for me between where my tablet is sitting and where the screen is and I can't match it up in my brain. Maybe a Cintiq or something similar would work better for me in that respect, but I don't do nearly enough of this sort of art to put several thousand dollars into equipment for it.
Sythgara's avatar
Oh yea painting and colors overall are a totally different thing. I was referring more to lines and sketches.
Sythgara's avatar
Maybe it's just my love of .3 mechanical pencil and the precision it grants me without cleaning up the same goddamn layer 3-4 times. And I use a cintiq.  While krita was immense help with better lineart, I still don't feel in control as well as with a pencil, mostly when I wanna do some detailed lineart. Close, and maybe more technical, but not there. And I've been drawing on my tablet so much that when  I do get around to my sketchbook I intuitively want to press undo or M to flip the image horizontally, haha. Part of me wants to think that maybe if the pens were less bulky there would be some difference. But I was just wondering what do you guys think.
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