I just can not wait to get my hands on this device. I will be doing a critique of my experience with the Motion Computing LE1700 and may even try my hand at a little Vlogging from youtube in the future.
Newest offering - Digital Design for Business & Projects = Newest addition to the art tool kit
Oh boy, I am so excited! I just invested in an art tablet. I am getting into graphic design and finding that my old tools of fine art (paper/canvas pens/pencils and paint) just don't translate well when making a quality digital design for a business/project client.
My originally wanted to be a graphic design major in college but I went to a local private college that did not offer that as a degree or even a minor. The college I wanted to attend was many states away and who knows about the cost.
Well, I have never lost my passion for art, even when it didn't seem like I had very much time to devote to it, and now I find myself touching again on an old favorite graphic design.
I am loving connecting with the business/project client and discussing their idea's and their vision. I am using my intuitive/creative side to get those ideas into a manifested design that the client can play with. It's like a bright sparkly thing in the clients mind and then from that I through down the lump of clay and we start to play with it and it takes form and starts to resonate with the clients idea and heart.
I am finding I am fairly talented at listening to the clients desires and being able to use my knowledge and talent to assist them arrive at an excellent design for their needs.
My goodness there are so many art tablets out there to choose from. Ranging in prices to affordable to very expensive. As I am just starting out with the digital art, I wanted a tablet that was exceptional but at an introductory level price (Ok, even a cheap price but not a cheap device).
I researched for about 3 days online learning everything I could about what kind of equipment I would need to do the jobs I was interested in doing.
I need a pretty high RAM and 64bit operating system with decent processors to accommodate PhotoShop and in the process I discovered that GIMP Open Source is a free PS-type program and I am definitely checking that out.
Long story short, I went with a Motion Computing LE1700 for 300$ on ebay it's touted as the Cintiq alternative for the artist on a tight budget. Will arrive in a few days and I can't wait to play with it and I'll let you know what it feels like.
Hello, I have not been very good at keeping up with blogging. Seems like there is just so much I have to learn right now. Good news is that I have a passion for being an artist and I am stepping into it 110% and I think that it is the 10% over the 100% that may not be so good for me. It's 530am and I have been working very hard trying to figure out Facebook Pages tool
Now you see the problem I am having there is that Facebook is being a booger and wanting to charge me to "promote" my Pages post to my own (already established) Friends and Family.... I had not intended to start marketing heavy and really I just wanted a special place that I could showcase all my newest works with those that I care about most.
This feels really unfair and unjust. It's not like I am asking them to give me access to anyone but those people that I already know and I know them pretty well too. It's not like my FB friends are sometimes friends. I mean I am on the FB more than I'd like to admit and my FB friends and family we play together, share our triumphs and tribulations.... We pray for each other and mostly post very positive upbeat meme's and some slap your knee, funny stuff.... and that is why this deal with the FB Pages feature seems so unfair.
For one thing FB pushed it on me by encouraging me to start a FB Page in the first place. I've been working really hard for the past 4 days to try and figure a work-a-round for the fact that only about 1/10 of my family/friends category is getting to see my Page posts at all.
If I would have known the real deal about this Pages feature, I would not have worked so hard getting one together and it seemed to work a little at the beginning and then, BAM in 3 days it practically shut down.
I think that FB has an algorithm so that they know precisely the moment that you have adopted this Pages baby and made it your child and not that excited to abandon it yet. But, the past couple of days has me close to throwing it away.
Well we shall see. Maybe I can try and keep you informed using this blog technique. Who knows. I sure am a novice at this.
Take care, till next time. Peace
My name is Chris Bell & I am an artist