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.