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Tobibrocki

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Germany
Current Residence: Home ;)

Favourite style of art: A little bit of everything.

Operating Systems: Windows 7 64-Bit and Mac OS X.

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Journal Entry: Sun Jul 27, 2014, 6:14 PM


Hey everyone,

sorry I've been so mute lately, thing is, I have a pretty busy time at the moment (work, small spare time, you know the drill). When I come home it's usually straight to bed, maybe an Anime/Cartoon Episode before that and that's my day pretty much. So, sorry that I have not been able to draw much (or at all) the last few weeks.

Currently I'm also trying to save up cash for a new tablet, I'm not sure which one I'll be able to get but I hope it'll be at least a little bit bigger than my Bamboo. I have been browsing Amazon and other sites to see what's out there and I've seen Wacom's Cintiq 13HD tablet. It has a very nice price for a Cintiq, a full HD display at 13.3 Inches and I heard it's pretty robust. I have included it in my list of possible tablets I could potentially save up enough for. 
In general I have noticed a (fairly recent) HUGE increase in products of the Built-in-Monitor-Pen-Tablets (like the Cintiq) sector from other manufacturers, usually at a fraction of the cost one would have to pay for a Cintiq. Right now I have not come across a "Cintiq killer" though, they all seem to be lacking in a few departments to the point where most are rather uninteresting for me still. Either the resolution is really low, the pen has a battery, cables are to messy or the screen has bad viewing angles amongst other things. The Monoprice 19" Pen Tablet Display seems like a good option though, at only 400 Dollars and with a (from what I heard) more accurate Digitizer than Wacom's a pretty good value overall, it's screen has bad viewing angles though and the stylus requires a charger (but a battery charge is supposed to last a long time). Definitely the best value I've seen so far.
I'm actually glad the market is expanding with more cheaper options, competition is good for business and Wacom (as much as I like their products) have had a monopoly going on for far to long and their prices could be a bit more affordable. I think this competition is only going to lead to products with better prices and in the end, we as customers can only benefit from that development.

All in all I'm not sure what I'm going to be able to afford in the end, but it's always good to have a few options on the table to choose from, so yeah, that's all I wanted to say for now. Not sure when I'll be able to pick up the pen again to do some regular drawing and stuff (like I said, busy busy busy), but when I do it'll show up here like in the past. :)

Cheers guys! =3

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Gojira012 Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Remember Garble the Dragon
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h2g2guy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey!  Love your Copic works!  Picked up a few of my own a couple of months ago, so I'm hoping to learn a bit from your own foray into them!

Cheers!
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Tobibrocki Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :meow:
The markers are great so far, easy to use and mostly streak free. Blending though, that's what I'm struggling with, I kinda understand it but at the same time not really. ^^;
I doubt you're gonna learn much from me, but who knows, I'll make sure to share what I learn as I continue to work with them.  ;)
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h2g2guy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
From my (very little!) experience with the markers, blending and other effects like that become much easier when the paper becomes completely soaked, which is much easier (and less costly) on decent marker paper (I use Strathmore 500 series Marker paper).  The bleeding issue you were talking about in "Calpain Says Science!" is also much less prevalent on the good paper, too.  But I'm sure you already knew all that :)

I'm sure I'll learn a lot from you.  According to your webcam image over there, you've been 'hooked on drawing' since well before I was born, so I think that learning about these things vicariously through you, so to speak, would expedite my own learning!
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Tobibrocki Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, that's a bit of a gag, I was born in 1989, I just wrote that since I've pretty much been drawing stuff since I can remember. ;)

I actually have marker paper here, you probably know about it, Copic's own "My Bleedproof Marker Pad" paper. it really doesn't bleed much on it and through it since it has this film on the back of the paper. But blending on it is even harder and the Blender doesn't have much effect on it either if I want to do effects or push colour back into the lines (it smudges and just makes a mess).
I've been hearing that many people use Canson Comic & Manga Paper for their Marker pictures, but I also heard that it does bleed on it and also through the paper itself.
I'm mainly interested in paper that's cheap and has good quality (and works well with the markers), the Copic one has 50 sheets and costs 6 Euro, it's the paper I used for "Maud Pie!" and "Sweetie Shopping!".
I like the Copic paper to a degree, the colours are rich on it, I save ink with it since it's very thin, I can easily trace drawings (even pencil ones) without using my light table. But like I said, blending and Blender effects on it are tough, and while the thinness is great, I like thicker paper a lot more.
I wish shops would give away free paper samples, it would make things much easier! 
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RemmyFox Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Heya! I used to be your fwiend on youtubez!
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Rex42 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for the fave(s) :)
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smileprettycure Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Request? Please

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thegreatrouge Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Interface Designer
do you take requests?
if so can you do my oc:
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ProudyHooves Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Wow, your style is unusually cute looking, especially on ponies!
Good job, mate!
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