Bamboo Fun…

Bamboo Fun

Bamboo Fun

So I got my Bamboo Fun on Father’s Day and it is cool. I really dig the possibilities but it is going to take some getting used to. The pen is touchy and it is really easy to get too thick or too thin of a line and it is easy to get used to the “undo” button. No ripping out and wadding up paper.

On Monday, I posted the “Bad Phone” cartoon. I drew it the old way, with a Shapie on my drawing pad but I also decided to try and replicate it on the Bamboo.

Here is the traditional version

Bad Phone

Bad Phone on Paper with a Sharpie

And here is the Bamboo version

Bamboo Bad Phone

Bamboo Bad Phone

Close, but not quite to my liking. That is actually one of the better versions. There have been some fuglies. Looks like I need to experiment with sizing, too.

I think I am slowly getting the hang of it. I will never stop using the drawing and Sharpie. My plan is to draw in three steps – my practice pad, my final drawing pad and then recreate the final version on my Bamboo. Scanning and transfering between laptops is getting to be a real pain in the ass. My hope is to get to where the Bamboo is a tool to make it easier to post my drawings.

Time will tell.

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5 responses to “Bamboo Fun…

  • sandraraven

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  • Sarah

    I like your second drawing too. But looking back up at the first and knowing that is YOUR original, I could see why you’d stick true to that one.
    Is this yet another way we’re getting more and more disconnected? Why I write in my blog but hardly ever anymore in the journal that lies on my bed? Eh… it is what it is. And I like it. I like your blog.

  • Nathan Bowers

    I just don’t believe in tablets. I have one, but the disconnect caused by looking at the screen but drawing on a tablet that doesn’t even map to the size of the screen really sucks.

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