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
And here is the Bamboo version
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.