Does anyone have tips for the side pencil loose sketch techniques when working on a Wacom Cintiq? Ergonomics, equipment, software, workarounds, whatever, is there anyone that works comfortably for long periods on a tablet? Relying on the wrist to elbow motions for doing big curves with a pen that needs to be straight up and down feels like I’m just adding more bad habits to a neglected skill. Here is a pic of my set up “Cintiq 32 on a motorized stand desk”, which in truth is amazing for most of my work. I know many would kill to have this set up and, “boo hoo” me… but I’d love to hear from anyone that has it figured out for drawing as a job, with all the pain of the hours that go with it. A fatal flaw in my artistic arsenal has always been life drawing fundamentals, neglected for far too long and patched over with quick fixes. Its almost like a hole in my vision when I try to do a 30 second gesture drawing. I’m painfully trying to rework some of those neural pathways at the base of my skill, but I find drawing digitally makes it even harder, and is particularly tough on my over stressed shoulder muscles from 12 hours a day with mouse and stylus.
Damn, Late to the party as usual. I just finished a project that I was working on in parallel, without knowing how well it would fit in to this challenge, so no votes for me, but would still appreciate any feedback. https://www.dropbox.com/s/f634t30wl5ixkqu/P2-Prisoner-2-srgb-02.mp4