First Tablet Drawing

Richard Brooksby, 2000-03-15

A few days ago I bought a Wacom graphics tablet -- a "Graphire". It's their cheapest model, designed for non-professional use. I messed around with it for a few hours, just to get the feel of it, but didn't draw anything coherent. I traced some photographs of a friend as well. But then I drew this picture.

My first tablet drawing

It was made with Photoshop and a simple five-pixel wide brush. I used "undo" only a couple of times, but found it very useful. It resembles my earlier drawings with my fountain pen, and I'm quite pleased with that.