Painting with Bits

After years of debating with myself, I finally broke down and bought a Wacom Intuous 3 graphics tablet. At one point in the past I decided to buy a cheaper off-brand graphics tablet and ended up greatly disappointed with the results. It was never used and served to discourage me from using a tablet. The Intuos 3, on the other hand, provides a tremendous level of control and a very natural pen feel. I bought the 6×8 inch pad, and in hindsight, the 4×6 would have provided ample space in a more portable size to suit my Macbook.

On one hand I am thrilled with my new tool, but on the other I am a little concerned that it might serve to distract me from more pressing matters. Here is the first portrait that I created using the tablet and Photoshop.

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