>get a pad tablet because I'm poor as fuck
>draw with it
>this fucking thing appears
How do people get so good without a screen? I know practice is a major factor, but is there other advice?
Ah, I believe it. I was just wondering if there was something more, or even if there are multiple ways to practice. I think I'll try tracing images to get this all down. It's really hard using a pad tablet.
A big part of it is that you are using the Flash brush, which is trash, even in versions like Flash 8 which are infamous for having a "decent" brush tool.
Try grabbing an old version of Photoshop or something. Practice with that first. Your tablet may have come with Painter Essentials or some shit, that would be okay... http://www.getpaint.net/index.html is better... https://krita.org/ might be good too but I dunno. Never used it before.
Honestly, I've been using a tablet regularly for over three years and I still find paper much easier and more intuitive. It probably takes me less than half the time to get a good sketch/lines done on paper than it does on the tablet.