The entry-level Kindle fire is on sale for $40. I know it won't be anywhere near as good as a real drawing tablet, but are there good apps/usable capability for drawing? Has anyone used it for that? I'm not thinking of buying it for drawing (mostly to read foreign graphic novels and have recipes out while cooking) but this would be a cool feature to have to dip my toes in digital drawing and more easily share sketches, because I have no experience with digital art or digital drawing tools, all pen and paper for me.
Thanks bros, and no need to point out that it is shit compared to a Wacom or whatever, I have no expectations of an extremely high quality experience.
Mmmm... look, I can sort of see what you're after but, to be completely honest, you would be wasting your money.
Tablets like the Kindle Fire don't have pressure sensibility, and an artist-friendly stylus would cost a lot. So I highly reccomend you to get something else.
A good begginer's tablet is the Huion 610.
I've had mine for a couple of years and it's still working pretty well. It's similar to an entry level wacom device, but cheaper.
I know you probably want to "look" at what you're drawing like you're used to and may not like staring at your computer's screen while you draw, but you get used to it fairly quickly. No sense in buying a cintiq or something unless you're already experienced (why would you buy a $2000+ guitar if you're just learning how to play?)
Read the sticky for more info in tablets. Good luck.
That Huion tablet is cheap and seems nice. I'm not really interested in seriously doing digital drawing, and I doubt my 6 y/o laptop is fast enough to run a decent program; using Gimp for simple photo cropping causes enough lag to make it almost unusable. I didn't think about it not being pressure sensitive though, and I know nothing about styluses.
Thanks for the info, down the line that would probably be the tablet I buy if I want to do digital.
7 years ago I had to work with a Pentium IV, 756MB RAM and a Wacom Volito 2 tablet that ran software like GIMP, Photoshop CS2, openCanvas and SAI just fine. Unless you've got an entry-level netbook you seriously need to clean up your PC.
Yes I do. I run Ubuntu 14.04 and there is some sort of system error that seems to be fucking everything up as well as just ordinary bload; I'm not sure if it's related but I have to restart every few hours or it starts getting really slow and freezes constantly. I've tried reinstalling the OS but my computer won't boot from usb or disk and I've not really been bothered to fix that.
I'll probably get more serious about figuring out what's wrong when the when I go to put the next LTS, Ubunbtu 16, which is out in April I think.
I can't put anything on it. Something is messed up with the boot order. I went into Bios and set the flashdrive to be the first thing to boot but I still just boot into the already installed OS. I'm going to try a boot repair program, but I'm over my head in getting it fixed.