A couple of days ago, I posted on my Facebook Page that I wanted one of these:
I hooked it up yesterday and.... It works! I gave it a shot with the digital drawing software I have and... it works! The drawing was total shit, but the device totally worked. In fact, you can use the pen and pad for pretty much anything.
So a giant thanks to D.E. for delivering this to me. It's really incredibly generous of you, and I appreciate it so very much.
I will be spending the next few weeks getting used to the pen and pad. Since it can be used for web browsing as well, I'm doing that just to get used to the functionality and to increase my precision. I keep trying to use it like a mouse, whereby if I lift the pen up, the cursor will remain where it is, and I can put the pen anywhere on the pad and the cursor will remain where I left it.
Not so. The pad is precisely like a pen and paper. If I lift the pen and put it elsewhere on the pad, the cursor immediately moves to that location on screen.
It's taking some getting used to, I tell ya! My skills definitely are improving, though. If all goes well, I shall attempt to do my first digital drawing on Friday.
The key here is to not get frustrated that my first (technically second, but first proper) attempt is not perfect. This is an issue for me. I might seem relatively laid back in person, but I have a terrible perfectionist streak!
Right, I have to go attempt Welsh once more.
I'm really excited about this new toy! Art! Yay!
I should go though.