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Old 08-28-2018, 09:27 AM
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Do you use a tablet to paint from? What are your experiences?

Hi, I've been following at artist on YouTube who uses a tablet on an arm attached to his easel. I'm tempted to invest as it would save the cost and time of getting photos printed to paint from and also I like the fact you can zoom into detailed areas of the picture.

Does anyone here work in this way? Do you find it convenient and useful? I was wondering if the light emitted from the screen is an issue (as opposed to a photo that does not emit any light)?

I've considered getting a TV with a USB slot instead, but that might be too bulky and would lack the zoom-in capability.

I guess all I need is a biggish screen with high resolution - any other functions would be a waste.

So, you see, I am rather undecided as to whether to spend the dosh and your experiences might influence me!

Look forward to hearing from anyone,

Sarah.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:16 AM
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Re: Do you use a tablet to paint from? What are your experiences?

I've worked with the aid of my laptop when I ran out of ink, but I prefer working from printed photos.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:12 AM
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Re: Do you use a tablet to paint from? What are your experiences?

Thanks - I'd thought of that too, but space is rather limited around my easel and I think it would be too bulky.

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Old 09-08-2018, 11:43 AM
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Re: Do you use a tablet to paint from? What are your experiences?

I never print anything. If I paint from photo reference I use my laptop or my phone.
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:23 AM
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Re: Do you use a tablet to paint from? What are your experiences?

I use my tablet (samsung 10inch) & paint direct from it.
I have a stand which sits by my easel.
I like how I can zoom into a section of the image if I need to, and /or easily swipe to another image I may need for that painting. Also have a TV in the studio, but i find the tablet image much superior, although a high quality monitor may be better.
Used to use photos, but I find the colours on the tablet more true.
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Old 10-14-2018, 05:37 PM
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Re: Do you use a tablet to paint from? What are your experiences?

My PC is downstairs so I use a tablet to view reference photos upstairs in my art room . Saved the bother of printing out or trecking up and down stairs to compare things . One of my better investments !
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Old 10-26-2018, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Sarah_the_Flower
Hi, I've been following at artist on YouTube who uses a tablet on an arm attached to his easel. I'm tempted to invest as it would save the cost and time of getting photos printed to paint from and also I like the fact you can zoom into detailed areas of the picture.

Does anyone here work in this way? Do you find it convenient and useful? I was wondering if the light emitted from the screen is an issue (as opposed to a photo that does not emit any light)?

I've considered getting a TV with a USB slot instead, but that might be too bulky and would lack the zoom-in capability.

I guess all I need is a biggish screen with high resolution - any other functions would be a waste.

So, you see, I am rather undecided as to whether to spend the dosh and your experiences might influence me!

Look forward to hearing from anyone,

Sarah.

The setup from a artist like Michael James Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6c3c0iVbmg does work well for oil/acrylic painting.


This is my setup for my drawing table


So yes, I use a tablet too
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