Thursday, April 19, 2007

My rocky relationship with my Cintiq

The Good Times


The Bad

I'm always quick to blame my Cintiq whenever I encounter problems or setbacks on a sequence I'm boarding. The Cintiq is a powerful tool for boarding but I find myself always getting caught up in all the bells and whistles in Photoshop. (Lens flare!?!) I've seen great sequences people have boarded out in Photoshop on a Cintiq, but I've also see amazing sequences drawn with a Bic pen on yellow post-it notes.


11 comments:

mark kennedy said...

This is embarrassing to admit, but I have actually smacked my Cintiq on two occasions, but in my defense mine seems more glitchy than anyone else's (it's probably the computer's fault, but I'm not going to get up, cross the room, and smack that. Too much work).

I totally sympathize.

John S. said...

I'm right there withy you, brother!!!

dr. hong said...

do you want some cheese with that WHINE?!?!!!!

cintiq's are the the future - this is america dude, learn the rules.

walleye said...

I've punched mine a few times. I've punched paper too, but its not nearly as dramatic.

Jeff said...

Don't like the feel of plastic on plastic. Sorry Mr. Gore but I need to cut a few trees down so I can finish my sequence.

pegicorn said...

My Cintiq is the most expensive box of coloring crayons I will ever own. ¡VIVA PAPEL!

Andreas said...

@ Jeff Don't feel bad for the trees, they were raised for the purpose of making paper. Pulp wood is farmed like you would cotton, corn, wheat and so forth. Learned that a long time ago in my high school graphic arts class. Of course you could always switch to hemp based paper... Long live paper!

John S. said...

I switched back to paper for my first pass. I can get my thoughts down quicker and more clearly with paper. I do my final tweaks and tones on in Photoshop on the Cintiq.
Paper is better for thinking.

Jenny said...

God, that's funny. And so true.

Jeff Pidgeon said...

"I've seen great sequences people have boarded out in Photoshop on a Cintiq, but I've also see amazing sequences drawn with a Bic pen on yellow post-it notes."

Hear Hear!

Chris said...

"significant other syndrome" combined with technological advancement. at least cintiqs and tablets don't look good in sun dresses... otherwise there'd be a whole 'nother mess on our hands.