So, as I wrote about yesterday, Boyfriend got me a tablet!!! The good news is, I love it. The bad news is, I’m TERRIBLE at using it. Like, seriously freaking awful. I was hoping I’d be one of those people who was excellent at it right away, but alas, I’m not.
What I wish it was like:
|I have sock monkey slippers|
What it is actually like:
However, I know that the only way I’m going to really adjust to it is to keep at it, and try not to go back and forth between the trackpad and tablet. So, for the next few
days weeks months years?? my drawings
are going to be even worse than they normally are. I’m sorry. Please don't leave.
Now, I would like to illustrate (ha!) this point.
Example 1: Remember when I wrote about becoming a vegetarian? And how I was all about the whales? Well, here’s the original drawing:
And here’s what it looks like when I try to redraw it on the tablet.
|Whale is sad because he doesn't like to be drawn ugly.|
Survey says: Not TOO terrible, it just looks like you were a little bit drunk.
The polar bear I made who cries at wastefulness:
The one I made with the tablet:
|He's angry at being drawn so badly.|
Survey says: Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with his arm?
The duck. Here’s the original:
And here’s the tablet version:
Ducky says: Fuck you for drawing me like this, Gia. BOTH VERSIONS.
Le sigh. Okay, so I clearly need some practice. But damnit, I will conquer this tablet eventually!