Three Things My New Tablet Taught Me About Life
I might look like an innocent tech device but I will destroy your wrist and I won’t even care.
Let me introduce you to the newest addition to my toy box: the Wacom Intuos Creative Pen Tablet – it’s a tablet that plugs into your computer and then allows you to move the mouse with the pen, so you can write and draw like you would with a regular pen on paper. Sort of. See, my tablet has taught me several things. Here are the top three:
- Stop looking down. You need to be able to see where you’re going – and you need to be able to see what you’re drawing. You’ll find that by looking up ahead at what’s in front of you, not down by your feet.
- Loosen up. You think you can hold the pen like a normal pen, and just like a normal pen, you need to loosen your grip or your arm will end up on the wrong side of a wrist brace. Especially if you’re working on something for over an hour, which can easily happen if you’re drawing. Sit back, let up on the grip, and relax.
- It’s the little things. Being able to draw with a tablet has expanded my ability to work in detail enormously. I notice things when looking at the bigger picture and I’m able to make little changes that have a huge impact. Details are important, don’t skimp on them!
Practice makes perfect? Sure, why not. This took about 5 minutes. Can you tell?
Jen is an artist by day, writer by night! She earned a degree in art from NMU and came to build websites for Great Lakes Radio in January of 2014. She's an avid reader, writer, gamer, and part time super hero. In her spare time she dyes her hair strange colors and collects action figures.
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