Wednesday 21 March 2012

DTF practise and review

Still planning on my Personal Illustration artbook which would be published for winter comiket....hmmmmm...any suggestions?

and some practice I done today after finally fixed my DTF-720 to the lap top cooler properly *it refuse to stick with the lap top cooler and keep breaking any seal that I made to bind them together with sticky tape.

you can see died sticky tapes everywhere XD

and here's the image

MADOKA!!!! - I finally drew something madoka related *tears....oh wait, I think I done a QB before...ah well....

the image was done purely with DTF 720... *the sketching stage was great, I almost feel the same sensation as when light yagami write his death note.

however...after I drew this half way...I found the pose to be pretty familiar(eg, when a lame love animation with main char crash with our female girl lead).... meh ignore that~

Now about the DTF-720 or other might call PL - 720. Regardless it's pretty much the same thing, You can look at it as a cintiq with only 512 pressure sensitive and less function key(although is actually is lots of key on the product it self I just couldn't found a proper driver for it OTL)

When I bought the product, the VGA line, USB line and stand was missing, luckily I have old replacement for lines, and a laptop cooler act as stand(although it took me ages to bind them together - the monitor was too heavy for the laptop cooler so I need to use sticky tape to strengthen  the holder, and prevent the monitor to slip down) on the bright-side, it provides extra cooling....not sure if it was needed though XD

now about pressure sensitive, I know 512 is rather small number compare to the current 2048 standard but it's enough for the job, but it doesn't mean the extra pressure sensitive a proper cintiq offer is completely waste. I do actually find my intuos 3 have much smoother line than this LCD input device. However this isn't the main issue with this device, as for Artist the biggest issue could be - the colour. When I was doing my last project, I have to keep compare the colour of image of two monitor to get the colour right, and It confuse you sometimes(it's mentally stressing to find white colour in your image looks yellow). But then again 171 for a lcd plus worth way more the cost. (but as for original price, which is 1500AUD is completely rip off)

So in the end I would still hunt down a 2nd hand cintiq if I could... hopefully soon....

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