View Full Version : Torstan, a question!

01-13-2010, 09:11 AM

Reading a few of Torstan's tutorials about maps in GIMP, you mention that thanks to a tip, you use the ink tool, rather than the pen tool for the scetch layers...

I just wondered, why?

Is it something that is affected by using a tablet and the pressure sensitivity?

Anyway, just wondered :)


01-13-2010, 09:24 AM
Yep, it has a nice response to pressure sensitivity and gives a very natural line. Hope that helps :)

01-13-2010, 09:46 AM
Cool, thanks....

01-13-2010, 12:07 PM
And following up on that, I highly recommend that you pick up a cheap tablet. A Wacom Bamboo (I'd go for the smallest one you can - fits in a laptop case and means you don't wear your arm out drawing) or a second hand graphire. They're around 75 on Amazon and the Graphire's should be quite a bit cheaper on e-bay (they were the previous version of the Bamboo). There's not a lot to go wrong with a tablet, so you should be okay with the second hand market.

01-13-2010, 12:24 PM
Thanks for the tip!

I am really tempted, but I need to find a job first, before I go out buying toys!

01-14-2010, 01:07 AM
I have a bamboo myself, and it works beautifully... besides losing my pen once.. i've had no problems with it at all!