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I've always though that my lines lack sensitivity on the Intuos and Cintiq. Updating drivers and adjusting pen pressure curves didn't yield much improvement. In the end, I figured it was a lack of skill on my part (although I'm OK on paper) and hoped that things will improve with practice.

Today, I saw this:…

Turns out I've been using only half of the pressure levels available.

Needless to say, this made me feel simultaneously very dumb and very happy. :iconlazyrainbowplz:

So check it out if you've also been struggling with pressure sensitivity on the Intuos Pro or Cintiq.



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Zearthus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015
Been following you on another account (decided to start this account) one thing I seen you study a lot, which is great and all, but when you applying the knowledge of what you studied? When are you going to start doing personal works, projects etc. 
theThirdCartel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Thanks for the follow. :beer:

There are doodles (and other studies) that I don't post, either because they're very minor or they're on paper. I don't have any personal work planned right now, although I'll rethink that once I'm done with the study plan I'm currently working through (an old version of that is in my journal).

That said, I find many opportunities to apply the stuff I've learned whilst studying other stuff, like applying things I learned about perspective when doing figure studies.

Sorry if this account is rather uninteresting for now! ;)
Zearthus Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2015
Ah was just wondering. After all, peoples usually fall into the study phase for a really long time, so they barely do any kind of lets say redo it from imagination see what still needs to be learned and so on. And your account is not uninteresting, for me its great. Like your Hampton notes, I'm currently going through the book again, and apply a different way of studying which is take notes + the study material. 

I'm kind of curious, lets say when you reach the level you want, you plan on changing accounts or sticking with this one and put everything in another folder? And do you plan on updating your study plan? I always were interested into the way you study after all. Keep going man :D
theThirdCartel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
No worries. I understand what you mean by just studying without checking for gaps in one's knowledge. One thing that trips me up a lot is that I really enjoy learning theory. I'm also extremely lazy. So I end up doing way more reading than drawing if I'm not careful.

"The level I want" is an ever-changing goal--I'd always feel I should do better. In terms of basic competency, it's probably still a few years away. I think I'll stick with this account and gradually put older stuff into storage, for now anyway.

I'll post an updated version of my current plan once I'm done with it. From now on, I'll post a plan when I start it, and again when I finish it, to show its changes. Do you have some kind of plan too? I'd love to see your approach to learning!
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Andy813 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you kindly for the llama trade! :aww:
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