Essential tools To Design Digital Cartoons and Artworks

Are you a graphic designer or someone interested in graphics design and fine arts. Want to create your own stunning artworks or cartoons or wants to create characters for games or animations, here is the solution for it. Most of the people depends on some simple software like, MS paint, Gimp, or some advanced tools like Photoshop, Corel painter, etc. to create stunning artworks. But working with a mouse is very difficult in such case, where high precision is necessary.  If you are looking to communicate visually with sketches and diagrams, enhance and edit your photos, or pursue artistic interests such as drawing, painting, or animating, the pen tablets are an essential tool.

The first ting you need is a good software to create nice artworks. You can go for simple software like, MS paint, Gimp, or some advanced tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Painter, Maya, 3DStudioMax, Pro-E, etc. Next thing you need is a graphic tablets or pen tablet to create artwork by your hand. If you have a pen tablet and some  software, you can create stunning artworks. Many people believes that traditional pencil and paper are hard to beat, but just look at how the computer sketchpads with digital styluses changed the way of drawing and sketching.

Graphic tablets

  Wacom Bamboo One series

(http://www.wacom.com/en/)

When we are considering graphic tablets, Wacom is the most dominant company in the pen tablet field. Their Wacom Bamboo One Pen Tablet is a handy tool to design nice artwork. The Bamboo series of tablets offers a new way to work on your computer, with options for activities like photography, art and sketching, digital inking, and general navigation using multi-touch gestures.

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iBall Pen Tablet

iBall Pen Tablet offers flexibility to write, draw, design, interact with the Graphical User Interface and perform other input-related tasks in a very user friendly manner.  You can easily create professional design and artwork. Annotation of documents, e-classroom interaction, digital whiteboard presentations can also be done. Electronic signature capturing and authentication, handwriting recognition for Office suites are some added advantage of using this tool. iball has two series, iball SOHO series and professional series.

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Iball soho is the basic version and the professional series aimed at professionals and incorporates sophisticated technologies such as pen tilt support and a report rate of 200rps, allowing intuitive large gesture sketching and drawing. The tablet offers pinpoint accuracy (4000lpi) and 1024 pressure sensitivity levels are provided to fully employ brush and filter options in Photoshop and Painter.

SmoothDraw

(http://www.smoothdraw.com/)

Next thing you need a software. The SmoothDraw is an easy natural painting and digital free-hand drawing software that can produce high quality pictures. Support many kinds of brushes (pen, pencil, dry media, airbrush, bristle brush, image hose, etc.), retouch tools, layers, image adjustment, and many effects. It works great with tablets and Tablet PC, moreover it is a freeware.

 

CamStudio

(http://camstudio.org/)

If you want to record your computer screen activity to demonstrate your skills a screen capture tool is essential. CamStudio is  a free tool which can record all screen and audio activity on your computer and create industry-standard AVI video files and using its built-in SWF Producer can turn those AVIs into lean, mean, bandwidth-friendly Streaming Flash videos.

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Bonus Tip

If you have an ipad or android tablet there are some handwriting note-taking apps are available for tablets. You can use apps like Quill or PenSupremacy to record pen strokes. You can find some nice app from ipad and android store.

What is your opinion about these methods? Can you find any other alternative methods to do the job easily ?