My Cintiq(s)

Ah…That’s ANOTHER word that I stumble over–“Cintiq”.  Mostly, though, on how to pronounce it.  I usually say it 2-3 times in different possible pronunciations; and always as a question:  “Cin-tik..?  Cin-ti-que…?”.

Anyway, I posted these photos on the Illustration For Kids blog last week.  My new(ish) Cintiq and Baby Cintiq.  I love the tool.  Can’t say it makes work easier or quicker or anything (I didn’t think it would, contrary to hearing that it would), but I love the big, bright and sharp monitor, and the fact that I can draw on top of it, like a piece of paper or something.  Niiiiiiice.

Below:  My “baby” Cintiq.  I’ve not used it yet.  It’s designated for traveling.

6 Responses to My Cintiq(s)
  1. Jazz
    October 9, 2008 | 8:12 am
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    Wow, you’re so all 21st century and stuff…

  2. dOuG
    October 10, 2008 | 8:10 pm
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    interesting… I just ran across this video of Scott Adams using his Cintiq

    http://www.amazon.com/Dilbert-2-0-20-Years/dp/0740777351

  3. Patti
    October 12, 2008 | 7:08 am
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    Thanks for the video Doug. I’ve been wanting to see one of these being used!

  4. debbie alty
    October 12, 2008 | 5:12 pm
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    Cintiq!? Now that’s one that I’d stumble over, not the spelling so much as making an identification!! Me and technology….we just were not made to go hand in hand! I’m not embarrassed to say that I know nothing about all this ‘stuff’ you guys use in your work, ’cause it’s the truth! I’ve always been somewhat (okay, really) scared of all these new age gizmos…I’ve a fear of blowing ‘em up!? (Is that possible?)
    I do have great respect for all of you who’ve mastered these electronics, and make use of all that is made possible by the use of them! I envy you your talents, and your courage!
    Meanwhile, I’ll keep to my old ways of brush/pencil/pen/charcoal in hand….and can be found still slaving away in the Caves of Lascaux, shoulder to shoulder with the other cavemen (women, rather!)

  5. Anthony
    October 22, 2008 | 1:39 pm
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    Awesome! I’ve got one of each, too: the big one for the office and the “baby” one at home. Both work great, and you’re right, not always a time saver, but very convenient, and I got used to drawing right on the screen fairly quickly. My only complaint with the little one is that you can’t adjust the angle, it’s either flat or angled up. Unfortunately I like to draw somewhere in between those two angles, so I laid it flat and angled the table, ha. I love your work and your blog!

    Thanks, Anthony! And thanks for letting me know how you like the 12″. I haven’t used it yet so I can’t say how I like it. I tend to angle my art with a software tool so I don’t think that’ll be an issue with me. I’m concerned more about the surface area one can work in. It may be too small, but that’s why it’s for travel and not for my main studio.

    And love your blog, too! ~pjb

  6. panah hujan
    October 31, 2009 | 5:17 pm
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    Owh how an awesome drawing tools. I envy all of your illustrates. They’re all beautiful :)