thank you what i did for this was to first sketch it on paper, then to ink it and color it using the tablet in photoshop ps5. i found the tablet really useful for inking, because it has really nice pressure sensitivity so that my lines don't end up super wonky. i'm currently self-teaching myself the adobe suite programs - lots of practicing, more to go
Which Intuos4 tablet did you get, if you don't mind me asking? I have the Intuos4 Small, hoping to upgrade to something bigger in the future, since I have a big monitor and the ratio isn't as good as I'd like.
This is a very nicely done drawing of Belle; I love her expression, I can totally see Belle like this, lost in her own little world right after reading a story.
I got the small, too, and also have the problem that I can't truly sketch on it because it is so much smaller than my monitor. What I've been doing is still sketching on paper (I think I may still prefer sketching on paper, anyways), and using the tablet to 'ink' the sketches after I scan them in. The small size works just fine for me then, because I can zoom in.
Same here; I still prefer sketching on paper myself, cause then I can use my arm to draw, not these tiny wrist/hand movements that I have to use when using my tablet. To be honest though, I still prefer working with traditional media, I can sketch and ink faster and cleaner traditionally than digitally, but then again, my hand-eye coordination is awful, so looking at my screen instead of my hand is quite frustrating at times.