I picked up a Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet a couple weeks ago and I can honestly say it was a completely worthwhile purchase. The big selling point was the included pressure sensitive stylus. I’ve had Sketchbook for my iPhone for a couple years now, and you can see some of my finger painting results in my portfolio page. Its cool, but I lost interest. The Lenovo is the real deal. Its like a $500 Cintiq. There was some trial and error at first. Sketchboook’s pressure senstive option is kind of hidden, and it was a great relief when I found it. Photoshop’s was the same way. I’m not going to argue one program over another since they compliment each other very well. The only thing I miss is custom brushes in Photoshop. I like taking abstract shapes and making a mess to start from.
The sunglasses are actually my sunglasses. I wanted to do a still life to really test out all the features and see how it held up. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast it was.
The sphere may have been an hour. I did it entirely in Photoshop. One of the things I like is painting with selections and masking, which Sketchbook can do with layers, but its not the same. Still, I do the majority of painting in Sketchbook now.
The dragon eye was maybe an hour, but I was on my back on the couch after a long day. This was really fun.
The guy in the rain… yeah defeated superhero. I painted this after my last day at a job I decided to leave. Walking away from a full time paycheck with health benefits is a crazy decision in this economy, but it was the right thing to do. I hope:)
The dragon was just pure fun still done on the couch. I had a telemarketing job in college for a few days, leaning on my left elbow with the phone to my ear. Eventually I pinched a nerve and got pins and needles through the pinky side of my hand. Holding the tablet up actually gives me a similar sensation and leaves me wondering if I did any permanent damage years ago.