June 8th 2015 Monday 09.28
I think a few entries ago I predicted the future by saying "I'm changing all my electronic devices, all I need is a new tablet!". Well, I did know it was going to die pretty soon, but I didn't expect this soon, and right in the midst of important works! xD
It all started, I guess, on the last days of May, when Lock asked me to help him for a comic project of his: doing flatcolours is always a tedious chore, but if he doesn't make it in time he can't print it out for a convention in July, so yeah, how could I say no? Besides, now with Photoshop I can do CMYK works. In the meanwhile I was also completing a couple of more commissions, but everything seemed the norm to me. Jumpcut to the first day of June and right after finishing a page for Lock, the tablet stops working!
At first I think it's just the pen battery that ran out, so I decide to change that: fyi, my old tablet was filled with tape because at a cetrtain point was starting to fall apart, so to change the battery I took some time to strip away aaaallll the tape, open the pen, change battery and roll it in tape again. After wasting something like 2 feet of tape, I see the computer still recognizing the tablet, but the pen dead as ever. Changed tip, settings, and updated drivers but the pen was still nonexistant, not even a single click.
For the first moments I just felt tired and annoyed, so I just though it was doing its idiotic antics like always, but then when I realized that after several restarts the pen wasn't still working I threw such a rant that I guess everyone in the house heard me xD And considering I was doing both commissions and another important work, I was nervous as ever!
Fortunately, the tecnician's shop downtown was open, and he obviously suggested to get a new one. I didn't have much choice for the product, considering that I still have a tiny workspace and I can't afford having big tablets or else I wouldn't know where to put them; I also needed something to be delivered as fast as possible consindering it was pretty much an emergency. We finally settled on a Perixx Peritab-502, this one: i.imgur.com/7AMvp20.jpg
It has been a good choice, afterall: the size's basically the same as my old one, excpet maybe it's more wide and stretched, but it has a way higher resolution (4000 lpi instead of my old 1000!) and works really well on my screen. Amazon also had an option for a 2-day shipping, so that was pretty much a deal. On the 4th of this month, my new drawing toy got home!
So yeah, it was finally time to say goodbye to my old tablet. i.imgur.com/YNH8prC.jpg
I told you it was full of tape.
This is the first time I change my tablet: this one has been the very first I've used, bought in 2007! I suppose eight years is quite a good lifespan for these things, especially for an unknown brand that didn't even cost much.
Oh yeah, and talking about the cost, this Perixx model hasn't even been as pricey as I thought: more or less, it was 130 USD, if I'm converting it right from Euros. Still, I had to use some of my holiday savings, so I gotta get to work real soon and reopen commissions. :V
Luckily, the new tablet works pretty much like the old one (except without all its oldness quirks of course) and it didn't take much for me to get used to it again: I cleared my commish queue and done some more flattings. I'm once again ready to get new commissions orders, so as always, you can check out my "Commission" button on the header. All the commishes get published on my FA gallery only: www.furaffinity.net/user/valer…
as you probably already know that :3 I like to keep personal things only on DA.
The following months will be superbusy: if everything goes as planned, I should be away with Lock for all of July
I hope to bring many new ideas for strips and drawings!