I'm still playing around with this Cintiq....and I LOVE THIS THING. It really is just amazing. I thought that it would feel different and make me draw a little strange but it feels just as natural as anything. In fact, in a lot of ways, it feels easier making drawing a little more effortless and fun. There's not bearing down to get that last bit of lead to do what you want. There's navigating around heavily erased, or drawn over areas creating insane amount of dirt and smudge all over the paper. It's always clean, it's always bright and there is no eraser dust all over the place.
Again, these are just quick warm up doodles. The head shot is to test a program called Sketchbook Pro 2009. I downloaded the trial version of this program and it's crazy how much like drawing with a pencil this is. This program is perfect for drawing, but so far, not that great for the kind of inking I'd like to do.
The other is in painter. Painter's pencil tool is very good as well, and because of the inking options in Painter, I may prefer this program to the other. I'm not sure yet.
And, I thought I would drop a little OZ Preview on you. Just a tiny one to get you excited. I'm having fun using the loosed inking style on this and after some back and forth and a few test pages from both of us, Jean-Francois Beaulieu has set a new bar for colors in my eyes. I knew there was a reason this guy has been my right hand man for so long.