If its any indication, most of the descriptions describe it as a tool for "rough conception" during the brainstorming process.
It's not the answer to all of my prayers, but I still gots'ta have it.
At least they are being up front about the limitations.
Notice how they didn't show an eraser function. It's going to be a problem for me because I draw once and erase thrice.
here they show a timelapse. Notice the lack of line weight variation. When I do ballpoint pen drawings I rely on the pen to skip, so I can get a nearly invisable mark for the underdrawing. But it looks like it comes with software that can delete those marks. If all else fails there are layers. I think tracing paper might be handy for that.
Well, it looks much more useable than some of the other art brain farts we've seen (like the "scan and create any colour" pen) but personally I think I'll put my 200$ to a new scanner savings instead.
I really can't see this device being widely used; it just eliminates the scanning step for pen drawings. The layers feature seems like the biggest advantage of using this product over a sketchpad, which I presume will save a lot of time for people who typically sketch out line drawings on paper, scan them in, and paint under them.
I'm really hoping there will eventually be a product that allows you to paint digitally on a portable pad, something like the ipad but with pressure sensitivity.
Looks awesome but I still can't get over Wacom's logo and their bright pink website. It's so hard to take seriously.
And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
I dunno why they just didn't make another cintiq but with one of those e-Ink screens like e-readers. You get the same result except with no paper.
"Astronomy offers an aesthetic indulgence not duplicated in any other field. This is not an academic or hypothetical attraction and should require no apologies, for the beauty to be found in the skies has been universally appreciated for unrecorded centuries."
It's an awesome gimmick that everyone will bring to their sketch groups for the first few months depending on the price but after that I feel like we'll revert back to the versatility of traditional mediums.
I'm not really that impressed on this, it sounds way too gimmicky. It might be good for people solely doing line art or graphic design oriented stuff, but I can't see any kind of use for it for people doing digital painting.
For that $200 price tag you could get a decent scanner.
Still not sure what the point is when you have scanners especially at 200 bucks. Also knowing Wacom I bet they will charge you more than a few pennies for extra nibs.
TBH I probably would have been sold on a 100-150 price range. 200 for something that limited I'd need to see more of it in action and more applications to see why this would be good.
Also, because of the sensor I kinda fear I'd block it too much due to the way I use a stylus/pen with my left hand.
Am I crazy, or on the video clip does it indicate that you need to draw (or at least start drawing) 2 cm from the sensor thing?! That's unbelievably restricting. That little sensor better blink and beep for all its worth the second it stops receiving the signal, or people are going to waste more time uploading images they think are complete, only to find large portions missing.
erinc - I understand it, that is must be at leas 2 cm away.
Also, I find it odd that the transmitter /receiver is on the nib end of the pen, rather than the back of it. So you always have to be careful how your grip is, or be prepared for loss of strokes (i tend to hold the pen essentially by the nib).
The aforementioned accuracy wobble's a concern also.
I tend to be really crazy about knick knack and geeky stuff.. but this misses my boat, tbh.
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I wonder if moving the transmitter to the back of the pen would decrease the accuracy even more?
I just find the tool to overall be extremely narrow in focus - it really only does 1 thing, which is allow you to transfer ballpoint pen sketches into digital files very quickly.
It also sounds like it's not really accurate enough for finished lineart.
It can only pick up an A4 size paper.Originally Posted by Wacom
And it doesn't work in the sun; you have to keep one hand over the receiver.Originally Posted by Wacom
Originally Posted by Wacom
It just doesn't seem versatile enough to me to make it worth $200. I don't find scanning to be terribly burdensome, and it's not that hard to separate a pen sketch into layers in the case that you need to. I'm sure there is a market for this though in artists that will find this tool to save them a lot of time in their daily process, and I'm hoping this product will lead to more interesting developments in the future.
Seriously...It doesn't work in the sun. I really wanted it specificly for outdoor sketching.Direct sunlight on the receiver interferes with the IR signal. For best results when using Inkling outside, shield the receiver from direct sunlight.
The people who would benefit the most from this are professional inkers who ink comic/manga pencil art.
While the vector element is kind of nice.....the biggest flaw with this is that it requires you to sketch with ink. Whenever I sketch anything, I always use a pencil. Inking is more of a finishing step.....and the FAQ page on makes it pretty clear that this is by no means a replacement for a cintiq/intuos.
I can see all sorts of technical issues that can possibly plague this. I'd prefer a kind of digital sketchbook...like a very lightweight cintiq that only holds art programs. And you can transfer the images to the computer. I guess the iPad is already kind of like that though...
I guess I'll just wait to hear the reviews...