I've been looking into alternatives for digitizing my art. I was thinking I needed a tablet-like set up so I could draw directly onto a screen, the most natural transition from my traditional drawing. Someone recently recommended the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, which is suppose to have a drawing experience comparable to Bamboo's cintiq. It's $800, which is more then I'm willing to spend at the moment because it would also be replacing my laptop which works beautifully at the moment. So, I'm in a bind. Do I keep plugging away, waiting for the price to go down and my laptop to start glitching to justify the purchase? Or do I cave and get a tablet? I had one years ago, but my skills were so laughable it didn't get used like it should and I eventually gave it to a friend whose own tablet had died. Getting one after that seemed pointless because all I was doing was designing cloths on bases. But now I'm more serious maybe a real tablet would be good.
These heads here are to test the idea of me doing pure digital work. I made them with just a mouse and they don't look half bad. So maybe a tablet would give me comparable results to my traditional lines without the problems I run into with scanning. I'm going to start looking into cheaper tablets to get me started, not bottom of the line but not expensive either. I don't want to jump into the deep end only to find It won't work. I'm still going to keep my eye on the Pro 3, because I think transitioning to a tablet will free me up to work beyond my home and change the way I build stories and characters.