Our world is more mobile than ever before. We can take our work, our hobbies, and our passions on the road. But have you ever considered taking your art to go? It can be complicated to make art mobile. Dragging along supplies, pencils, chalks, paint, canvases, etc. can be bulky and time consuming. Technology has made amazing advances for creatives allowing them to mobilize their artwork. Following are some ways that mobilizing your art is beneficial.
There are more tools at our hands than ever before. From smartphones to cloud storage, creating art on the go has become simpler and more confusing than ever before. Why? Because we don’t always know where to start. Technology can bog us down and stagnate our art as we try to understand it and navigate which tool works best. A little effort up front in researching which tablet caters to your needs will go a long way in freeing you up to utilize rather than be slave to the tech.
Before beginning your search know what it is you are looking for. This will save you time and frustration. Here are a few questions to ask.
What size tablet do you want? Are you used to working with large canvases or do you prefer working with something smaller?
Will you have access to the internet for cloud storage or will you need large amounts of storage on your tablet?
What type of software do you already use and is it compatible with the tablet you are looking at?
Does it use stylus pens or other tools you find necessary for your art? What type of tools do you require?
Do you need to be able to take pictures with the tablet or would you prefer a HDMI cord to connect your phone and tablet?
What is your budget? Know this before looking. An investment up front will be pricey but if the tablet meets your needs it will pay off significantly over time.
By having a clear understanding of your preferred art form, needs, and purpose you will make a smarter purchase.
From Paper to Tablet
There are many benefits to using a drawing tablet. It reduces the need for a scanner. By drawing directly into the tablet there is no additional step required. You won’t waste tons of paper. Mistakes are simple to correct on a tablet without the need to dispose of paper and start over. You will reduce your cost of pencils, pens, and ink over the long term. Storing your art digitally provides peace of mind. Lately with the many natural disasters there have been story after story of creatives losing their work to fire or flood. Having your art safely tucked away in cloud storage ensures that even if your tablet is destroyed your art is still preserved.
There are many wonderful tablets for artists to choose from. Before making your purchase, research and read reviews. Know what you are looking for and choose the perfect tech to take your art on the go.