My tablet sputtered while working on the first two drawing - the stylus just *won’t* register on the tablet with increasing frequency and completely died just as I finished the 2nd drawing in the middle.
So you can imagine how pissed I was. I might have to start some sketch card commissions to get a new tablet asap because while the tablet had been rather clunky in recent times, I wasn’t prepared for it to die off so abruptly. Plus I had it for about 9 years now, so there’s a whole lot of sentimental value in that old thing, and I was quite reluctant to let it go >.<
And then I discovered something- I can actually still draw with it using the eraser end in Painter SAI. Which is really weird, because before the eraser.. did just that - erase my lines in both SAI and Photoshop. But somehow after prolonged frustrated tappings (I may have added a few bangs in between T_T) on the tablet with the drawing end of the stylus with nothing registering, I flipped the stylus to the eraser end to see if still works and it did - just not quite the way I expected it to. But it only works that way in SAI, in Photoshop all it does is erase (like it’s supposed to).
That last picture was drawn with the eraser tip. It’s super weird, but it works! For now. I’m almost afraid to switch off SAI, just in case my stylus reverted back to the way it was when I run it back up, and I’ll end up with a drawing tip that won’t draw, and an eraser tip that just erases which doesn’t really do much for me.
Ah well. Time to get a new one anyways, and hope the flipped stylus would work for me for the time being.
also, finally got the gumption to draw for Sketch_Dailies, (that last picture), the latest theme is ‘selfie’. Revel in my stinkface!