Today I just wanted to show you the differences between drawing curves with a mouse or a tablet and pen. Basically, a pen draws curves much better than a mouse but I’m sure there are some of you out there who disagree?



I was always a mouse advocate and then I bought a Tablet and Pen. Everything changed so fast and my mouse no longer gets a look in!

I hope this shows you that it is worth grabbing a tablet and pen as soon as you can. It will take some getting used to and it may seem you never will get used to it at all. You do need to give it long enough. Took me 2 – 3 days before I was at home with it and that was back in 2011 when I researched getting my tablet for photo restoration. Search the web and grab a much-needed tool to excel at your craft.

My advice would be the medium tablet. I have managed to raise my keyboard up on some leather pads and the table slides underneath. It is a very neat solution. Always having it hand rather than having to put it to one side and take up desk space. The small seems too small and the large seems more for the traditional artist who likes to draw big sweeping curves and get the whole arm involved in their drawing.

I have been through a few nibs on mine and spoke about that in another blog post. Wacom tablet tales That post covers my full review on the nibs and pen and problems I’ve had with it and what solution I came with to set them right.

If you don’t have tablet or pen and want to help with your photo restoration, stop by the main photo restoration page to see what services I provide and how you can hire me.