Opinion: Display tablet or without display? ...or both?

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Youtube: https://youtu.be/4sFEyzfRwi8
Peertube: https://peertube.touhoppai.moe/videos/watch/0a3f15d6-9479-4606-9c01-456632d672fb

I'm showing my usage of two different tablets to answer the classic "What tablet are you using?". I also do that because I'm tired about the numbered videos "Intuos VS Cintiq" as if you had to choose one clan over the other... Both have pros and cons and with a sane operating system (like my Kubuntu Linux 20.04) you can unplug one on the fly and use the other without too much magnetic noises and a get plug'n'play experience. It really helps, I don't even need to restart Krita. For more information about my tablets, read this blog post where I detail all the one I owned over the last 20 years: https://www.davidrevoy.com/article332/tablet-history-log

The artwork here is a commissioned artwork for Framasoft (www.framasoft.org) and more precisely for CHATONS (https://chatons.org): a collectivity of neutral and ethical host of decentralised services (the acronym in french CHATONS mean kittens). That's why the theme of this illustration is cats doing engineering on the top of a cloud. Sorry I had to shorten it in the video to "cat and cloud" or the intro would be very long and it wasn't the topic of the video anyway... Maybe for a later video!

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  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:42 About the Cintiq 13HD, and Cintiqs in general.
  • 02:30 Timelapse with Cintiq (inking).
  • 02:38 About the Intuos4 XL and traditional tablets.
  • 04:20 Timelapse with Intuos (coloring).
  • 05:36 End/Credits


Video and artworks by David Revoy www.davidrevoy.com

Special thanks to the Framasoft team for their ideas and feedback! www.framasoft.org

Intro: Fabian Measures - Hanami (CC-By)
Timelapse: Kevin MacLeod - Perspective (CC-By)

Edited with Kdenlive 20.12 on Kubuntu Linux 20.04