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Jun. 24th, 2007 | 07:01 pm

If I could find 9 other artists who want them, we could get these 17" LCD graphics tablets for $900 each.

As opposed to Wacom's 17" LCD graphics tablet at $2,000 each. Same features.

I'm so annoyed by Wacom's grotesque overpricing that I don't think I could ever buy one again, even though I love using graphics tablets.

Wacom holds patents on some elementary principles of tablet digitization and uses them to shut out competition. Their profit margins are unreal. They charge $1600 minimum for an LCD tablet, but a guy named Drew made his own Cintiq-like LCD tablet for $200 out of old Wacom digitizer and a regular LCD.

I've thought about making my own, but I'd like to support Wacom's competition and get the P-Active linked above, or the Adesso CyberTablet M17 (but it's more pricey and I don't know about the quality, whereas I have a firsthand report from an artist that the P-Active tablet is on par with Wacom.)

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Ink and Paint Girls

Feb. 7th, 2007 | 10:46 am

All inking and painting of celluloids, and all tracing done in the Studio is perfomed exclusively by a large staff of girls known as Inkers and Painters... This is the only department in the Disney Studio open to women artists. From the "Disney Studios Artist's Tryout Book" from 1938.

I know things were very different in 1938, but it still bothers me that women could only trace and not draw for so long. At least, that's all they could get credit for doing.

I really had been curious to know if women did any drawing jobs that involved animating...obviously, there were and they did. What a shame they weren't on the historical radar of the archives.

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Pippi Longstocking

Feb. 1st, 2007 | 11:25 am

Pippi Longstocking

Fullsize on illofriday, here.

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The last of the Christmas Elves

Dec. 24th, 2006 | 07:33 pm

Elf and Tree

Elf and Angel

I think one of these elves is getting a better deal, here.

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Vampire Snowman

Dec. 18th, 2006 | 02:27 am

Vampire Snowman

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Shoegazing Elf

Dec. 16th, 2006 | 12:13 am

Shoegazing Elf

He's amazed by his new, even curlier-toed shoes.

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Drinky Elf

Dec. 15th, 2006 | 03:24 am

Drinky Elf

After the toys are all made and the wrapping is done, the elves kick back.

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Santa Duck and Candy Cane Heart

Dec. 13th, 2006 | 10:59 pm

Santa Duck

Candy Cane Heart

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Holiday Kite and Santa Owl

Dec. 13th, 2006 | 04:17 am

Holiday Kite

Santa Owl

I made several little holiday card images this year. I've given most of them away already. More soon!

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Watermelon Bite

Nov. 2nd, 2006 | 06:36 am

Watermelon Bite

Be kind to fruit.

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