Pixel Artists, Mouse or Drawing Pad? (Or Other?)

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Post » Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:05 pm

I guess I've always been really curious about what others use when they draw pixel art.

For me personally, it depends on the size of the thing I'm drawing. But I find myself using the mouse to pixel things out usually.
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Post » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:53 am

I prefer using a mouse for the precise control and it may just be me, but I always thought pixel art was intended for use with a mouse instead of a graphics tablet, due to it's root in retro/old school console games. The glory days of the NES, Genesis, SNES, etc
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Post » Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:50 am

Drawing tablet for me. I dont mind using the mouse for quick edits but if I have to do anything more than a 5 minute touch-up, I'd much rather use the wacom.
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Post » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:09 am

I'd say 99.9 percent of all my professional pixel art years over the last 10 years was done completely via mouse. For high res game and illustration stuff I use Tablet monitor and n o mouse, but for really classic low res, low color pixel art, using a tablet just feels completely out of place for me.
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Post » Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:04 pm

I've done my pixel art with a mouse for years. I would say it's quite high resolution as well,

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I need to get myself a better tablet, but even then I feel like I might prefer to do most of the job by mouse.
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Post » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:45 am

@VValt Wow, for a mouse user that's pretty impressive. Usually at that scale people switch to a pad.
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Post » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:06 am

@TabloidA - For me, mouse is my best friend for pixelarts. But, I'm not using mouse, I'm using my laptop touchpad to draw.
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Post » Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:56 pm

I've used both, but a tablet definitely feels more natural and is a more dexterous approach.
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Post » Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:32 pm

Wacom tablet all the way for me. I can't begin to draw anything with a mouse. I literally do like four pixels and go "arrgh screw this where's my tablet" ;)
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Post » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:38 pm

I prefer some wacom tablet, it is more agile to design. different of mouse :)
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