I'm married (since 2003) to *Aremke and own 3 cats. I recently moved to Cheyenne WY from Texas. So far I'm enjoying the area! I hope to get a new job here soon and make some friends.
My hobbies are drawing, wasting time online, reading books, watching comic book movies, and occasionally bicycling (when weather permits). I've been with dA since practically the beginning but you'd never know it by my page views (heeh).
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Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet ReviewWelcome to my review of
Monoprice 12 x 9 Graphic Tablet
NOTE: LOTS O' IMAGES!
and lots o' text too!
Problems with your Monoprice Tablet? Read my FAQ!
Check out some alternatives to Cintiqs!
I ordered directly from Monoprice's website, and received my item in 4 days using UPS ground. They accept Paypal and Google Checkout, so no credit card required!
12x9 Tablet: $87.00
Extra Pen: $9.60
Wacom Bamboo Connect (Small Size) $65.00+
Wacom Bamboo Create (Med Size) $170.00+
Wacom Intuos5 Touch (Medium) $330.00+
The Box: It's Square!
They packed the box well and I like that they used easy-to-recycle paper instead of that stupid peanut stuff... Danny approves.
Yeeeep. There's t
Monoprice Tablet FAQ for Windows 7If you are looking for a specific problem but don't want to read through the whole FAQ, press "Ctrl + f" in your browser. This will allow you to search for specific words (like "jitter" or "Paint Tool SAI") in the FAQ.
Got Windows 8? Head over to Jeremy's FAQ for Windows 8!
Got a Tumblr account? Consider asking Morg for help at The Monoprice Messiah!
Searching for: Someone who knows Apple systems and can help Monoprice users on Mac systems!
ABOUT THESE TABLETS
All the Monoprice Graphic Tablet line are re-branded UC-Logic Tablets. This means that this guide will work not only for Monoprice tablets, but any tablet made by UC-Logic. (This includes certain models of Yiynova, Huion, Lapazz, P-Active, and Tursion.) Other brands, such as Genius or VisTablet, do not use UC-Logic boards (th
Cintiq AlternativeI'm sure we all remember the first time we read about the Wacom Cintiq. A monitor you can draw on... a dream come true. Then you look at the price tag and your heart breaks a bit and your wallet wheezes. The smallest, a 12.1" TFT monitor, is $900. Anything bigger, like the 22" goes for $1,900 and up. For many of us, that's a paycheck, or a couple of months of paychecks. It's not really feasible.
Of course there are alternatives. It's possible to build something like a Cintiq all on your own. Of course, the risk to doing these kinds of things is that you could screw it up and end up with a broken monitor AND tablet.
So what to do? Give up?
NO says I. Just find another way.
It turns out that there are genuine alternatives to Wacom Contiq out there. And they don't cost an arm and a leg.
It's called the Yiynova MSP19U. It's 19"
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Be a Digital Artist, without Pirating or Starving!It use to be, in ye olden times, it was difficult to break into the digital art field without some serious cash. Everyone insisted you needed Intuo (but you settled for a 4 x5 Graphire) and Photoshop or Painter was the way to go (which you pirated because you didn't have $500+ lying around). Having a computer that could run a resource heavy program like Photoshop was often difficult too (you dealt with it).
That was then, this is now. Breaking into the Digital Art field is a whole lot easier AND cheaper.
First, you don't need expensive computers. Still using Windows XP? Vista? That's OK. Use what you have. (You're pushing it if you still use Windows 98/95 though. Might as well upgrade to a free Linux distro like Ubuntu.)
But if you're in the market for a new computer, why bust the bank? For under $600 you can get a decent desktop with a 19" monitor which you can upgrade later or go under $500 and get a 15.6" laptop to take your drawings on the go. It's possible to get decent computers
How to Make Authentic Tasting Japanese CurryI lived in Japan for 4 years. I've tasted various kinds of Japanese curry and then attempted to mimic them at home. After many many MANY failures, I finally found the "sweet spot". I now share it with you, so that you TOO may enjoy a bit of genuine Japanese cuisine at home.
First, you need the right kind of curry mix. The most common curry found in the US stores is Golden Curry. It tastes OK but is salty and sort of heavy on the palate. Vermont Curry is my preferred choice. It's got a milder more balanced flavor. The problem is I can't find it in stores! I buy it from Amazon.com in packs of 10. (And, no, Indian Curry is not even remotely the same as Japanese curry. You must get actual Japanese curry for this recipe.)
Here's your ingredients:
4.4 Ounce Vermont Curry - 2
Potatoes, Med - 4 to 6
Carrots, Med - 1 to 2
Onions, Med - 1
Beef steak* - 1 pound or so
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