Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there were no tablets. Can you even imagine such a dark and desolate world? No swiping, no tapping, no digital brushes. Just plain old pencils and paper. How boring.
But fear not, dear reader, for the dawn of the tablet era was upon us. And with it, the revolution of digital drawing was born.
First came the Wacom tablet. It was a clunky, massive device that required a separate computer to function. And let’s not forget the cord. Oh, the cord. It was like being tethered to a ball and chain. But hey, it was better than nothing, right?
Next up, we have the advent of the iPad. It was like a godsend for digital artists everywhere. No more cords, no more separate computers. Just a sleek, portable device that could fit in your purse (or man-purse, if that’s your thing). But let’s be real, the first generation iPad was not exactly a powerhouse when it came to drawing capabilities. It was more of a glorified Etch-a-Sketch.
Fast forward to today, and we have the likes of the iPad Pro and Surface Pro. These bad boys pack more power than a nuclear reactor and have more features than a Swiss Army knife. With the right stylus, you can create masterpieces worthy of hanging in the Louvre (or at least on your Instagram feed).
But let’s not forget the dark side of the tablet drawing evolution. The rise of the “finger painter.” Yes, that’s right. Some people think that just because they have a tablet, they can create works of art by simply using their fingers. Newsflash: just because you have a hammer, doesn’t make you a carpenter.
In conclusion, the evolution of drawing on tablets has been a wild ride. From clunky and cumbersome, to sleek and powerful. But let’s all remember, a tablet does not make you a great artist. It’s just a tool, and it’s up to the artist to use it to its full potential.
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