Loooong before Wacom...
So if ever somebody complains about their too small wacom and old Photoshoppe, show em this.
check this out!
At one time, we owned a KoalaPad for our Commodore 128, which was very similar to this thing. It never worked quite like the box said it would; resting the stylus in one point made the cursor mark creep around irregularly and we never managed a single clean, nonwavy line with the thing. On top of that, if memory serves the associated software blazed along at the pace of a frostbitten slug. We didn't play with it too much before giving up on the thing - it was just too frustrating for casual use. For computer art, I got better results with a joystick and a primitive little program called Computer Artist. Well, "better" for a lazy twerp still in school, at any rate.
I actually have a cruddy scan of one of my joystick/C-128 creations, circa 1990/1... (Keep in mind that we didn't have a color printer - and this was a reproduction of the original dot-matrix print job, too. And neither joysticks nor Commodores were exceptionally designed for great art. Oh, yeah, and I sucked major spider-infested burnt toast, too...) I am positive, however, that this was much better than I ever could've managed with that lousy KoalaPad.
Last edited by tensai; January 22nd, 2009 at 04:26 AM.
check the Tensai Tokyo Sketch Thread (Sketchbook)
check the Tensai Cityscapes Thread (Finally Finished)
Originally Posted by strych9ine
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