As a Motion Designer I rely on tools to run my business.
Some have proven to better than others, and some have totally blown me away.
I’ll add this one to the category of, “Blown me away.” This tool has revolutionized my work as a motion designer and visual artist.
I’m now a big believer that every motion designer needs to own one.
The tool is a Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybrid.
Why I love this tool
Having a digital input device is a huge asset for visual artists.
From concept development, to storyboards to final artwork, using the Cintiq has dramatically improved every step in my process.
The thing I love about the Hybrid specifically, is the ability to detach from my desktop and work on the go. As a freelancer, this is huge for me.
I know this is a big expense for many, but for me it has already returned it’s value and then some.
For me, there is no going back. I will always use a digital input device like the Cintiq Hybrid.
It has transformed my process and helped me grow as a visual artist in a big way.
My desire to improve as an illustrator and draftsman has been improving fast, and having this tool has been a big part of that.
It doesn’t make you a better artist, but it sure speeds up the process of creating digital art, which allows me to process more concepts, more quickly.
I can’t recommend it strongly enough.