Wake up, Wacom! Wake up!

it is a little drawing of a bear


My Wacom tablet isn’t well. Well, the little port on the side that its USB cable goes into isn’t well. It’s all loose & won’t acknowledge the cable anymore.

Seeing as I can’t afford a new tablet (which would seem a silly thing to get, seeing as it’s just a loose sockety bit) & very much doubt I can afford to have it fixed, I am going to do a bit of home-surgery on it. After having a look at this handy-dandy “what’s inside a wacom” (if you can’t see the vid straight away, I found that just reloading the page a few times finally got it kickstarted), I’m no longer afraid that my tablet is full of snakes & tiny vital delicate parts attached to springs that will leap into the air upon removal of an easy-to-dislodge panel.

Thus, shall I find my soldering iron, and open that little wacom and stick it all back together again!

In the meantime, I am doing all my drawing with… pens and stuff. I’ve seen lots of throwaway phrases & stuff on Twitter that I’ve so wanted to do a quick scribble to, but without my trusty tablet to grab for, a quick scribble would include scanning in & all that jazz, so I have just done a sad face & sighed.

On the other hand, it’s been quite nice to just sit quietly and draw stuff by hand (I doodle all the time, but the purposeful stuff tends to be straight into photoshop these days). I discovered that I have no idea which sketchbook I’m using at the moment. If you’re not of

A wobot, a walkman & a whippet

Wobot, walkman, whippet

an artsy drawing all the time bent, trust me, realising you don’t know what sketchbook you’re currently using is a very odd thing. I know I have several potential sketchbooks around that haven’t been started, and a couple that I’ve finished & since found a few blank pages in, but… which one am I currently on? I feel untethered!

Wait! WAITwaitwait!

I remember!

It’s the little moleskine that I got in a pack of three a bit ago!

Oh, good. That’s a weight off my mind, that is. Thanks for helping me out with that.

Here are some scribbles for you…

(You can leave drawing comments of your own on this post, if you like)

Some drawings in felt tip - monsters, a crown, a badger, a heart, a bunny, a star...

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