Monday, October 11, 2010

Cintiq Workstation

My boring, boring workstation!  I used to have another large table to the left in an 'L' shape, but lugged it downstairs for my sewing machine room.  So this is all that's left.  (Hmm, need to recycle that 50 pound red Dell underneath the table.  It has been unplugged for a year.)

The Cintiq slides easily forward like this when I draw.  I keep the mouse underneath and just stick my hand between the legs of the cintiq to use it.  Keyboard to my left so I can use my Painter or Photoshop shortcut keys.  (I don't use the buttons on the Cintiq at ALL -- my brain is just too addicted to "command-Zing"

Just tilt the Cintiq up again and slide it back to use it for a monitor.  The iMac screen to the left is where I normally have my email and whatever site I've been procrastigoogling.  That's a TV above.

9 comments:

Elizabeth Allen said...

Great set up, Mo! I think it's elegant. You have a TV in your studio? Yikes, I have a hard enough time staying off the internet. Second thought, it would probably keep me off the internet.

Mo Manning said...

If it's on I find I hardly pay attention to it (but it's company!) Lately I've been documentaries via netflix on the iMac screen. :)

Cheryl said...

Super cool Mo! A perfect setup! :)

Janice Skivington said...

Ms. Manning,
I envy your setup. Love to see how the Cintaq works for you. i'm on an imac and wacom but I had learned a lot from your posts on digital art long ago- wish you would share more on your process, it was so helpful. Love your style too and love how you invent with the digital tools.

Mo Manning said...

Thanks Janice -- I really do intend to do "better" updating this blog! :)

By the way -- I just had to get a new iMac as the old one crashed. I've got a wireless keyboard and mouse, so I don't need to reach under the Cintiq anymore to use the mouse.

Susan Miller said...

Nothing boring about this set up, very interesting.

discounted digital board said...

cool work place.. wonder if you still need papers... lol.

Corrine said...

i think its great! much better than what I have! ...a computer on my lap! haha

Dortesjs said...

Nothing boring at all