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Heatpocalypse NYC 2010 by basalt Heatpocalypse NYC 2010 by basalt
Those of you who've ever had the privilege to use a cintiq for any length of time can attest to the fact that it is not only super awesome and convenient, but also seems to generate heat equivalent to that of a thousand burning suns right underneath your drawing arm. This by no means hinders the awesomeness of the cintiq, it just makes working from home in 100-degree weather super great.
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PencilBones Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good GOD I know that feeling!
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kid-cody Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I sacrificed some of the levels of pressure sensitivity that would come with a cintique but a Lenovo X201 doesn't have this problem... and its half the price. its really good for working away from the office.  
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basalt Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! Funny you should mention that, I purchased a Lenovo tablet PC about a year after I made this comic! SO good!! And actually, the cintiq I'm using is a DTU710 which has the same 512 lvls of sensitivity as the Lenovo. Now I get the best of both worlds :D
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kid-cody Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
that sounds about right, the DTU710 is difficult to find unlike the Lenovo x201, the screens are pretty much the same other than the cintiq having a larger surface area but the advantage of the x201's portability outweighs that factor. you should take a look at Lenovo's newer models of the X201, they look promising. 
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InYuJi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
lolz, I thought about saving up for one, but I'm pretty okay right now with my tablet
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EricALischka Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How bad is the learning curve on one of those?
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:iconbasalt:
basalt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It took me about a week working with a cintiq to really get the hang of it. Admittedly I wasn't crazy about it the first time I sat down with one, but as I continued to work with it it really grew on me. Until by the end of the week I was in loooove. I highly recommend it if you've got the means, it's become an invaluable tool in my arsenal!
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EricALischka Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm thanks so I'm guessing you had a graphics tablet prior which made the change easier?

Also, love your gallery. :D
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basalt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I did! I worked with an intuos tablet for years before trying the cintiq, I'm sure it helped but I don't imagine it's a requirement.
And thank you! :D
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EricALischka Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :happybounce::music:
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crashmypartyhard Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
love it.
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animatordt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Haha! That's awesome! Good job! :3
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TheMistOfThePast Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ahahhahahah
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XxUsagi-TenguxX Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
yeah cintiq is really amazing, but forget about the melting arm, my eyes start burning and a brain cancer starts to grow if I remain working for several hours... is like staring at a monitor 10 cm away from it... but besides that is totally worth it
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ZipDraw Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
omg this happens a lot lately here in, hot ass Texas.
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vitorart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
mm mine is a DTK, doesn´t warm up that much except at Summer Then I really need to turn the air conditioner on. But the all concept of your work is amazing and it did made me laugh.
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telohs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
hahaha, know that feel...
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SpaaaceCore Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd recommend a fan or something, electronic things can shut down and break.
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:iconbasalt:
basalt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, not pictured are two fans on either side of me hahaha
though it's winter now so I am once again thankful for the cintiq's toastiness!
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SpaaaceCore Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe. Funny, because the laptop I am using now will overheat, if it gets too cold I let it overheat. Sooo toasty and warm.
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Red-Jragon Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I know right.
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Pompeybot Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Dunno if it applies here, but I wear a sock on my arm when using a tablet on a humid day, to prevent sticking.
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:iconbasalt:
basalt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yeah! I got myself a thing called a smudge guard, which is basically a glove with all the fingers minus the pinky cut out. I cant live without it!
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Pompeybot Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Ooh, sounds legit. I may have to upgrade to that.
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basalt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's awesome! And the lady who sells them is super sweet.
[link]
Highly recommended! Though in a pinch there is always the budget version of just cutting the fingers off of an old cotton glove lol
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Pompeybot Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Oh wow! I hadn't thought of the pencil-lead implications. I actually switched over to drawing in blue lead just because the waxy texture didn't smudge. XD

Thanks for the link.
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Artist
haha.. be careful ^^
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sunnydelight18 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I learned quickly to hold my arm away from my Cintiq as long as possible :XD:
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AkatsukiChild Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
I hate when that happens! :C
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beastofoblivion Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Artist
TRUTH. XD
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JoniGodoy Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
HAHAHA! That's UNIQUE!
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Paulwise Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I'm not looking forward to this happening all over again once this winter ends. Ughhhh...
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lilfirebender Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
lol

Mine isn't very warm. Just...luke-warm. I have the little travel cintiq, though.
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indigofox Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional Filmographer
But in the winter it keeps me so warm!

In the summer, you're right, it's a different story :)
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yueshangcai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ha ~ lovely
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orangesims Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011   Artist
just got my Cintiq a week ago, today.. its summer here in Australia. i've already learned this the hard way.

also, 100-degrees? i wish it was that cool, its been 115 here, as usual. count yourself lucky your country has some ozone layer lol
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bloodonthemoon5 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh that looks so awful :XD:
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. So fun. XP

Nice way to visually show the punchline in the most compact way possible! Nice work!
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damonthomas Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
smudge guard
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dragontamer363 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lol i love it :D your comics are always so expressive
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hellbunny Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Mine doesn't seem to get quite that bad by any means, but... Yeah, still toasty.
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Chanrom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
that has happened to me couple of times on my cintiq21x lol =w=
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o0Essa0o Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-.- gawd it was really that hot. I hated this summer. Brooklyn got the worst part of the heat.
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Oh, wow, I usually just stick to the furniture, but you have it bad! :ohnoes: lol
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Himteckerjam Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Boy, don't I know it!
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Twaxie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
A... Are you made of ice cream?
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kineko Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm with you on that one. It help wearing a long glove, but it doesn't make the process less warm...
Now in winter, that's another whole story :)
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blackeyedmonster Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
Oh my.
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tigerdaemonlover345 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010  Student General Artist
haha, I love your drawing style XD
This is priceless.
I will get one of these...someday...in the far future.
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Skilly-n-Duff Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Student
My name is Skilly and I approve this statement. *thumbs up*
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