Hi, my name is L'Vaughn I'm from Alexandria, VA and I work as a Freelance Artist, developing and conceptual design for web comics like Chisuji and Element of Light. And you probably recognize the art I've done for Otakon. like the japanese relief fund otakon did one year. That shirt sold out in one day. I was proud^^.
I'm also working hard on my very first manga/comic book. I have my manga posted on Inkblazers so far.
Story so Far: As you can see its an amazing book. and many more characters to be introduce and shown. I been working on the story for years. I started to work on it 2 years ago.
Lost the first chapter about a year ago due to a faulty Hard drive. I built my own Desktop with the help of my brother. after feeling down, I begun to start all over again.
Problem: For years I have worked with a regular drawing tablet. It very difficult to draw without seeing my own hand and pen. This was a problem when I had time sensitive commissions to finish. I find myself drawing the same line 40 times before I get it right.
I've had my Intuos 3 about a year now and yesterday I was surprised to notice a portion of it had become a "dead zone", entirely unresponsive to the pen. The dead zone is a horizontal strip about an inch tall running across the middle of the tablet.
This is Important: I feel like this is time to upgrade to a digital drawing tablet. This will help speed up my progress and I'll be able to finish commissions.
The leading brand of these tablets is Wacom Cintiq. starting at 2,000.00. That is a lot. But I have found an alternative, I would like to get.
The Bosto Kingtee 22HDX. its about $900.00. I looked up the reviews and it's a great alternative.
All in all, without my tablet, I can't work on either my manga or my illustrations. Additionally, it also means that current projects that have upcoming deadlines must be put on hold despite my clients already paying for them.
So far I raised $145. thanks to two wonderful people. though their help alone is not enough. I need the help of others. It's my life's dream to finish and publish my manga/book. without this tablet I wont be able to finish.
Please help in any way you can, and thank you very much for your assistance.
you can go here to help.^^