ME WANT: Inkling

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I’m not a big fan of using the Wacom tablet when I do my compositing and art work, I’d much rather have a Cintiq – but alas my funds and the cost of a Cintiq are not compatible at the moment.

However, Wacom has recently announced the pending release of Inkling, that allows you to take your traditional drawing and turn it into bitmapped or vector art without a scanner.  Take the jump for a look at Inkling.

The Inkling digital sketch pen captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. Designed for rough concepting and creative brainstorming, Inkling is ideal for the front end of the creative process. Later, refine your work on your computer using an Intuos4 tablet or Cintiq interactive pen display.

In addition to capturing your sketch, stroke by stroke, Inkling allows you to create layers in digital files while you sketch on paper. Digital files are transferred to your computer using the Inkling Sketch Manager software, and later, exported to applications such as Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator®. Files can also be opened with the included Inkling Sketch Manager software to edit, delete, add layers or change file formats.

It arrives in mid-September and only costs $199!? I’m so getting that!

via Wacom