How to Draw Anime on a Drawing Tablet

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How to Draw Anime on a Drawing Tablet
You can draw Anime directly on a computer using a graphic tablet. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Drawing Anime has become easier due to advances in technology. Companies create drawing tablets that allow you to draw directly on the computer screen. You use software applications like Photoshop ( and GIMP ( to use the drawing tablets like a regular piece of paper and pencil. The tablets work like a mouse, but you use a stylus pen to control it. These tablets offer motion and touch sensitive controls to create a more realistic drawing experience. Wacom ( and Adesso ( are two companies that create graphic tablets.

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Things you need

  • Drawing tablet
  • Stylus pen
  • Image editing software

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  1. 1

    Connect the tablet to the PC through the USB port.

  2. 2

    Install the tablet software either by downloading it from the website or using the disc that shipped with it.

  3. 3

    Adjust the pressure settings to your liking. You can change these settings through the program that you installed during the set up. You can find this under "Program Files."

  4. 4

    Open your image editing software and create a new page. Test the tablet to make sure everything is in order and then draw your Anime.

Tips and warnings

  • It takes time to become accustomed to drawing on a tablet and looking at a separate screen to see the result. There are tablets where you can draw directly on the screen, but those cost considerably more than the alternatives.

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