So I did this whole painting of a monster and then realized, yet again, what I thought I was painting on the cintiq, was in fact a disaster when I saw it on the laptop. Seems like the cintiq is crushing all my heavy black gradients together, making it pretty much like I'm always painting blind when it comes to darks. Even with the Dindle paintings, I find I have to mess with the contrast and saturation just to salvage a little of what I first intended. It's really frustrating, considering how crazy expensive the cintiq was and that I'm using the cintiq's own colour calibration settings. I've messed with the contrast and brightness and all the buttons I can find on it to no avail.
Okay rant done :) Had to sketch something quick so I could still have a post for today.
So I called Wacom support and they sent me a new colour profile that didn't really change anything, so I think I have concocted a solution myself by hooking up my old Intuos tablet to the laptop side. This way, I can drag the paintings back and forth between screens to make sure my darks are all pretty and edit them on either screen. Cleaned up my monster painting from this morning... and don't worry, he doesn't eat babies. He just steals them away to the forest, sings them a lullaby of his own invention, then carefully carries them back home.