Fujitsu Lifebook – My New Toolfriend

Because I am so very loved (and am the luckiest girl in the world) by Liam Kincaid (author of Operation Break Ironand Lon Boder, <3 I received a happy little present in the mail yesterday!

Presenting the Fujitsu Lifebook T5010.


We’d been talking about getting me a Cintiq for some time, but the price was more than we were comfortable with, particularly since I wasn’t really even sure yet that I was going to enjoy working on an on-screen drawing tablet.

Even though I am only Day Two into owning this lovely thing, I can tell we’re going to have a fantastic working relationship. After installing some Wacom drivers for the tablet sensitivity and pen, the Fujitsu ran Autodesk Sketchbook, Krita, Photoshop, and Illustrator smoothly, with a speedy responsiveness to my sketching on-screen demands.

The Lifebook has a rotating top that lies flat as a drawing tablet surface.
The Lifebook has a rotating top that lies flat as a drawing tablet surface.


The Fujitsu Lifebook is a little old, and I got it used, but it’s a great start for someone like me who is just getting herself figured out in the age of art prints over the internet. I am excited about what freedom I’ll have, being able to take this laptop/tablet combination anywhere, being able to draw and sketch easily without fuss.

My appropriately-themed Van Gogh desktop.
My appropriately-themed Van Gogh desktop.


I am currently reviewing sites online that sell prints and other merchandise based on artwork you provide — Redbubble and Society6 to name two. I am super thrilled to see how all that is going to turn out.

So, here’s another step in the right direction — getting tools to facilitate the creativity, and the courage to look into possible reality of making my art marketable! Yay!

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