Why not do the final linear on paper, scan it, and livetrace it in illustrator? That would you won't have to use the mouse to do the linear work :)
If it means anything, I have a tablet and prefer the mouse?And @the previous comment: worst idea ever. Live tracing is ugly fugly
@ previous comment: well, works for me.
they're the cutest people ever. i love them.
EEEEUUUUGGGGHHH I loathe live-trace. I only use it when I need a black silhouette of something really fast. It's not nearly precise enough. I'd much rather spend way too long exercising my knowledge of bezier curves until I become a tablet owner :)