Which brush exactly do you use?
Apart from the calligraphy brush and the bristle brush you won't see a precise view of the result until you lift the stylus.
It's a Calligraphic Brush, with 0° angle (fixed), 100% roundness (fixed) and 1pt size (Pressure, with a variation of 1pt)
Like I say, it uuuuusually works just fine, sometimes it won't work at all, and then other times (like right now), there'll be a "safe zone" rectangle, where it shows up as I'm making the stroke:
Ah, I've just discovered something, dunno if it'll help, but it turns out that the "safe zone" isn't relative to the canvas -- it's actually relative to the whole window that Illustrator occupies. In other words, I can move my document to the left and carry on drawing -- however if I try to draw past a certain point in the main Illustrator interface (anything past the "select similar objects" icon), the stroke won't appear.
Looks to me like you have a rectangular selection with marching ants hidden....do de-select everything
I've never seen marching ants in Illustrator -- is there a way to switch them on? Usually when you select anything it just draws a solid line (which you can toggle with ctrl/cmd + b) with anchor points. I'll try de-selecting (ctrl + shift + a, you mean?) when it happens again.
No marching ants in Illustrator. Never have been.
You may be set to "Draw Inside" mode though. If you view the artwork in Outline mode (Veiw > Outline) do you see the rectangle restricting things?
Nah, I've tried that -- no dice
Like I say, it doesn't appear to be relative to anything on the canvas; it appears only to affect a certain part of the main Illustrator window
Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
It's been years now, has anyone found a solution to this problem?
I'm having the same issue;
the basic brushes usually show the stroke right behind the cursor, like one would expect
while it seems that anything a bit more complex -like pressure sensitive or the artistic brushes- only show up after I've released the mouse button, wacom pen OR finger.
Am I wrong to think each stroke has to be instantly responsive for optimal painting experience?
Is there a limitation to the software I am not aware of or is it a we're dealing with?
I fail to imagine how anyone could work any brush like this