In the market for a drawing tablet. Yes, I've read reviews and done research, but I want to know what you guys think.
What drawing tablet do you use and why?
Intuos Pro is what I've had for 3+ years and not once have I encountered an issue that wasn't resolved by updating the drivers.
Imo it's the perfect balance between a professional tablet and an affordable price.
Intuos Pro Large is well worth it if you can build your battlestation around it famalamading-dong
I got too eager and bought a Intuos Art med pen & touch and really wanted a intuos pro med. Anyways I like it because it's definitely a huge jump from my Graphire 4. Right now I am eyeing out the
Yiynova 22u v3 because I like drawing on screen. I kept going back and forth on which to get between the cintiq 13 and the yiynova and finally decided to go for one of the 22u v3 after hearing how good uc-logic devices are... and the larger size.
I've also been looking into getting a drawing tablet. I'd like to only spend 100 dollars or less, since I've never done digital art before. Wacom is expensive as fuck, but I was looking at the Intuos Art small that's about 100. Or I could go with the Huion H610 pro, which looks to be Chinese tier quality but a lot more drawing space for a lower price.
Are there any other tablets worth checking out for under 100?
the huion youre trying to get is good for drawing up close but when you pan out of the canvas the brush will look still and blocky, if you are using a two monitor, it wont work properly. The mouse would either switch back and forth on the screens. this dont bother me as much but since i had mine for a month didnt get any pen lag from using it since then. if there is no stabilizer two you end up with the picture related
Well, that doesn't sound too good. Stabilizer? So no matter what, if you zoom out your lines are going to look blocky? I just want a tablet to do concept art and more small scale things--not big paintings or anything like that. Would a Wacom Art be good enough for that? I just don't know, since I've never used a tablet, how important the active drawing space is, if it's too small are you stuck scrolling the canvas all the time?
Intuos Pro Medium. Due to RL circumstances I use a laptop exclusively. A 17" screen fits, I think, perfectly with the medium. Plus, there just aren't any issues with it or drivers, because Wacom.
Yeah, Wacom = $$$, but now I have a tablet I can use for years.
>how important the active drawing space is, if it's too small are you stuck scrolling the canvas all the time?
no, just fuck up your wrist
if your close up it wont do that, just gotta be a little more quicker.
The active are is a decent amount of size, it the bigget you can get. its larger then the medium side wacom intuos pro but the intuos had better quality.
I have the same question. I'm either getting the Intuos Art Small or One Medium. Which should I get? I'm a last year graphic design student but I do a fair amount of digital drawing as well. (well, digital coloring since no tablet for the drawing part which I do by pencil). My main issue is that I don't have much to spend and I'm not sure how important the size is (between small and medium). I've had a shitty genius tablet for 10 years and I'm sure whatever I get will be loads better but still I want to make the right choice. Any advice is appreciated
How weird is it to draw on the tablet while looking at the monitor? Thats seems like it would be hard to do or know where you were drawing.
Are there tablets that show the project on a screen and you just draw on the screen? Basically a WiiU pad that you draw on?
>What drawing tablet do you use?
Pic related. I've had it for 2 years now.
Because it was a gift and I've been enjoying it so far. It took a while to get used to it because it's small and before then I'd been drawing traditionally, but when I did I've been pretty happy with it.
I got the same small too. Cheap as fuck and I didn't really want to commit to digital. It works great. Yeah it's small and I work on a 24" screen so it can get a bit ridiculous. I just limited the area from fullscreen to a portion of the screen. Enough to cover the canvas in photoshop. It became a lot more wieldy after that.
It's 4x5. It's a really small workspace. It took some time getting use to, but in the end I'm really content with it. But I'm still learning too.
Idk what you anons are talking about.
You just draw almost completely with your wrist and little with your Arm.
Gives you an insane carpel tunnel but its better than nothing. Very little learning curve desu.
>Sauce Bamboo Pen & Touch
I've got an H610 and mine is fine aside from minor cut-off issues right at the edge of the active drawing space. Sounds like something's up with your drivers or software since I draw as well as I did on my Intuos Pro, aside from the physical texture and fewer features.
13hd is pretty good for a first tablet monitor, but beware, the connector cable is hella sensitive. Find a spot to set it up and don't move it excessively.
I've been using mine a year now almost and besides that it's wonderful.
though when you consider 99% of art produced online is shit ...
I use one of these. Im really enjoying it so far
bamboo fun cuz im a poorfag and is fine for me.
inb4: "shitty hands, small head"
>Wacom Intuos Draw, $70
6.0 x 3.7" Active Area
Resolution: 2,540 lpi
>Huion H610PRO $77
Active Area: 10 x 6.25 ''
Resolution: 5080 LPI
Report Rate: 233RPS
Should I get the Huion?
can bigger tablets help make better line art? I have an intuos similar to pic related and I cant seem to get better at it.
or do i just need to git gud
If I have a 4:3 monitor and a 16:10 drawing tablet, will it be bad?
I've had both a small and a medium sized tablet and I would never recommend a small one for someone who's in to digital drawing/painting. Get a medium, you won't regret it (but you might regret a small, I did)
I use the cintiq 13hd.
why? has a screen on it so its much easier for me to draw and it's the right size for me (that ws b4 I got it). Now I also love the way it preforms and I love the stylus I got with it. I think I really got my money's worth (unpopular opinion here tho).
>We also know that some of professionals have to take their projects away from the office. Mobility feature is followed by a built-in 8GB of storage in Giano, which allows you to save projects and take your work anytime, anywhere.
WHAT THE FUCK
>it's got nearly a square inch larger active area, is about that much smaller overall than my large and 4 more hotkey buttons
SHAKE MY HEAD
Huion H610 pro is having a huge sale on Amazon. If anyone buys the low tier intuos they're crazy.
The low tier intuos has the hotkeys in the worst possible position (two on left, two on right). And i feel like they purposely made it worse than the previous versions to drive up sales for the higher tier intuos.
The Huion H610 pro pretty much has the same key positions as the higher tier intuos. That alone made me switch. Not to mention a lot cheaper and bigger active area.
The drivers need work, but theyve improved a good bit. Still have a ways to go though.
If you're not getting an intuos 3 or above. Just get a Huion H610 pro
pic because it works
Not a single complain. In fact, it exceeded my expectations. Shit must be made by nokia or something. you can tell I have fucked it up daily for years now and still works like the first day.
I'm thinking about upgrading my wacom pen and touch(1) for the intuous (2) would it be worth it? my tablet still works and is in good condition but I have some extra christmas money i wouldn't mind spending.
I have the art intuos medium. I am coming from a graphire 4 so it is like night and day to me, but don't know how it will be to you.
At least it's not battery powered.
If it's anything like the H610 Pro's pen power life though, it can last two weeks (or more? I've never actually kept track since charging is a non-issue for me) of constant usage without needing a charge. And even after that, it only takes a super short time to recharge.
I use an Intuos 4 M, same one i've had since 2010, and it hasn't let me down since. Before that I used a graphire tablet that I bought used, sometime in 2006-2007, and before that I used a wacom volito, a pretty terrible tablet in retrospect, that most people don't even remember.
For those few years I thought the volito was awesome, knowing nothing about digital art or tablets, I was just excited about being able to paint on a computer for a change. I used it for quite sometime until I foolishly lost the pen, and so instead of buying another I saved up and got myself that graphire, which was a huge step up.
Most tablets today are pretty much all the same, though with their own quirks and nuances. You can't go wrong with wacom though, their tablets stand the test of time, and from my own experience, I can say that they are built to last, more importantly they are supported for many years after their release. I can't really comment on the chinese made tablets, but i'm sure they work well, but i'd be slightly reluctant of trying those out if better alternatives are available.
What I will say though is the chinese tablets like Huion, have driver and support problems, from what I know, and that's seriously something that no artist should have to deal with.
All in all the bottom line is get whatever you can afford, and make great use of it. There isn't a tablet that will magically make you a better artist, except maybe the cintiq.
Just a few tips:
Don't get anything wireless.
Don't get anything "battery powered".
The larger the tablet size, the better.
Aim for at least a medium sized tablet, but preferably something larger, if you have the space for it.
It's a 17in screen, the tablet's active area is quite a bit smaller; maybe it's just the angle making it look gigantic in comparison. It actually feels very good to draw on because you can really put your shoulder into each line. The feeling is similar to turning down the sensitivity on your computer mouse so that the mouse cursor doesn't travel as far across the screen relative to how far you move the mouse itself.
I typically draw in A5 sketchbooks, but a Wacom S is too small for me to work with. I can colour with them alright, but when I tried to draw with one I often had to go through several iterations, cutting parts and transforming/resizing them to fix proportions and the like. I simply couldn't comfortably draw shit AND keep the whole thing visible on my screen (keep in mind UI also takes up space). Not to mention the horrors of tightlining or inking.
tl;dr you do not want to be stuck scrolling the canvas while staring at the navigator for some vague sense of overview, or you'll find yourself becoming besties with a scanner in under a month.
Besides that the size limits your drawing movements largely to your wrist, so if you depend on your arm for steady strokes you'll be shit out of luck. Not to mention the extra prospect of RSI if you're too giddy.
How weird is it to shove a mouse across your desk while looking at your screen? How do you know what you're doing or where your cursor is going?
just recently bought my huion H610 pro after 2years of working with wacom manga. I absolutely love the amount of hotkeys, i'd take more if possible, but my budget wasn't very high. The area is very nice. very paperlike feel to drawing on this tablet. also, an issue that others said about the jiggly lines when zooming out.. if you're a bit tech savvy, you can fix this by going through device manager and cleaning everything related to tablets, reinstalling driver properly, inputting the right settings, etc. i mean come on, it's 5k lpi. there should be no problem with shaky lines, if i hadn't the issue with my 2k lpi on the manga.
great bang for the buck, for sure. It came to me for a mere 90 euros (including my country's 21% mail taxes, etc etc)
actually quite the contrary. I have a disease, which exposes itself on the skin. i don't need ref to think of zombie skin patterns and minor lacerations though!
>have multiple monitors
>configure tablet to stay on one screen
>it actually goes off the screen by 1 pixel, so if you touch the edge it switches to the window on the other monitor
th-thanks xorg devs
How does that work with zoom and touch? Does it mess it up at all?
I guess i'm asking how you get it to just stay on the photoshop area. Is that stationary? regardless of zoom and position?
There are plenty of affordable tablet monitors available. Not sure why anyone is getting regular tablets anymore.
A lot of people bitch about the Monoprice, but I adore mine.