I really want one of these so I can sketch anywhere and draw on the go without carrying a crazy big sketchbook. Is it worth it? How good can you draw with it? I've been researching th whole of this week and I'm about to get one so far everyone says it's amazing for a drawing tool.
I post a similar response in all these iPad threads
It depends a lot on your workflow and how much time you spend in the iOS ecosystem. If you are a heavy iPad user, then the drawing / sketching capabilities are a great addition to your usual iPad activities.
Personally, I had a strong aversion to going digital, but the iPad makes it much more convenient to start a digital drawing. Also, I'm no pro, so apps like procreate give me more than enough functionality. I use about 50% of the procreate features and about 6% of PS.
I already spend 8 hrs a day at the computer, so when I go home the last thing I want to do is to spend 3-4 more hours with intuous at the computer. I can draw during my 4-5 hrs of commuting (but I usually sleep instead) or I can draw on the couch while watching movies.
But I still prefer traditional over digital
Get this shit
>Fuck Wacom in general
I'm using a Surface Pro 4 now. It's great with Manga Studio, but there are two things about the stylus that you will have to tolerate/adapt to before you have a good time;
- Jitter: I can imagine this being a bigger problem for people who do a lot of line work. You'll have to avoid doing slow strokes to ensure your lines are smooth.
- Activation force: The Surface Pen won't just draw something the moment it touches the screen like a Cintiq. You'll have to press slightly harder before that first mark registers on the screen.
Beyond that, I'm pretty happy with it. I won't deny though, the Apple Pencil is great and doesn't suffer from those Surface Pen quirks.