I've come into a bit of money and it seems like its time for me to get one of those arms for my Intuos so I can actually draw from the shoulder instead of having it basically be flat on the table.
What to get? Are they strong? I dont want to overspend, or underspend.
I'm talking about a swivel arm like this. Note : I have an intuos, not a cintiq so it has no mounting bracket.
They wont be strong enough when I push on them for pressure drawing to not tip over
Nor will they be able to move vertically / horizontally depending on where I want to draw, and if i want to stand and draw for example.
Why not just get this thing?
the angle is far too shallow, I want something that could look like an easel if I wanted to, but at the same time adjust to other positions and still be strong when pressure is applied
Psss...hey, kid, I show you little russian smekalochka. Don't tell anyone
Use smekalochka and add some weight. And sandpaper if you table is too smooth
what im saying is i want the stand to be raised up off the table , maybe a foot or more, Theres nothing to hold it down when i apply pressure to the tablet. This is why i requested an arm to attach to my desk
Okay, use smekalochka and BUILD this fuckin shit from wood. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIsDoKyan00
So it seems like the only thing I can do is get a cintiq companion 2 which has a vesa mounting plate and get an ergo arm? What if I like my intuos?
For cheaper, save yourself the hassle and get an easle. I use it for my cintiq because the stand that came with it is garbage. Cost me $5 for one in I think walmart and works fine. It holds up to pressure when I draw and I press pretty hard most of the time.
I had a drafting table but didn't like it for digital art. If I were a traditional artist it'd be well more worth it. Really the angle threw me off a lot and it made the desk unusable for anything but drawing. I prefer my new desk since I can use it whether I'm drawing or not. Plus, I can set a drink down and not have it slide off slowly.