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Drawing tablets for a beginner
« on: 15 Aug 2020, 21:00 »

I've been considering drawing my own comics, so I've been looking at drawing tablets. I want something in the $100 dollar price range. I'm not too experienced and not super serious at this point, so I guess I'm looking for something easy for a beginner to master but also possible to use once I gain some more skill. I usually draw small, so size isn't too much of a problem (so long as it isn't smaller than, say, an index card). Any recommendations?

For reference, I have two that I'm currently considering: the Wacom Intuos and the XP-Pen Deco 01 v2.

Edit: I made a decision. Thread closed.
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Re: Drawing tablets for a beginner
« Reply #1 on: 21 Aug 2020, 22:35 »

I have a 5 year old Wacom Intuos, and it's quite nice, at least in Photoshop and Krita.  Pretty much plug-and-play for me as well.
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Re: Drawing tablets for a beginner
« Reply #2 on: 24 Aug 2020, 13:15 »

I was just assigned a brand new Wacom Cintiq by our department head. Basically to be used as a substitute for a chalkboard as I continue to give my college math lectures remotely. I got the drivers uploaded and installed all right, and ran the set up program. Then the "problems" started. Next I wasted a good six hours trying to draw. I reinstalled the drivers, clicked around the crappy Wacom technical support pages (the videos wouldn't start and the links took me around in circles). Only when I complained to coworkers one kind soul shared the secret that even with the best of hardware you cannot draw on a Windows desktop.  :psyduck: :psyduck: At least not without a suitable piece of software. And most pieces of software don't support the finer features (which is all what the manual was explaining).

So I'm not doing art. Drawing integral signs, handplotting functions and such (when I need to do so impromptu to fill in a step in my slides and such). :-D
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