It's funny with the ad at the top of this thread. Gee, which brand of tablet should I buy? Wacom! Hahah...
AdderXYU wrote:How serious are you about using it?
The other perk to a medium one is that you can always upgrade if you need more...
Obviously better quality is better quality, and I'll let the real artists talk about that, but I felt I'd give some basic arguments for starting smaller.
Good point with the upgrading if unhappy. Medium seems to be happy jump off point from what I read at other sites. I'll just have to try it for myself if it's the same case for me. If not, Craigslist will always be there. A friend said something to the same effect, why get a kid Lamborghini when he only needs a bike, hahah. I don't know if that made much sense, but I want something I can use now, and hopefully can still accommodate what I'll be doing later.
BootsBoots wrote:I'm not sure how helpful this will be, but I use a Cintiq 12wx.
I just zoom in when I'm doing fine details and zoom out to see the big picture.
If you can save up the money for one, it's well worth it. It speeds up production SO MUCH and it just feels satisfying to not have the disconnect between your hand and the screen.
That Cintiq is sure one fine piece of technology. It never occurred to me that I can zoom in to stuff when thinking about this. Maybe a larger drawing area isn't needed after all. And maybe when I win over here I'll get one, or when my money tree has grown enough leaves for me to pluck them without it dying, whichever comes first.
Icemank91 wrote:Totally agree on this. Affordable, and it comes with all the software you should need.
homeschoolwinner wrote:I use the Wacom Bamboo. Affordable, readily available, and it my opinion it works great.
My friend has the same thing, but he hasn't used it!!! If only he lived closer I could try it for him! But yeah, Bamboo is definitely under my radar
binkdrop wrote:I have a Wacom Intuos 3 with 9 1/2 by 12in drawing space I think. I love it. The drawing space is just about the size of a regular piece of printer paper, which is what I was used to drawing on in the first place so it's just enough room to make fairly large strokes but not too large that it takes up a ton of space on my desk. I would've been irritated if I'd gotten a smaller one because I like to make long drawing strokes without zooming in, but that's just a personal preference.
If you are unsure about the size, try recognizing how large your strokes are when you draw, or find someone's tablet to borrow and try out! :p
Ah, larger size allow larger strokes and less zooming. Very interesting. Excellent suggestion on recognizing my stroke size/length, I'll definitely observe carefully.
KittyPryde wrote:I like my Intuos, cause that's all I could afford at the time when I bought it. That said, if I ever like get a paying gig as an artist or, say, actually get a shirt printed? I'll totally use the money to buy a Cintiq. It's like on the list of things I'd like to buy, next to ridiculously expensive computer parts and a scooter.
Cintiq is sure the holy grail of drawing tablets. Have you guys seen the 21" model!? Hot dizzam! I'll probably won't come out of the house if I had that thing to play with. I'd like a scooter too, but first I need to live in a scooter-friendly neighborhood .
Well, thanks guys and gals for the input and insights. Now I can't wait to get one and begone with the mouse with its limited capabilities. Though I don't think it's gonna make me a lot better, just love the fact that it will open up things for me like using all sorts of texturing techniques or that sketchy style or even 10 parallel dash strokes in a second! Thanks again !