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What's a Wacom and what's an Intuos ? Can I eat them ?
I'm guessing the Wacom is significantly more expensive? Because if so, it's the same reason why a musician sounds so much better playing a Gibson after an Epiphone and why a chef makes better food with expensive ingredients. There's less work involved when you have good things.
Isn't cintiq is like drawing directly onto it? It's quite apparent why the results turned out better since it make you work easier.
@MrBoogs @ronmoho @Gig Wacom Intuos has no screen, so you look at the computer, draw on the tablet. But it is much cheaper. Like, $500 for a laptop sized tablet. Want the same size with a screen that you can then draw directly on, as if drawing on an iPad? $999. It's partially because of the Wacom branding, yes, with alternatives like Microsoft Surface (kind of). 22" Cintiq costs $2,500 or something ugh.
The PAD art was all done with a drawing tablet and software like Photoshop. Willing to bet money that Yusuke Kozaki owns a Cintiq of some sort, many professional artists do. If you want a large sized drawing tablet with a screen, with shortcut keys, there's not many alternatives. I have found a few that are like $800 or so but they have no keys you can map shortcuts too, and that matters... Sigh...
And what about doing everything on paper/canvas/stone tablet like in the good old days ? You read this in a grumpy grandpa voice.
@Gig That's precisely why I suck at using my Intuos. I was raised on pen and paper you don't just unlearn that shit lol (actually if you did then kiss goodbye to any scrap of drawing skill you thought you had)
Is it because you have to look at something else (the computer screen) than your own hand while drawing ? Which is why you'd want theses fancy tablet that would cost you the very arm you use to draw ? Can't you train that by going OUTSIDE (KappaKappaKappaKappa) and draw nature and stuff without looking too ? Why am I trying to argue on a subject I know NOTHING about at 4:00 am ? I'm sorry. :(
I'm assuming you don't have a cintiq, but you can consider some lesser known drawing displays which can be just as good (and better in some aspects). This artist reviews a lot of them:
I bought a Yiynova due to his and others' recommendations, and am pretty happy with it.
I have NO idea how much this helps, and it might be more of a tablet size : screen size ratio thing for you, but when I first had a tablet and had a heckton of trouble with the surface[IT WAS SO GODDAMN SLIPPERY], so I decided to tape a piece of printer paper on the tablet, and... it actually helped a lot? Texture changes everything, wow. (1/2)
I'm still not very good at precision on a Bamboo/Intuos, which is why I do the draw a huge line/erase for precision/repeat thing, and I still don't understand why I get marginally better at it when I'm on somewhere that doesn't support anti-alias or pen pressure (looking at you, Doodle or Die and MS Paint...)
@PDF3 Never seen that blog, THANK YOU! *begins scrolling* I've only ever heard of Huion before, but the reviews on Amazon + my dislike for buying expensive products made by Chinese companies (been burned before, and my parents ever more so due to being born there) had me feeling out of options. That Bosto 22" has my interest, just concerned about its RGB color coverage. Had never heard of Bosto before. Neat!
Unfortunately, I'd suggest caution when looking to buy Bosto products. Their first drawing display was really bad. Even worse, their customer service was super crappy (insult-the-customer level of bad). Yiynova has good service (check out Amazon), and companies like Ugee and Huion are somewhere in between.
@PDF3 BLAH ok then thank you for warning me :o Hm some of these reviews must be kinda old, the products aren't available in Amazon anymore...free shipping </3 Currently looking at Yiynova and Monoprice.
and add Ugee to that list too... so many options <3