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Old 07-25-2014, 04:51 PM   #1
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Wacom tablet or just a tablet?

So I got tired of drawing on paper all the time, I wanna move to digital painting.

At first my friend suggested me the EVGA Tegra NOTE 7 tablet, but I was put off by its small 7 inch screen.

So I thought Wacom tablet, but I aint used to looking at the screen and not at my hand when it comes to drawing.


And no, actually screens are way out of my budget(which is about 200-300 bucks).

Any suggestion folks?
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:57 PM   #3
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I have a Wacom Intuos and it's great.

Also, long time no see.
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:59 PM   #4
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I have a Wacom Intuos and it's great.

Also, long time no see.


Did you get used to watch the screen and not your hand? Cos I am seriously afraid of that.

Same eh? Listening to my instrumental about Luna.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:40 PM   #5
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It's weird at first but it's really no different than looking at the screen while typing. If you have the cash then I would get a full tablet but make sure you get one specific for digital drawing. The samsung galaxy note 10.1 was made for drawing but it's a lot more expensive than the wacom ones.
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Old 07-25-2014, 05:47 PM   #6
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It's weird at first but it's really no different than looking at the screen while typing. If you have the cash then I would get a full tablet but make sure you get one specific for digital drawing. The samsung galaxy note 10.1 was made for drawing but it's a lot more expensive than the wacom ones.


I have no idea if I should spend that type of money on a tablet, cos that thing is about 2000-2500 NIS here(730$).

How's the Wacom though?
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Old 07-25-2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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I only got it a week ago so I haven't had the time to fully check it out. It comes with a bunch of programs including photoshop, but so far I've just used it with paint and gimp since I already know those. I'll have more time to screw around with it this weekend. But so far it's worth the $100. The samsung is about $450 here (Canada). Also, drawing with a tablet is way better than drawing with a pencil. I would recommend the wacom.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:10 PM   #8
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I've worked with Wacom in my job before, and recently learned between the Wacom and the company who makes the Surface Pro 3 styluses are the top tier for legibility and detail.


I sell to a bank who insists on using Wacom on their digital signatures because of legibility so it must be important.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:56 AM   #9
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I've worked with Wacom in my job before, and recently learned between the Wacom and the company who makes the Surface Pro 3 styluses are the top tier for legibility and detail.


I sell to a bank who insists on using Wacom on their digital signatures because of legibility so it must be important.


I guess so...but that was not really what I was asking in the OP....

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I only got it a week ago so I haven't had the time to fully check it out. It comes with a bunch of programs including photoshop, but so far I've just used it with paint and gimp since I already know those. I'll have more time to screw around with it this weekend. But so far it's worth the $100. The samsung is about $450 here (Canada). Also, drawing with a tablet is way better than drawing with a pencil. I would recommend the wacom.


Another issue I have here is should I spend this much money on drawing scribbles and silly cartoon characters?

If I do I will post my crossovers of MLP characters with real bands over at the MLP thread and then you'll know who the **** I drew in the first place.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:02 AM   #10
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I thought a tablet was just a dirty old stone that cavemen wrote on?
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I thought a tablet was just a dirty old stone that cavemen wrote on?


We come a long way since da stone age, son.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:01 AM   #12
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By all accounts, a graphics tablet is the way to go for anyone who's serious... All the artists I follow use 'em.
However.... If you already have a tablet of some sort, get a free APP called "Splashtop".
Splashtop accesses your computer... Whatever program you happen to be using shows up on your ipad or whatever.... Wifi-connected.
So... to use your iPad as a graphics tablet, you open up Photoshop (or whatever you're using), activate Splashtop, and you can draw to your heart's content on your iPad and it shows up on your computer... Using Photoshop.
Works very well.... Lag free on my rig and it's vastly easier to draw with stylus and tablet than computer screen and mouse.
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By all accounts, a graphics tablet is the way to go for anyone who's serious... All the artists I follow use 'em.
However.... If you already have a tablet of some sort, get a free APP called "Splashtop".
Splashtop accesses your computer... Whatever program you happen to be using shows up on your ipad or whatever.... Wifi-connected.
So... to use your iPad as a graphics tablet, you open up Photoshop (or whatever you're using), activate Splashtop, and you can draw to your heart's content on your iPad and it shows up on your computer... Using Photoshop.
Works very well.... Lag free on my rig and it's vastly easier to draw with stylus and tablet than computer screen and mouse.


Yeah but its not as responsive as a graphics tablet, besides with my connection its better off not to.

So I guess I am going with a Wacom Intuos, how's the Manga one?
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Old Yesterday, 03:32 PM   #14
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I have an older wacom, and it's great. They must be even better now. Looking at the screen and not your hand, is slightly odd, but I don't find that such a big deal. What I do find important though, is being able to get the setup correctly where you are comfortable.

I don't have one, but I would imagine the best sort of thing would be a desk that could go on an angle like a designer desk.
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I have a wacom bamboo, and its pretty good. You get used to looking at the screen and not your hand, especially since the pad still tracks the pen when you lift it up a bit, so you can see the cursor moving around. I say you should get something similar, if you dont want wacom, just make sure it still tracks even after you lift the pen from the pad.
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I have a Wacom Bamboo. It was about $90 or so. It's a little confusing at first but you'll get the hang of looking at the screen pretty quickly.
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