View Full Version : Drawing Tablets?

01-28-2011, 07:57 PM
Anyone know anything about these? Latest one's exc, I'm looking to start drawing comics. I'm a web designer so basically know my way around photoshop and would like to further my skills.

I'm just testing the water really, so don't want the most expensive, don't want the worst, Something in the middle.

Price wise?
Good Ones?
Bad Ones?

thanks in advanced, will (rep best answers)

01-28-2011, 08:54 PM
You want a Wacom tablet, anything else is trash.

There are a few classes, there's the standalone, the convertible laptop, and the penabled monitor. The best of the best is the penabled monitor, It's called the Cintiq, they are very expensive, next comes the convertible laptop, I have 2, they are great, but don't have all the features of the Cintiq, then there are the standalones, which are like mouse pads you draw or write on. The expensive standalones have more features than the convertible laptops but you lose the ability to draw on the surface of the monitor itself, and there is a slight learning curve with that.

A starter standalone is the Bamboo, they are nice. Then there's the Intuos, which are professional grade standalones, for the penabled monitor the Cintiqs are the best, and last is the convertible laptop, I like the HP TM2T, these are the easiest to work with but lack some features like being able to tilt the pen, and the convertible laptops have the worst pressure sensitivity, which is 256 levels, the standalones start at 512 levels and go up to 2048 levels, and the Cintiqs go from 1024 levels to 2048 levels. The intuos and Cintiqs have the capability to tilt and rotate the pen.





01-29-2011, 06:54 AM
Thank you very much, Ordered a Wacom Bamboo Special Edition Pen & Touch - Small.


01-29-2011, 08:19 AM
yeah Wacom's the way to go.

Btw, you guys know it's pronounced "Whack-em" right?

Went to a design conference about 2 years ago for school and a rep from Wacom was there. He blew my mind and all of my classmates' minds lawl

That Wacom that you sketch straight on the screen is pretty beast. They had it at the conference. I think it's around $2000 but you can rotate it so you can get the best angle to sketch from. Amazing stuff.