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Posted 12/10/16
for Christmas I'm thinking of getting a graphic tablet for drawing art, which one would you recommend?



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Posted 12/10/16
I heard Wacom is pretty good
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I use one from Monoprice, and have been happy with it. I mainly bought it because it was much cheaper than a Wacom ($99 for a 9X12 tablet), but it's worked well for me. Monoprice sells all kinds of small electronic stuff-cables, speakers, etc. at much, much cheaper prices than most places. And no, I don't work for them, I just shop there.
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Posted 12/11/16
I've used a Wacom Intuos CTL-480 for the last 3 years and it does the job pretty well. I guess it's an older version of what you're looking to buy. If I had to buy another one for whatever reason, I'd buy another Wacom for sure.

I use it with Blender, GIMP, Inkscape and Synfig on Linux on I had no problem with it. So I guess you shouldn't have any compatibility problem if you're using Windows.
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Posted 12/11/16
Wacom for sure. That one you suggested is just fine if you are starting out.

But if you don't mind shelling out $300 depending on your exchange rate . The Wacom intuos pro medium drawing tablet sets you up with a nice pen holder with 10 extra nibs, and a very decent stylus pen. It has touch features, wireless capability, and an entire side for shortcuts to help make your transition into art much simpler.

I actually made the decission of getting this tablet, because overall it has exactly what I need, and it's good enough to start making some great drawings without going overboard with the price until I can feel comfortable enough to buy something even better, and then ultimately finding my balance.

I got a deal when I was buying it, but for what you actually get with the package, it's a very good choice.
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Posted 12/15/16
It depends on what you want to do with it and how much you want to spend. If you want a simple USB tablet without a touch display, Wacom, generally, makes the most capable (and most widely regarded as "best") tablets. Huion tends to have a better price to performance, and Monoprice is the best value for non-professional art. That said, I prefer working on either an iPad Pro or Surface Pro 4 (there are benefits to both,) but that's more for the sake of simplicity than anything. My standard GPX tablet is a Monoprice that I paid something like $40 for, and it's never displeased me.

Any tablet will do within similar sensitivity ranges. What I find makes the most difference is the pen and user skill.
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Posted 12/16/16

PandAndy wrote:

Any tablet will do within similar sensitivity ranges. What I find makes the most difference is the pen and user skill.


I second that, and I'd also add to this that learning how to use the features of your drawing software will make a great difference in the quality of what you will be able to produce (and save you a lot of time on some drawings).
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