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Drawing Tablet
« on: April 10, 2015, 06:21:34 PM »
Hi!
I'm looking for a good drawing tablet. And I found this.

http://www.yiynova.eu/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=8

Does anybody who works with arts and graphics have some experience with this tablet?

Please let me know.  :)
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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 12:04:56 PM »
my .02¢

It's a large surface but not high-res by today's standards.
VGA 1440 x 900  :-\

for that money I would consider getting a Surface3 (or even iPad) - higher resolution and more functionality (but smaller drawing area in inches) for roughly the same price. Probably lots of ways to use them as input device for your computer including just being a 2nd screen (ymmv)

I bought a Wacom Cintinq which was more expensive but is full HD and has a standard hdmi input so it can be used as a screen for any modern video device...

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2015, 03:10:20 PM »
Hi!

iPad doesn't have pen as I know.
I took a look at Wacom Cintiq 13HD. Is this a good tablet? It will be used only for drawing.
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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 12:18:40 PM »
I think it is good. It feels solid and it was easy to program with functions where the side buttons and pen clicks replace keyboard shortcuts for individual programs.... It is expensive though. It has a comfortable border of "not screen". software text can look pretty small to my eyes - Sharp and readable, but fonts end up small and that can be a bit of eyestrain.... For drawing and pen stuff it is very smooth.

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 07:00:45 PM »
Ok, thanks for the answer. What should I go for. Samsung Galaxy Tablet or Wacom Cintiq 13HD? What would be the best result for drawing?
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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 09:51:31 AM »
Well, Galaxy is much more than "just" a drawing tablet.... Also you should maybe look into apps that allow the Galaxy to be a controller.... I have an iPad which I love for some creative uses (music, writing) but not others... imho they are not great for visual art. I never feel like I have pixel level control. and technical menus kinda suck on a touch screen. lovely high res displays but the touch is usually much lower resolution.... I haven't tried Galaxy, so I can't say specifically.

For professional drawing and artwork a "real" purposed pen tablet can't really be compared. The Cintiq is way superior. It is an investment in a dedicated art tool, so if it is a major part of your art you can justify the price.... Is there maybe a computer or camera store where you could try a demo model? I'm sure you would know almost right away if you test it.

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 10:06:17 AM »
Hi,

ipads have pens, and they are quite nice to use actually, much nicer than the sony tablets with hard pins, the ipad pens are soft.

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 10:58:29 AM »
Jean fabre: Does iPad has pen when you buy it? Then it's something new. Didn't have pen before, I think.

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note II which has pen. My wife use this to draw. The problem is the screen is so small, but Samsung Galaxy Note tablet is a 10.1 inch table which also has pen.

http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/wi-fi-note

I can check out the samsung tablet in a store close to meq, but not the other Wacom Cintiq 13HD, I think. I can check. :)
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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 08:28:54 AM »
Ipad "pen" is more like a smudge sponge tip on a stick (You can buy them in any drug store along with colored usb cables...). it is kind of the practical opposite of a wacom-type pen which has "hard" replaceable nubs. Again it is very difficult to have any sort of pixel accuracy with iPad. It is for use with your finger. These ipad "pens" have a soft material that registers as "skin" by spreading over and connecting several contact points at the surface the way your finger does. Very difficult (if not impossible) to accurately define a single or specific pixel....

Another advantage of a wacom is that the pen does not need to make contact with the surface to be detected. You can hover very near the surface and use one of the pen's buttons for "airbrush" control, blending, erasing, etc. You can also rest your hand on the tablet without registering a "touch". There are even alternate "pens" you can buy that are designed to feel like other art tools (chisel nib, etc.)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/735536-REG/Wacom_KP400E2_Intuos4_DTK2100_Airbrush_Pen_with.html

Wacoms also use "pressure" sensitivity to control (for instance) brush thickness, line width, calligraphy strokes, etc. On an iPad you have to go to a menu (usually some gui buttons) to select line width, every time.... It makes drawing about as accurate as a wide felt tip marker on a napkin...

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2015, 08:38:51 AM »
I am not trying to make you buy a wacom, lol. I use my iPad waaaaaay more than my Cintinq, but I was very disappointed where it came to graphic apps.

Here's a recent article with alternatives to Wacom... Presumably cheaper:
http://sweetmonia.com/Sweet-Drawing-Blog/best-pen-displays-wacom-cintiq-alternatives/

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2015, 02:58:30 AM »
Hi!
Maybe we go for the Samsung Galaxy Note. It's not that expensive and also very good. And since I have the Note II cell phone with pen, I know more what we buy.
But thanks for the help. I will check out the links you gave me. :)
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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2019, 07:31:38 PM »
I am not trying to make you buy a wacom, lol. I use my iPad waaaaaay more than my Cintinq, but I was very disappointed where it came to graphic apps.

Here's a recent article with alternatives to Wacom... Presumably cheaper:
http://sweetmonia.com/Sweet-Drawing-Blog/best-pen-displays-wacom-cintiq-alternatives/


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You've probably already decided but in case you haven't, the new XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro Drawing Tablet With Screen is the best Cintiq alternative yet. It's a full step up from the Artist 16 Pro, which was already considered a top competitor (not imo, but in most - I think the Artisul D16 is better but that doesn't matter anymore since the Artist 15.6 Pro is better than both). If you think about getting it, make sure it's the one with the red dial and says "15.6 Pro" in the title. Not 15.6 and not 16 Pro. Honestly, they need to be better about naming these haha .

https://www.xp-pen.com/product/65.html

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2019, 06:56:11 PM »
I get by with my huion h610.
DDR.

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2019, 12:23:42 PM »
Hi,
I'm Jan, I'm new one for here,
I have iPad pro and I bought Apple Pencil too, I think iPad Pro is the better than other Tablests, You can download more drawing Apps in Apple appstore and Tutuapp like other thirdparty appstores. I'm using Pencil Sketch drwing app, I drew lot of arts and i added it in my FB account, My friends told me it's very nice, If you want to learn about iPad drawings, Go to YOUTUBE, You can find hundreds of lessons there.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: May 26, 2019, 01:00:23 PM by Mobjan »

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Re: Drawing Tablet
« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2019, 09:34:28 AM »
Agree with Jan. I have since updated to iPad Pro and iPencil. They are perfect.