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    Senior Umbra_Exe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by XoPachi View Post
    Please do not get Huion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurk2288 View Post
    Why not?
    I think he's had quite a bit of trouble with the drivers in the past. It took me a while to get mine working properly as well.

    As for the topic of traditional vs. tablet, I would also advise practicing with traditional methods first. Fancy tools are nice, but they won't necessarily make you better. I think I've said it before to others, it's not about what you have, it's what you do with it that matters!
    Last edited by Umbra_Exe; 09-04-2015 at 09:11 PM.

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    Senior Kurk2288's Avatar
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    Thank you for the reply Umbra,

    In case OP ever gets a Wacom, and has problems with bugs or the drivers,

    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle GodHeart View Post
    my price range is a VERY low $150
    Wacom Bamboo Pad: New, 40 USD
    Black or Assorted Colors & Wireless: New, 60 USD

    Wacom Intuos Draw White: New, 70 USD

    Wacom Intuos Art Black: New, 100 USD

    Wacom Intuos 4 SMALL: Used, for around 125 USD

    Wacom Intuos 4 Medium: Used, for around 250 USD

    You can always save up your cash too,
    if you really want something bigger or of finer quality.
    Last edited by Kurk2288; 09-04-2015 at 10:12 PM. Reason: links / US En.

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    Senior maugryph's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by XoPachi View Post
    Driver support for Huion is inexcusably horrendous. There is also little tech support online despite it being known that they're drivers are not optimal and even Huion themselves could not help me in some instances. I had to have Runefox help me over TeamViewer and even he was blown away by their incompetence. The hardware is fine.
    That has always been the bane of Huion tablets. Good Hardware, lousy drivers.

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    I will also agree with learning to draw with simplest tools at your disposal before confusing yourself with more complicated ones.

    It would be like telling someone who hasn't drawn much how to paint. You are are basically learning to draw again with a tablet, and if you can't draw, you kinda can't tablet. As tempting as it is to have access to all these neat digital tools it is in high doubt you'll pick up drawing faster just because you have access to them. While having something new and shiny will definitely attract you to drawing more, it may be a short time thing and your tablet will eventually gain dust if you didn't have the original passion and willingness to go through much trial and error for drawing.

    I guess the short of it is, get a tablet because it's an evolution of doing what you love and not getting it because you think it will help you keep drawing.

  5. #15
    I have used wacom and genius. You get similar results from both, so genius isn't bad, but it uses batteries for the stylus and they don't seem to last as long, on the other hand I always hear that people upgrade their wacoms before they show any sign of breaking down.

    So, as far as I know wacom is still the best option. But if genius is all you can find in your area (not a problem if you are in USA) then it will do the job.

  6. #16
    I use Monoprice tablet. They're cheap (I got mine for about $50), and it does its job really well. I recommend it, personally.

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    I completed a masters in painting back in 1991 and a masters in drawing back in 1993, i had never done digital until i went for it last year! When i did, i went big time, i purchased a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD touch, and a Dell 17" Studio computer, and then got the Corel painter 2015.... i love it! But not something you can travel with! And you need serious financial spending cash to do it!

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    Canada eh
    It was already mentionned a couple times, but my first tablet (that I had for like 3-4 years I think) was a monoprice and worked perfectly well, the only thing I struggled with was installing the drivers for the pen pressure but once it was done it worked just as well as a wacom i'd say.
    Actually I had to change to wacom because of college, they only had wacom drivers installed and it was really a pain to have to go borrow a tablet before each class (but then again wacom have different drivers for some models so that dosen't really solve all problems)
    So yeah all in all my monoprice and my wacom (intuos pen small) were pretty equivalent in term of tablet quality itself.

  9. #19
    My first tablet was an XP-Pen 10 years back, and it wasn't nearly as comparable in quality and durability as the Wacom Intuos 4 that I've had since 2010. I highly suggest saving up for at least an Intuos model now (I think Bamboos are now Intuos'), because even if it's a bit pricey, it'll be worth it in the long run. You can abuse it as much as you'd like and there are still plenty of replacement parts for it, that's for sure XD



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