Digital Art Supplies

Discussion in 'Joker’s Funhouse (Off Topic)' started by BernUnit81, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. BernUnit81 Devoted Player

    Hello fellow Funhouser's

    As the title suggests, I am going to be try my hand at digital art. I have my laptop and I have downloaded Krita. I am looking at tablets to use in conjunction with those two pieces. I may be able to buy a used Ugee 19 inch display tablet, but I am also wondering "Do I need something like that right now?" I am looking around amazon and saw the Huion 10x6 tablet tablet

    Huion, to my understanding is a good company and makes a good product, the surface size seems big enough for me to comfortably work on. Just wondering thoughts from those who use similar products. Thanks in advance.
  2. FoolsFire Devoted Player

    If you've never used a tablet before get the cheapest, most reliable one you can. I had a friend who is a very good artist. He bought a more expensive tablet and hated it. Didn't like the feel of the pen or the way it flowed. It does his artwork by hand, scans it, and then uses a regular mouse for touchups.

    This way if you don't like it you haven't wasted a lot of money.

    Also, if you're a university student or near a university, check out their pricing. A lot of times this stuff is at lest 50% off.
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  3. aurorabenz07 Loyal Player

    I'm with Foolsfire, go with a low cost reliable one. Also check the customer reviews so you can make a decision. A friend of mine was buying one for her son and sure the store tried to sale her a Microsoft surface or Apple tablet but she ended up going with a Wacom, or I think that's what it was called.
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  4. DarkVisor 15000 Post Club

    Have heard great things about Wacom from online comic artists
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  5. BernUnit81 Devoted Player

    Yeah, Wacom is pretty much the gold standard for digital art tablets/display, unfortunately it is well out of my price range, even for non-display tablet big enough for me to feel comfortable with. Huion and XP-Pen both may 12inch [10x6 live area] non-display tablets for under $100 and I am thinking I might go with one of those. I am leaning more towards Huion because Krita offers tablet support for them.

    I do appreciate the input from you guys and gals. I agree with you all that starting with a smaller, less expensive tablet is a good place to start, eventually I will work up to a larger display tablet, perhaps even a Wacom WHEN I get published, as Visor has so kindly said.
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  6. BernUnit81 Devoted Player

    Update: a co-worker of mine is giving me her 12in. Wacom bamboo fun tablet to try out and providing a like it, she is selling me it for $50. Thanks for all the input and help all. Hopefully old Bernie will be displayed in digital quality sooner than later.
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  7. Arwen Skywalker Loyal Player

    50 bucks for a wacom bamboo is a good deal
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  8. BernUnit81 Devoted Player

    Yeah, I looked it up and am pretty stoked about it. Price wise it is up my alley and I am definitely getting a good deal. Also in termsof functionality and how it allows for the touch functions to zoom in and out, rotate and scroll is pretty awesome too.