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    What size tablet?

    Hi, all,

    I'm wondering, for those of you who use tablets, what sizes you find to be the best (meaning most productive) for digital painting and illustration.

    Do you have to get the biggest size available? How well do the small 4x6 ones actually work? Do you find yourself scrolling all over the place? I have a chance to get something around a 6x8 sized and I can't really tell if it'll be that much better than the smaller model.

    Thanks for any input,

    - Paul

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    With myself, budget dictated the dimensions of the Wacom tablet I purchased. I think no matter what size tablet you use, once you get used to working with it, you become comfortable with it.

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    Mine is 13 3/4 by 17 1/2 inches ... oh wait ... it's a mouse pad.

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    Thanks for the replies so far.

    I guess I'm wondering if the super large or super small have any major advantages or disadvantages.

    Did anyone "graduate" to a larger size of the same brand/model and find much of a difference? (Or the smaller, too?)

    Thanks for the wonderful replies so far!

    - Paul

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    I've used a Wacom Intous 6x8 for the last two years.. Have not used a mouse for anything since purchasing the Wacom.. If it fails, I would mortage the farm to get one just like it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick
    f it fails, I would mortage the farm to get one just like it..
    Man, Rick,

    That must be one expensive tablet...or one cheap farm!

    (At least you only have to mortgage tha farm and you don't have to "buy the farm" to get another one!)

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    I used to have an old Wacom ArtZ II 12 by 12 inch tablet but shifted to an 8 x 6 Intuos 3 which I find much more manageable. 4 x 5 was a little too small for me and I struggled with precision personally.
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    8x6 graphire 3 Bluetooth. It seems like a perfect size. Fits nicely on my desk and enough size to paint without cramping.

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    I have 2 tablets - both Wacom A4 Intuos and A5 Bamboo. Im totaly hooked with A5, its smaller and is easier to work with.
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