Entry level Wacom Tablet?
I want to buy an entry-level Wacom tablet from Amazon.co.jp, but I don't know which one to get! there seem to be a few types.
The Intuos' tend to have good reviews, but recently these new "Bamboo" ones have been released, and they're a lot cheaper. However, I'm concerned about tablet size.
Can anyone give me some advice on this? I'm wanting to use it for digital painting.
I use an Intuos 3, at home and at work, that is 6x8, it works great. I also have an old Graphire that is that size (maybe smaller?) that also works great. The Bamboo sounds like the equivalent to the old Graphire capabilities-wise. Coincidentally, I just ordered a Bamboo for when I travel for work (the Intuos 3 is a bit big and heavy).
John R. Nyquist
Nyquist Art + Logic
Intuos3 is way too expensive for me (I sold some of my paintings to get the money). I thought it's for the experts, isn't it?
I would suggest you to buy Wacom Favo640 8x6. It has a nice shape and good quality, with 512 pressure levels but it's fair enough for the beginner. The most important, it is cheap. I used it for 2 years before I got my Intuos3.
But if you think about it... why not just buy the best one since you will buy it anyway later on as your skill improves?
I guess basically I was wanting to know, are there any models to avoid?
Avoid the small ones... you need (I think) at least a 6x8 tablet.
Maybe also avoid Cintiq?... that's way too good.
No, not really-size of the tablet is purely personal preference and cost. Some people like a small tablet because they don't want the large amount of stroke movement. Others want a large tablet to more closely imitate the real painting/drawing experience.
Originally Posted by gb_whisper
In the end, it's whatever works.
Why avoid a Cintiq? If you can afford one of course! :wink: