View Full Version : what tablet is best for artistic uses
07-16-2007, 11:28 AM
I'm reading the forums and it seems all threads dedicated to "what tablet is best for artistic uses" threads are OOOOLD! Most of them occuring in 2003.
Has there been no improvements? Is Acer still the most recommended brand for artists who want to use Tablet PCs for art?
Seems the TC1000 would be good for animations but if I want pressure sensitivity then I'd need a TC1100 or an Acer?
Toshiba came highly recommended to me by a NON-artist so I'm just wondering if anyone here uses it for ART and if ANY Toshibas have good pressure sensitivity. My main art program is Adobe Photoshop CS1 but when/IF I get a Tablet I'm thinking of moving on to Corel.
07-16-2007, 03:59 PM
08-01-2007, 02:13 PM
If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask and I will try to answer them to the best of my ability. I have been using tablet pcs to draw and paint for almost 4 years now and have seen it slowly start to pick up in popularity among my peers. Those who use them are still in the vast minority though from what I've seen so information is hard to come by. In the online space there are probably 5 or less semi-active posters who are knowledgeable about tablet pcs for professional level art use so don't be too surprised you don't see a lot of discussion. We all have different biases of course but artists have always been picky and have strong personal preferences about the tools they use to create their work and thats all the tablet pc is in the end is another tool.
08-01-2007, 10:20 PM
Here's an artist using tablet exclusively:
08-09-2007, 02:46 PM
I have a TC1000 and I love to use it for art. I do a lot of graphic design and having the pen is an enormous help. However, I just bought a new tablet with a larger screen so that I would have a larger canvas, so to speak. I would suggest looking into something with a larger screen than the TC1000 or TC1100 if you are going to be using it for serious art.
I would also highly suggest getting a copy of Art Range. http://www.ambientdesign.com/artrage.html That is by far the most fun art program I have ever used. The free version is awesome, but for $20 bucks you can get all the tools and upgrades that are coming out. After using that software for a few months I think I'd put the value much higher than $20 bucks. Let me put it this way... If I had to buy it again and the price went up to $100 then I would pay it. It is really a great program. I use it on my desktop too for some things and it works great.
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