The Best Drawing Tablets

What are the Best Drawing Tablets?

A good drawing tablet should have adjustable levels of pen and pressure sensitivity, at least a 1920×1080 HD Display (Ideally 4k), buttons for shortcuts both on the pen and tablet themselves, have good battery life and come with anti-glare screen technology, especially useful if you’re taking a digital art course

Are drawing tablets worth it?

Absolutely, they allow a digital artist the flexibility to draw like they would on paper but on a screen using apps such as Procreate on the Ipad, being able to remove mistakes easily & create digital mockups & matte paintings much quicker than using traditional media.

What is the cheapest drawing tablet with screen?

  • Huion Kamvas Pro 13 – The Kamvas Pro 13′ by Huion is a 13 inch tablet that comes with 8192 levels of pen pressure sensitivity, making it a perfect entry level graphics tablet for designers looking to get into using digital tablets. Retailing at $299 its a bargain.
  • XP-PEN Artist12 Pro 11.6 – This 11.6 Inch tablet by XP-Pen comes with a 1920×1080 HD display and also has 8192 Levels Pen Pressure, which is even more impressive for a tablet of this size. Retailing at $299.00 also, it’s a pocket sized bargain!

What is a good beginner drawing tablet?

As mentioned above, Huion and XP-Pen tablets are both fantastic choices for beginners looking to get into drawing tablets and digital painting.

Wacom tablets are still fantastic pieces of equipment to have, but as a beginner, we’d stick with Huion and XP-Pen brands.

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Is a drawing tablet with a screen better?

Drawing Tablets with LCD Displays are much better for beginners especially as you don’t need to constantly look at the tablet to see what’s going wrong or right.

Drawing Tablets with Screens are super useful as you’re drawing straight onto the device, and can link up your drawing style with the stylus efficiently.

Is Wacom better than XP pen?

This really depends. Wacom in recent years have been criticised for their tablets, and competition has increased from the likes of Huion and XP-Pen. Fundamentally you need to use what you feel comfortable with. The Specs for most models are generally quite similar now, so the difference in technical specification is less than it used to be.

What tablets do graphic designers use?

Generally, most graphic designers use a mix of regular drawing tablets, all the way to display tablets with screens, such as the Wacom Cintiq as well as a range of android tablets. If you’re used to using an airbrush for example, you’ll be fine with a tablet pen.

For example, at places like wework, it’s common to see graphic designers using their graphics tablets, as they’re portable, lightweight and easy to plug and play.

Are Cintiqs worth it?

Wacom Cintiqs are absolutely worth it, they allow the designer to see in high resolution (typically 1920x1080HD – 4k) their canvas in Photoshop or Illustrator (or whatever app is used) in realtime to make accurate edits. This type of tablet is perfect for concept artists and games designers who need to get artwork out quickly and efficiently.

Is the Wacom Cintiq 16 worth it?

Carrying on from above ^ Absolutely. Infact, the Wacom Cintiq 16″ is probably one of the best ones to buy as it has the perfect blend of being lightweight, having a crisp and clear display, good levels of sensitivity and a good processor.

If you’re looking for laptops instead, then check out our articles: The Best Laptops for Graphic Design, and also the Best Budget Laptops for Photoshop

What are the Best Android Graphics Tablets?

Android Drawing Tablets are generally very similar to non-android tablets such as the iPad Pro, with the main differences being the software you can use. For example, both the Samsung Tab S7+ and the iPad Pro have good processing power, but on the iPad users will generally use Procreate, whereas on Android most use Adobe Software or Infinite Design for example.

Whats the best software for android tablets?

This really depends on personal preference, but there are a number of good graphic design / illustrations apps you can use on android tablets. Some examples include:

  • Infinite Design
  • Adobe Illustrator Draw
  • Sketchbook
  • Tayasui Sketches Lite

Recommended Drawing Tablets

Wacom Cintiq 22″

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Huion Kamvas Pro 24

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 32

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