So, I ended up returning it.
I realized that I was spending more time sitting at my main computer and doing digital art on an older Yiynova MVP22U (cintiq knock off) and that the Yiynova, while sort of ok, was actually a pretty shitty unit. I mean, it was next to impossible to get a straight line on it and the pen and screen on it didn't feel that great.
I had squared away all that cash for the MSP earlier, so I started doing some research into an alternative tablet to get for my computer. From using the MSP, I realized that I didn't even really like the touch functionality of it and that often it would pick up my palm or my palm would accidentally hit some tool in the program I was using, so I decided that touch was not something I would be looking for in a unit. Luckily, this would actually make things a bit cheaper then.
I ended up deciding on the Wacom Cintiq 22hd. This unit, although quite old now (came out in 2012 I think) has basically stood the test of time. Something I didn't like about the MSP was that as it was a brand new piece of tech, it had its share of buggy first run problems. I assumed that since the Cintiq was older, all the bugs are most likely worked out by now.
So, it just came in the mail yesterday and to say I'm impressed is an understatement. This thing is so well put together, its crazy. Everything about it feels so good. The pen to screen feeling is almost like paper with its toothyness. Much better than the Yiynova. Have been sketching a bit on it and it just feels great.
Below are a couple of things I've done so far. Really enjoying this thing so much more than the other devices I've tried. Very happy with my purchase so far.
I picked up a MobileStudio Pro 16 a week ago but wasn't really impressed with it, so I ended up sending it back. Am still using a Yiynova MVP22U on my main rig and its ok. Lines are a bit gittery but actual painting is ok.
I drew a couple of portraits on there and recorded them. Kind of fun recording myself.
That one was the first one and this is the final pic.
Wasn't too happy with how it turned out but was still fun.
Did this one this morning.
And this is the final
Happier with that one but still needs a lot of work (especially the hair). Pretty fun recording it and seeing the process I used. Doing so is helping me learn I think because I can review what worked and didn't all the way through.
Here's a page from my sketchbook I did the other day. I was trying to draw soldiers from different eras. Some of them look alright but overall it didn't really come out the way I wanted. I drew it over the period of a week or two at random times so I guess I was feeling it more on certain days.
One from life drawing today. I bought a bunch of new pencils and charcoal including this sepia pencil. Pretty happy with how this worked out. There was a woman besides me who was such an amazing artist. At first it intimidated me but then I tried to watch her for a bit to catch some tips. This was what I drew after.
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