Friday, June 30, 2017

Sketching on Cintiq 22hd

So, I had recently purchased a Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16. Although it was a pretty cool piece of tech, I ultimately realized that the computer itself was fairly weak and I didn't need to be so mobile with the thing. If I want to draw in front of the TV, I'll just use my actual sketch book. It really wasn't worth the nearly 3.5k Canadian I paid for it and it definitely wasn't really "Future proof" as far as the specs went on the unit.

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.



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