Graphics tablets are nifty drawing tools
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Graphics tablets are nifty drawing tools

Should I Go Digital With a Drawing Pad?

I'm gonna answer my own question here and say yes. I work in graphic design and back in the day, we did everything on paper. And hey, I still love to sketch on a real sketchpad.
There's always something visceral about drawing with a real medium like a charcoal pencil, ink pen or bright pastel on actual paper. And I have a few favorites that I always keep around the house, in my car, and at work, just in case the mood strikes me.
But all artists should go digital for a drawing pad because the technology is there, it's fun, and there's no reason not to use a nifty tool like this if it's available. There are many options out there, including ones that cost under $100. Great gift idea for kids, right?
The digital drawing pad, sometimes called a graphics tablet, typically comes with a stylus pen and will plug into a monitor. You'll want to consider size when buying.
For the casual artist, a small tablet will be fine but more avid users will want a larger surface area.
Ah, the Strathmore
Ah, the Strathmore
A small Huion
A small Huion
Wacom Intuos
Wacom Intuos
The ol' Moleskin
The ol' Moleskin
A sleek Slate Smart
A sleek Slate Smart
Ugee M708
Ugee M708
The Moleskin mainstay
The Moleskin mainstay
“If you love sketch pads, you'll love the digital versions!”
XP-Pen
XP-Pen

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madethnicrnow | Mar. 28, 2018

Digital drawing pads help you keep up with what's current.

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