Graphics tablet

Xencelabs Pen Tablet Medium with Quick Keys review – Maybe the best pen tablet yet

REVIEW – For those digital artists who are looking to buy a pen display, it’s easy to overlook the pen tablets that started it all—those black slates with no built-in screen that lay flat on a desk. True, display tablets are wonderful—I use one every day, but I didn’t begin my career using one. That …

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Huion Kamvas 24 Plus Pen Display review – It’s both a drawing tablet AND a monitor!

REVIEW – If you’re a digital artist, graphic designer, or just a photo hobbyist and you don’t already own a graphics tablet, you may need to rethink that. There are so many choices today among tablets, it’s becoming overwhelming. In digital prehistoric times, there was one company that made graphics tablets—Wacom. They were quite simply …

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Simbans PicassoTab XL portable drawing tablet review

REVIEW – Art was something I loved in school, but once I graduated, I never took it any further. I still have my sketchbook and all, but I did not delve into drawing tablets. Since the Simbans PicassoTab XL is marketed towards beginners, I figured it was the perfect way to try to get started …

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XP-Pen Artist 13 Pen Display (2nd Gen) review – Small tablet big on features

REVIEW – Let me say up front that I use an iPad Pro (2018—due for an update) for watching videos and sketching out ideas using the excellent Apple Pencil. It’s a dream tablet in many ways—except one. As good as the iPad is, it only uses its own apps, not the Mac graphic design apps …

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VEIKK Studio VK1200 pen display review – great for portable digital art!

REVIEW – Tablets and iPads, along with touch-sensitive styli, have empowered many people to explore digital artistry on these devices. The VEIKK VK1200 is a 11.6-inch pen display for digital artists that supports pressure and tilt sensitivity that can interface with many OSs. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Huion Kamvas Pro 13 (2.5K) Pen display tablet review – Pro doesn’t always mean expensive

REVIEW – In my years as an art director, it amazes me the sheer number of graphics tablets that are available. I keep wondering, “Are there enough users to support this niche market?” I guess there are, because the tablet market continually grows and the competition can be intense. In the beginning, Wacom was the …

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UGEE 11.9 Inch Drawing Tablet review – decent beginner’s drawing tablet

REVIEW – I’ve always enjoyed sketching and doodling, but I’ve never seriously dabbled in digital art so far. When UGEE offered us the chance to try out their UGEE 11.9 Inch Drawing Tablet, I thought it would be fun to try getting better at creating things. I tried out the tablet with a variety of …

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Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro graphics tablet review – A really good tablet at a really great price

REVIEW – I’ve tested and used graphics display tablets for years and am familiar with popular brands. Veikk is not one of them. I had never heard of them until I received the Veikk Studio VK2200 Pro graphics tablet for review. The question is how does Veikk measure up to the better-known graphics tablet makers …

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XP-Pen Deco LW Pen drawing tablet review – A decent and affordable drawing tablet alternative

REVIEW – If you are either a pro or amateur digital artist, you know what a drawing tablet is. And you probably even have one. And that tablet is probably a Wacom because they have been the “big kahuna” in the tablet market for years. They practically invented the drawing tablet.  What you probably don’t …

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 Pen Display review

REVIEW – As an art director and Photoshop artist, I’ve been using a Wacom tablet for well over 25 years. I began with their Intuos—a black slate that you draw on with a stylus (pen) while simultaneously looking at a separate monitor. Working like this takes a bit of hand-eye coordination, but I eventually came …

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XP-Pen Artist Pro 16 Pen Display Graphics Tablet review – great for mobile artists on a budget

REVIEW – Almost everybody knows what an iPad is. It’s become ubiquitous in our tech-centered lives. What almost everybody does not know is that there are tablets out there artists use that aren’t iPads at all. In fact, these tablets need to be hard-wired to a computer just to work. A company called XP-Pen makes …

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XP-Pen Artist 22 Display and Deco Fun Graphics tablets review – digital art creation on any budget

REVIEW – For eons (in computer time), Wacom has dominated the graphics and display tablet market. However, over the last few years, the competition has been heating up and this is good for the industry and especially for customers. XP-Pen is a tablet company that has been striving to become the David to Wacom’s Goliath …

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Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 Pen Display review – It’s not called “Pro” for nothing

REVIEW – Anyone who does art, design, or photo retouching on a computer knows the name Wacom. Wacom has made graphics tablets for years. I’ve used them for at least 20 years starting with the Intuos 2 tablet. Eventually, I upgraded to the Intuos Pro, which I still use occasionally. However, many artists and designers …

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