Wacom Cintiq Pro review
The pandemic has changed our daily lives a lot, and it greatly impacted my artistic activities. The offline exhibition did not know when to start again, and the long-prepared New York Expo was postponed indefinitely. Still, in the face of so many tragedies, those things didn't matter. So I started trying to change the canvas digitally. First of all, I needed a digital tablet to make this attempt a reality.
The quickest way is to ask a professional before buying anything. At this time, I got a recommendation from my brother-in-law, the art director of a game company, so I looked into Wacom. My goal was to find a digital pad that showed an effect as close to drawing as possible. Whether I would use this tablet for carrying around, its weight, screen size, or features were not a priority. It is more important to consider whether I can feel the same sensations as the feel of paper, the feeling of holding a brush, and touching the canvas with a brush. At that point, Wacom was not as perfect as brushing on paper, but it seemed like a good choice.
It takes time to get used to at first because you have to draw with a plastic pen on slippery glass rather than on textured paper, creating the effect of a brush. And although there are gloves to prevent slipping, I didn't buy them because I had to feel the sensation when drawing with my whole hand. Above all, the pen did not go in the desired direction, and it was slippery. Moreover, it wasn't easy because the part to control the concentration of the brush had to be calculated digitally rather than with water. However, the fact that the strength and weakness of the pen is directly reflected on the screen makes the development of technology feel real. In particular, in the case of illustrations, which are more complicated than Photoshop, because they have to calculate and draw vector images, the reflected speed and accuracy are high, so even a 4-year-old daughter can follow it well.
Another difference is that the screen is a long rectangle, so you can draw freely while looking at the Photoshop menu board. Another good thing is the different types of 10 nibs in the nib stand. Especially light pens are good because they don't require a separate battery.
Here, I mainly explained from the point of view of the person drawing the picture. If you need technical support or clarification, please go to the site below.
Digital Art by Wacom, Myungja Anna Koh, 2020
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