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Are you trying to figure out which tablet to use for your artwork or webtoon?
There are a lot on the market and sometimes it’s hard to know what to exactly look for. Here are a few of the things I along with a other webtoon artist look for when searching for an art tablet to use our work.
Art Tablet Pressure Sensitivity levels
This is important to me because a higher pressure sensitivity means I have more control so it feels more like pen directly on paper.
Not only that but it can pick up on the subtle pen strokes which is important because it can take a little bit to get used to drawing digital after drawing traditional for so long and your muscle memory is already used to the amount of control you have when you have that pen and ink physically in hand.
So if you want to try to replicate that feeling of control as close as possible then make sure to keep an eye out for the pressure sensitivity.
Here are a few tablets that I use and that have really good pressure sensitivity levels:
Will a Cheaper Art Tablet Work?
There are cheaper tablets on the market and from my experience as long as it has similar pressure sensitivity then it should be good to work with. Here are a few that I found through research as inexpensive alternative art tablets some that are less than $200:
Battery Free Art Stylus
Nothing is more annoying when you’re drawing on your tablet or using an electrical device and it starts to either lag or shut off completely because the battery power died.
This is one of the main reasons why when picking a tablet I like to make sure if has a battery free pen and if it needs a battery then I like to make sure it’s a rechargeable one, like the apple pen.
Here are a list of stylus and pens that I recommend that are battery free and comparable with most tablet and mobile phones:
Should I spend lots of money or can cheaper alternatives do the job just as well?
I feel that the cheaper and free alternatives can absoultyl do the job just as good and sometimes even better! I use medibang paint for a large majority of my illustursations and that’s a free app!
Just to be clear you can do everything that I do with a simple sheet of paper, a your mobile phone, a cheap stylus (here’s one that is just $25) and a free art app (medibang is my favorite but I’ve listed a few others here on this blog post as well: How to Stat a Webtoon)
You don’t need to break the bank or give an arm and a leg to create a high quality webtoon or piece of art. It’s not the paint brush that makes the painter but the painters will and passion.
What should you do next?
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment down below and I’d be happy to answer them!
As always don’t forget make sure above all else you’re prioritizing your happiness and enjoying your comic journey!
I’ve also published 4 Comic books and as of 2020 I’m currently working on my 5th published book! If you’d like to learn how to publish a Comic book in 3 steps then check out my blog post How to Publish a Comic book.
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