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5 tablets for the digital artist

If you are interested in digital art then getting a drawing tablet is a must have. However they can be expensive and it can be hard to know what the right one is.

Some of the most important factors to consider before choosing your drawing tablet include, active areas, if it is wireless or wired, it's pressure sensitivity, any features and controls and it's stylus.

These are all important factors that may differ for each artist. So think about your art and what works best for you. If you work in a highly professional field then resolution may also be an important factor.

If you are just starting out then I suggest a less expensive tablet so that you can get the hang of it and see if you actually like working digitally before purchasing a more expensive one.

If that is the case for you then some options for you may be the

Huion 420

It's features include an Active area of 4 x 2.23 inches while the tablet itself is 6.96 x 4.40 inches. It has a 4000 LPI resolution and a pen pressure level of 2048

The pen stylus comes with two customization buttons and it takes one AAA battery.

It works with Windows 7-10 and Mac 10.8.0 plus. (as of 1/7/2019)

On Amazon it has 3.9 out of 5 stars out of 761 reviews.

You can learn more HERE

Price: $21.24 (as of 1/7/2019)

Another Option may be the Huion H420

This one has an Active Area of 4 x 2.23" and a total dimension of 6.95 x 4.4 inches with a resolution of 4000 LPI

You can use it it Windows XP, Vista and 7-10 as well as Macs 10.8.0+ It allows for pen scrolling and has 3 customizable buttons.

It has a 3.9 out of 5 stars from 1.107 reviews on Amazon (As of 1/7/2019)

You can learn more HERE

Price $29.99 (as of 1/7/2019)

If you are willing to pay a bit more then the Huion INSPIROY Q11K is an option

It is a 8192 pressure sensitivity and has high levels of upgrades to the pen. It has a wireless connection as well as a USB cable.

It has a 11 x 6.87 in active work space and 8 customization shortcut keys.

It is suitable for both left-handed and right handed users

it is compatible with Windows 7-10 and Mac 10.8.0+

On Amazon it has a 4.1 out of 5 stars from 95 reviews (as of 1/7/2019)

You can learn more HERE

Price $119.99 (as of 1/7/2019)

Another option is the Parblo Coast10

This one comes with a battery free pen. It has an active area of 8.54 x 5.34 in

It has an adjustable angle so you can view it at a horizontal 170° and vertical 170° This is great for working to avoid warping or for just working more comfortably.

Other than the adjustable angle this tablet also comes with a screen which can help with hand eye coordination. However, those with screens tend to be much more expensive.

It works with Windows, vista, XP and 7-10 as well as MAC 10.6.8+

It has a 3.4 out of 5 star review on amazon from 119 reviewers (as of 1/7/2019)

You can learn more HERE

Price $208.99 (as of 1/7/2019)

The Wacom Intuos Pro comes in three sizes so you can pick which will work best for you.

The small size comes with a 6.2 x 3.9" Active Area The medium size comes with a 13.2 x 8.5" active area

And the large size comes with a 16.8 x 11.2" in active area

All three work with windows 7-10 and support high pressure sensitivity.

The have a 3.9 out of 5 stars on amazon from 781 reviews (as of 1/7/2019)

You can learn more HERE


Small - 199.95

Medium - 345.00

Large - 480.82

(as of 1/7/2019)

If you prefer the feel of drawing on paper but want to see the results of drawing digitally then the ISKN Slate might be the choice for you.

By putting a piece of paper on the tablet and using a special pen (or a ring that goes around your own drawing utensil) you can draw on paper and watch it form digitally as well.

It has a 3.7 out of 5 star review on amazon form 22 reviewers

You can learn more HERE

Price 179.00 (as of 1/7/2019)

Think about where you are in your art journey, what your skills and goals are and what kind of features and quality you may need based on these facts. Then do you research and pick the one that works best for you. These 5 tablets are just options and ideas to help you get started on your path. One of them may be perfect for you or you may still have to do some research to find the right one.

If you already have a drawing tablet let us know which one in the comments and why you use it. If you purchase one of these please let us know in the comments

Rebecca Adams

The Adventuring Artist

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