I recently ordered a new drawing tablet, to replace my now 3 year old Intuos Medium. Well today it was delivered by UPS. So how is it working out and what did I draw today?
Before I get to today's drawing, lets discuss this new tablet. It's called a Huion GT 190. It's actually a tablet monitor that allows for drawing directly on the screen. I've been wanting something like this for many years.
The tablet I had before the Huion, is a Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch Medium. It works great as far as being able to draw digitally goes. The only thing is that you draw on the tablet, but have to look up at the monitor while you draw. (It's not THAT big of a deal, but it does take some getting used to at first.)
Just going by the size of the boxes alone, you can see a huge difference. The Intuos is considerably smaller than the Huion GT. Just look at the units themselves when held next to each other.
Now, the Huion is from a completely different company than what I have been using. Wacom is pretty much the industry standard, as far as professional drawing tablets. I bought my first tablet about 10 years ago, and it was a Wacom Bamboo Small.
I loved it and used it regularly when I was first learning Flash. When it was time to upgrade, I wanted a tablet monitor at that time, but just couldn't afford one of what Wacom had to offer. (Cintiqs cost roughly $1500 -2000)
So I got the Intuos Creative Pen & Touch Medium sized. It was still a significant upgrade from what I started out with. I've been researching these alternative Cintiqs for a few years, and decided I wanted to invest in one after seeing good feedback.
I actually found this one on ebay for half the normal price. They average about $350 - 400, but I found an auction with one for $200. And I won for $230. I'm happy with that.
But I want you to see if you notice anything peculiar about this next picture.
There's no freaking pen! NO PEN!
I was crushed when I discovered that. But I do believe right now, that it was an honest mistake. And I've contacted the seller to inform them as well.
Because I was so excited to get this hooked up, I uninstalled my Intuos earlier, and was ready to install the Huion. But then this happened. And then I wasn't able to get the Intuos hooked back up in time and setup to work with it, so I had to draw on paper tonight.
(And I didn't even hook up the scanner yet, so it's another phone photo.) But this is where I'm at right now. This is me.
Hopefully I can be setup and working on this thing by the weekend. I really hope I don't have to get a replacement pen ordered either, since it was supposed to be included in the deal. And I checked the prices, and the stylus I need is $45.
So all in all, this was a typical Monday. I'm gonna finish off the night with some Overwatch before bed, and get the Intuos properly installed tomorrow. Thanks for reading this long drawn out post.
Originally I was going to announce all of this in a video and show off the new toy in action, but that's gonna have to wait for a bit.