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  • Compact size (7.87" x 6.3") with larger active area (6.0 x 3.7")
  • Four customizable ExpressKeys that put your favorite shortcuts like undo or copy/paste

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Evan55 asked this question on 09-17-2021 at 02:34 PM
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I would recommend an iPad with Procreate (and an Apple Pencil) if you can afford it.

A 9yr old will probably reject the complexity that software like photoshop and drawing tablets impose.

An iPad also provides great feedback to a beginner artist as the surface being drawn on - is going to render the drawing too. A drawing tablet will need a companion computer (which they'll have to carry around) too.

Once the 9yr old upgrades to learning photoshop or other drawing software, pivoting to a drawing tablet would be a good idea.

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Well an ipad is fine for a someone who is new or just getting started, you also forgot you had to buy a Apple pencil which raises the cost.

What you dont get with the ipad is 8K levels of pressure sensitivity which most people who used both say the Apple is probably between 2K-4K. You also dont get support for rotational strokes, but you do get tilt support. Another thing is the professional tablet or drawing tablets a lot of times accept different types of tips on their pens so people can get a feel they want between the pen and the screen to feel more natural. Finally almost forgot, there are programmable keys, for people that do things professionally and repetitively having programmable keys can cut down wasted time spent going into sub menus and doing repetitive tasks.
Speaking as an owner of both a Huion and an iPad, I prefer working on the Huion simply because being attached to a computer allows you much more flexibility in terms of drawing software and accessories. For example, it's possible to use a one-handed game controller to access shortcuts quickly with whichever hand isn't holding the stylus. In addition, for working on large pictures with many layers, a standard iPad will run into performance issues where a decent modern computer might be able to handle the work better.

The iPad does have an advantage in that all models have touch controls, which are usually not present on more basic screen tablets such as my Huion. Considering its portability and versatility, the iPad is certainly nice to have, but is not crucial to my workflow.

One more consideration is that traditional tablets without a screen--as the OP posted--allow you to draw sitting up straight, with your eyes facing the monitor and your hand resting flat on the tablet, rather than bending down to look at your screen tablet. Whether that's important to you is a matter of personal preference and ergonomics.
While these are good prices, there are pretty much obsolete compared to newer better alternatives for a few bucks more. With the introduction of Chinese equivalents that let you draw directly on screen these types of tablets are becoming obsolete.

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While these are good prices, there are pretty much obsolete compared to newer better alternatives for a few bucks more. With the introduction of Chinese equivalents that let you draw directly on screen these types of tablets are becoming obsolete.
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While these are good prices, there are pretty much obsolete compared to newer better alternatives for a few bucks more. With the introduction of Chinese equivalents that let you draw directly on screen these types of tablets are becoming obsolete.
Can you provide a link to these? Thank you in advance.
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While these are good prices, there are pretty much obsolete compared to newer better alternatives for a few bucks more. With the introduction of Chinese equivalents that let you draw directly on screen these types of tablets are becoming obsolete.

Can you provide a link to these? Thank you in advance.
I'm definitely interested in this information as well, @PeteyTheStriker.
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I'm definitely interested in this information as well, @PeteyTheStriker.
Some of the Huion tablets when on super sales have dropped from the $300-$250 price all the way down to the $160-170.

There is a currently a smaller Huion 11.6 inch tablet for $170 after you clip the $30 off coupon.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WHBV...s9dHJ1ZQ==

There are also other brands like XP-PEN and DAOMON that tend to have big sales and clip able coupons which drop their products between $150-$200. Just need to pick a few you like and be vigilant and wait.
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drawing tablets have come a long way. after I retired my wacom bamboo fun, I recently bought a Deco Mini 7. No complaints, works for what I need, which is photo retouching.
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While these are good prices, there are pretty much obsolete compared to newer better alternatives for a few bucks more. With the introduction of Chinese equivalents that let you draw directly on screen these types of tablets are becoming obsolete.
Im still bitter with Wacom's poor long term support. They only update their drivers for so long before their devices become plastic bricks.

With iPads and other tablets being able to integrate with desktops, I could care less about Wacom now.
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drawing tablets have come a long way. after I retired my wacom bamboo fun, I recently bought a Deco Mini 7. No complaints, works for what I need, which is photo retouching.
In my opinion they haven't changed much at all in the last 15 years, the only thing that changed is that competition showed up and forced Wacom to start competing with the China brands which finally lowered their prices.
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I went with an Ipad for my daughter for drawing. Was $229 at the time and does so much more than a spare monitor like the Huion one listed above.
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I need the medium to come down to $50.
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I went with an Ipad for my daughter for drawing. Was $229 at the time and does so much more than a spare monitor like the Huion one listed above.
Well an ipad is fine for a someone who is new or just getting started, you also forgot you had to buy a Apple pencil which raises the cost.

What you dont get with the ipad is 8K levels of pressure sensitivity which most people who used both say the Apple is probably between 2K-4K. You also dont get support for rotational strokes, but you do get tilt support. Another thing is the professional tablet or drawing tablets a lot of times accept different types of tips on their pens so people can get a feel they want between the pen and the screen to feel more natural. Finally almost forgot, there are programmable keys, for people that do things professionally and repetitively having programmable keys can cut down wasted time spent going into sub menus and doing repetitive tasks.
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Those of you with experience around these, for someone who likes to draw but it's not a profession, more a hobby, or a kid learning, would it be better to stick with traditional stylos on screen drawing apps etc? Suggestions?

I can barely draw my own name, so I've no clue.

Thanks!!
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Well an ipad is fine for a someone who is new or just getting started, you also forgot you had to buy a Apple pencil which raises the cost.

What you dont get with the ipad is 8K levels of pressure sensitivity which most people who used both say the Apple is probably between 2K-4K. You also dont get support for rotational strokes, but you do get tilt support. Another thing is the professional tablet or drawing tablets a lot of times accept different types of tips on their pens so people can get a feel they want between the pen and the screen to feel more natural. Finally almost forgot, there are programmable keys, for people that do things professionally and repetitively having programmable keys can cut down wasted time spent going into sub menus and doing repetitive tasks.
Speaking as an owner of both a Huion and an iPad, I prefer working on the Huion simply because being attached to a computer allows you much more flexibility in terms of drawing software and accessories. For example, it's possible to use a one-handed game controller to access shortcuts quickly with whichever hand isn't holding the stylus. In addition, for working on large pictures with many layers, a standard iPad will run into performance issues where a decent modern computer might be able to handle the work better.

The iPad does have an advantage in that all models have touch controls, which are usually not present on more basic screen tablets such as my Huion. Considering its portability and versatility, the iPad is certainly nice to have, but is not crucial to my workflow.

One more consideration is that traditional tablets without a screen--as the OP posted--allow you to draw sitting up straight, with your eyes facing the monitor and your hand resting flat on the tablet, rather than bending down to look at your screen tablet. Whether that's important to you is a matter of personal preference and ergonomics.
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Speaking as an owner of both a Huion and an iPad, I prefer working on the Huion simply because being attached to a computer allows you much more flexibility in terms of drawing software and accessories. For example, it's possible to use a one-handed game controller to access shortcuts quickly with whichever hand isn't holding the stylus. In addition, for working on large pictures with many layers, a standard iPad will run into performance issues where a decent modern computer might be able to handle the work better.

The iPad does have an advantage in that all models have touch controls, which are usually not present on more basic screen tablets such as my Huion. Considering its portability and versatility, the iPad is certainly nice to have, but is not crucial to my workflow.

One more consideration is that traditional tablets without a screen--as the OP posted--allow you to draw sitting up straight, with your eyes facing the monitor and your hand resting flat on the tablet, rather than bending down to look at your screen tablet. Whether that's important to you is a matter of personal preference and ergonomics.
Yes I completely forgot about the software and hardware portion, you get a lot more flexibility and more powerful hardware.
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