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    Cow When is the time to switch to a new tablet

    I currently own a Wacom Intuos Draw tablet. It was the cheapest tablet I could find, as I was not sure whether or not I would enjoy the transition from traditional to digital art.
    I've been using it for like a year now... Maybe a bit less. I feel quite proficient with it at this point, but the thing that still annoys me is the tiny surface of the tablet, which means that I have to zoom in a lot in order to draw precise lines and details. It seems to me that because of it my lineart takes wayyyy longer than it should. I was wondering if simply getting a better tablet would give me better results....

    So I wanted to ask what do you think? When is the time to switch? Any recommendations?

    Also if you happen to own one of those expensive tablets with an actual screen, how would you rate it compared to a cheaper tablet on a scale from 1 ("No difference really") to 10 ("I can't imagine working without it")


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    Tiny surface? Which size do you have?
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    152x95 mm (15.2 x 9.5 cm)
    My screen dimensions on the other hand are 34x19 cm
    As you see my screen is over twice as big as my tablet in both dimensions. So if I make a 1cm mark on my tablet it transfers to my screen as over 2 cm.
    Also having an actual display on your tablet seems... handy
    Also not sure how much better tablet sensitity would help

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    Oh yeah.. I still have my old Bamboo that was 4x3".. it was fine for a "test the waters" but I later got the Intuos3 6x8" one and found it substantially less cramped and the increased pressure sensitivity more effective. To clarify the small Bamboo was 512 and the medium Intuos was 1024.. I don't think I would be able to go back to anything less sensitive than 1024.

    I am still rocking out that one, fyi.
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    I am currently using the tablet with 216x135mm as of now I feel like it has the perfect size. If you start feeling like the one you are using now is too small for you I would recommend either using a different screen, as you mentioned that your screen dimensions are different or to get the 216x135mm..

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