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Started by PinkiePurples , Feb 05 2017 01:00 AM

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I plan to buy the Wacom Cintiq Companion 2 in a few months, I heard it's a really good tablet, and I'd like to try and start doing digital art rather than just doing it on paper. I don't want to stop traditional art completely, I might just draw something on a quiz or something when I'm bored.

I've listed some pros and cons for this tablet, so maybe some people can leave a comment or suggestion on whether or not I should get this tablet.

 

Pros:

- It has amazing pen pressure, or that I've seen in reviews.

- It can access the internet

- Has a lot of port keys on the sides, and you can change it to any function to desire

- Apparently feels like paper?

 

Cons:

- It's a bit heavy

- It's really expensive, around 1,200 to 3,000 US dollars

- Not good for left handed people (I'm not left handed, but this is kind of something I just wanted to say)

 

What I plan to do with this tablet is take it with me to school everyday and just draw, rather than a sketchbook that literally has sticky notes and tabs coming out of it and is slightly falling apart. As I said before I want to start getting digital art because I want to take stuff like Animation in Junior Year and Digital Media in Junior or Senior year. I also want to do it because it's usually easy to keep all your drawings in one place, and it doesn't have limited "pages", unless we're talking about storage memory. I'll stop ranting now and save your ears.


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You should get it :D But at the same time transitioning from pencil to the pad is odd. So you might feel weirded out by it at first. Have fun :P I started out with a small one first and its p good XD


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If I were you, I wouldn't buy it at the moment. It's totally possible you won't like digital art at all; you might hate it, and then there's $2,000 wasted. I'd start off with something smol and simple; something cheap. It's probably not the best idea to start off with something so expensive. Most Wacom Intuos pen tablets are only $200-$300; a massive save, and they do pretty much the same thing if you're only looking to do general digital art.


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As Cora said, go with something cheap first! You should get used to the difference, and maybe get the tablet a little later on- once you got it figured out and you haven't decided it's not for you. :3.
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You should also note that this is a complete computer which has a tablet screen on it.
If you really want something great and save money you could buy a tablet that connects to your computer through USB and all your money goes towards only the tablet part.
(Which would make the tablet even more amazing but you need a decent computer besides it)
But I support getting a cheaper one first like wacoms bamboo or intous line.
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I reccomend Wacom Intous Comic. Its around 100 dollars and its really cheap and good tablet! (I use it now, and its perfect!)  ;) Btw, may u will not like the painting with tablet, and so much money will just go down the river, so think about it!


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If I were you, I wouldn't buy it at the moment. It's totally possible you won't like digital art at all; you might hate it, and then there's $2,000 wasted. I'd start off with something smol and simple; something cheap. It's probably not the best idea to start off with something so expensive. Most Wacom Intuos pen tablets are only $200-$300; a massive save, and they do pretty much the same thing if you're only looking to do general digital art.

I already have two drawing tablets that I sometimes practice with, but I want to buy this one because it has a screen, and usually my main problem is that the drawing tablet is smaller than the actual laptop screen, which means the proportion is slightly off and it kind of messes me up. One with a screen will directly let me see what I'm drawing, and not have to be looking at a screen when I'm having my hand there, if that makes any sense? I know that the Wacom Intuos are way cheaper and don't have a screen, and are fairly good, and I might take your suggestion into consideration.
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You should also note that this is a complete computer which has a tablet screen on it.
If you really want something great and save money you could buy a tablet that connects to your computer through USB and all your money goes towards only the tablet part.
(Which would make the tablet even more amazing but you need a decent computer besides it)
But I support getting a cheaper one first like wacoms bamboo or intous line.

 

I said before that I'd like to take this to school with me, so I can draw digitally whenever I feel like it. I don't want to take my heavy laptop AND the tablet tp school all the time, and I'm pretty sure the tablet is not as heavy as the laptop. But I see where you're going with having a full on laptop-tablet when I just want to use the laptop part. But if the tablet works really well, I might use it as my new laptop? Or a travel tablet or something. I usually have to use a school computer to check grades and stuff, so that could be a thing? Like a school computer where I keep all that stuff.


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