A Cheap Reliable Drawing Tablet

Just as the title says i just wanted to ask if anyone had any recommendations for a drawing tablet to get started with!

wacom intuos draw. (AKA intuos blue)

should only come to around 100-300$ and is one of the cheapest wacom tablets. good feel and default pressure is nice.

has some problems that are easy fixes (all tablets have problems so)

it’s what i use and it’s the best tablet i’ve had so far :^)

I have a 10 x 6.25 tablet from Monoprice http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=10594 that is probably about 5 years old and still works great. It was about $50 Cdn then. It retails $52.90 US, now, plus shipping etc. They also have a 12 x 9 one for $92.62 Us http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=6815 They also carry a 22 inch 1080p pen Display Table for $499 US, which is similar to a Cintiq http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=14481. I’ve not used that one, but there are reviews on the website.

In addition, they carry light boxes for those who like to do some of their animation work old school, on paper. An ultra-thin box with dimensions of 22.4 x 14.6 x 0.3 inch is $79.99 US. http://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=12085 Monoprice carries a huge assortment of tech stuff from cables to tablets, to camera gear, musical instruments, etc.

XP-Pen Star G430 osu drawing tablet use for photo editing . Its cheap, light to carry and doesn’t take as much space. Anything bigger or a XP-Pen Artist series is a waste of money (or if you have the money to blow go for it) unless you are a professional artist who has a few years of experience using tablets already.


Main thing though, its light! I carry mine with my laptop all the time.


The only recommended tablets are Wacom, as you can see https://www.toonboom.com/products/harmony/system-requirements

That being said, doesn’t mean that other tablets that are made by different manufactories will not work just means that we didn’t test and we can’t guarantee that you will take full functionality of our software.

Best Regards,

Technical Support Specialist
Toon Boom Animation

You may be able to find a used Cintiq for half the price or less on Craigslist or other resale sites. Just make sure it works before you buy it!

I got my Cintiq 24HD from a graphic design student who decided he didn’t want to go into the business anymore, and was looking to sell his Cintiq for quick Christmas cash. I find a lot of people also try to sell their smaller Cintiqs when they’re ready for/can afford larger ones, so a lot of the 16" ones go for a few hundred bucks.

I’ll let you know when I get mines this week Will.