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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 08 2023, 8:32 am
I have a laptop that comes with a pen
My teen daughter enjoys making illustrations on photoshop and would like to take a course in the next few years on 3-d illustrations and such.

I was thinking of biting her a drawing tablet so that she can use it whenever she wants(she has limited access to the computer)
Anyone here with any experience on the topic?
I don't want to spend too much at this point.

Is it better to stick to the computer than a cheaper tablet that may not work a well?

Is it like using photoshop? Or a whole different program to learn?
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sunspot




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Sep 08 2023, 9:03 am
So I actually give training in Digital Illustration for teens and adults and our Instructor recommends for beginners this tablet which actually is on sale now and very well priced. https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-D.....ss_tl .

There are several programs you can use to create the illustrations such as ClipStudio (which comes with the tablet, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco or procreate for a ipad
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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 08 2023, 1:10 pm
Thank you! I see this one works with the computer. I'm looking for a tablet that you draw directly on, independent of a computer.
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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 08 2023, 1:18 pm
amother OP wrote:
Thank you! I see this one works with the computer. I'm looking for a tablet that you draw directly on, independent of a computer.


If you don't want to connect to a computer, then your best bet is an ipad with an apple pencil. Procreate is an amazing app for drawing and only works on with ipads.
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peekaboo




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Sep 08 2023, 1:20 pm
amother PlumPink wrote:
If you don't want to connect to a computer, then your best bet is an ipad with an apple pencil. Procreate is an amazing app for drawing and only works on with ipads.


I second this.
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amother
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Post Fri, Sep 08 2023, 4:23 pm
amother PlumPink wrote:
If you don't want to connect to a computer, then your best bet is an ipad with an apple pencil. Procreate is an amazing app for drawing and only works on with ipads.


Just to add,

You can get Photoshop on an ipad. Maybe Android too. Not sure how much the it costs to get it though, it might be a lot.

Procreate is $10 and she can figure it if she knows Photoshop, but it has lots of hidden features so its good idea to take an online course, if thats an option

This is the ipad I have, its pretty affordable.

https://a.co/d/7lYg0jt

(It only works with the 1st gen pencil)
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President




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 13 2024, 10:09 am
Bumping cuz I would like more info. I'm looking for a tablet that's only meant for drawing and I'm wondering if I it can be used without wifi
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sunspot




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 13 2024, 10:43 am
The tablet linked above connects to the computer and can be used without wifi
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President




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 13 2024, 1:18 pm
sunspot wrote:
The tablet linked above connects to the computer and can be used without wifi


Thanks, but I'm looking for a drawing tablet which does not need to be connected to a computer.
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amother
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Post Mon, May 13 2024, 1:30 pm
I recommend buying an ipad. I got a refurbished ipad pro from Amazon. Check reviews and warranties if you go in that direction. Mine has been perfect. Be aware that different models need different apple pencil models, make sure they're compatible. Procreate (on apple only) is an awesome app for drawing. Bonus - the camera on the iPad is incredible.
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President




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 13 2024, 1:31 pm
amother Alyssum wrote:
I recommend buying an ipad. I got a refurbished ipad pro from Amazon. Check reviews and warranties if you go in that direction. Mine has been perfect. Be aware that different models need different apple pencil models, make sure they're compatible. Procreate (on apple only) is an awesome app for drawing. Bonus - the camera on the iPad is incredible.


Do I need to have wifi to use this as a drawing tablet? My daughter loves art and is great at it and I would love for her to experiment and learn things on her own time but I do not want her to have wifi access.
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amother
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Post Mon, May 13 2024, 1:33 pm
President wrote:
Do I need to have wifi to use this as a drawing tablet? My daughter loves art and is great at it and I would love for her to experiment and learn things on her own time but I do not want her to have wifi access.


Probably to set it up and download the app to begin with, and for updates, but in general no.
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amother
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Post Mon, May 13 2024, 1:37 pm
I have a sister who does digital illustration and I think she has this but it's $$$

https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-M.....ss_tl

She does not have Wifi in her home and uses it there, but does have Wifi in her office (so it possibly can work without Wifi ever but I'm not 100% sure)

If you're interested I can ask her and confirm
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President




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, May 13 2024, 6:54 pm
amother Cappuccino wrote:
I have a sister who does digital illustration and I think she has this but it's $$$

https://www.amazon.com/Wacom-M.....ss_tl

She does not have Wifi in her home and uses it there, but does have Wifi in her office (so it possibly can work without Wifi ever but I'm not 100% sure)

If you're interested I can ask her and confirm



Thanks, but this wasnt the price range I was considering... My daughter is a beginner so wasnt looking for something so expensive
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