Hello everyone. Illustrator/Digital art hobbyist here. I've been wanting to get an on-screen tablet drawing tool for a long while now, but have never been willing to drop the kind of money required for a Cintiq - especially based on the reviews I have read they just don't seem high quality enough to be worth the very high prices. A digitizer glued to a marginal 20 inch display isn't worth $2k - $2.5k if you aren't going through your company's purchasing department.
So, I've been a longtime user of their 'regular' tablets, and have been using the medium/large Intuos 3 for many years. It's fine but I would still like an on-screen solution to speed up my workflow.
I've also been using my iPad and a stylus, but the capacitive technology does not provide the line accuracy I would like, although it seems fine for more general painting.
So I've been looking for alternatives. Really any kind of solution is open to me. Whether it be a cheaper brand of Wacom style monitor, or a convertable laptop, or Android tablet - whatever.
I was looking at the new Note 10.1, but was disappointed to see a low screen res and quality, as well as still lagging app support compared to the iPad.
I know there are a lot of other budget conscience and starving artist types here. What do you all use?
I saw this on amazon and it looks like it would be adequate for the price.
Anyone have experience with this? For only $300...
I might also hold out on impressions of that JaJa iPad stylus. Currently an iPad 1 user, but if that thing is well received I would probably just get a new iPad.