It's partly why folk go to art school. Sure you could pick up a brush and paint but there's nothing like diving in and doing. Also with a little helpful advice. Since you have never used such before you can't know if this tool is going to be what you like. So price is the best decision maker here. That way you can see if it's the tool you dreamed of and as far as size or other features go, it won't matter when you select your next device.
I am a student who has just started Year 11, and I am taking graphic design. I really enjoy the class, and I am looking to see if I could/should/would buy a graphics tablet. I want to buy one, but I am wondering if they are really worth it. I have a pretty low-ish budget (I don't really want to go over the $250 mark if I dont ABSOLUTELY have to), and I have been looking at:
- Wacom Bamboo's (the ones with touch capability, preferably medium sized - 27cmx14cm active area, programmable buttons) priced from $120 (for a small bamboo create) all the way up to $240 (for a medium bamboo create)
-Wacom Intuos5's - $240 for a small, $350 for a medium
First off, my parents dont really want me spending as much as $350 for something that I am not positive I will continually use (I myself dont know if I will get used to it/enjoy using it). I dont have much money that I have available to spend, as I am saving for a car.
I plan on using it sometimes (not every day), for graphic design class, and just having fun drawing my own creations. I do have graphic design class 4 out of 5 days of college, but I may only bring it if I bring my laptop; I cant install the drivers on school computers. If I can bring my computer to college, then I will be using the tablet 4 out of 5 days, maybe more over the weekend for homework/leisure.
So here's my question(s) (FINALLY):
Is it worth spending the extra money for a medium sized tablet? Should I try with a bamboo (small or medium?) first, and see if I like it, and I do like it, go for an intuos? Or should I go straight for an intuos5? If I do, would the small be big enough for me? Would I need to invest in a medium for it to be worth it? Is it worth getting a graphics tablet at ALL?
Please, please, PLEASE be honest; I dont want to waste my hard earned money!
Thanks SO much for your opinions,