What tools should you get to make digital art?
A friend asked me this question recently, and I realized that many people might be in the dark on this stuff. So this will save you some time!
Free art program – Paint Tool Sai
You need an input device. A mouse and keyboard wont cut it for digital art. For that, you need a Wacom.
Tablets – Wacom
The Bamboo model is the most affordable, and offers slightly less features, but is great for a beginner. You only need the medium or small size model.
The Intuos is the high grade professional tablet. Plugs in with USB and has more pressure sensitivity, and portability than the displays.
The Cintiq is the screen that you actually draw on… and… it’s… awesome. But it’s also 2500 dollars. So… this is a luxury item that you buy after you’re a pro, and making bank.
In all cases, you can find older models for much cheaper. If you want to fix something, at a minimum get an older intuos, and fix it. I think you can find broken ones for dirt cheap on ebay, or used ones for 150-200 or so.
DONT BUY a tablet that ISN’T made by Wacom! Trust me… they are all junky and some wont work after a period of time. Other makers are cheap and also worthless.