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Old 12-28-2017, 08:36 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Well I think in the very newest release of the Huion it has like an integrated recharging battery, instead of one you have to change - so I think it's a little lighter, but in any case probably after a day or two getting used to it you're used to it.
Depending on weight, you don't get used to it, it just gets more irritating the longer you use it.
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Old 12-28-2017, 04:35 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Depending on weight, you don't get used to it, it just gets more irritating the longer you use it.
I just tested -- this pen is definitely heavier than a Sharpie, lighter than a "Montblanc" that *ahem* may be a genuine Montblanc, or may have fallen off the back of a Chinese truck.....
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Depending on weight, you don't get used to it, it just gets more irritating the longer you use it.
To an extent, this is going to be true of absolutely any active-functioning stylus.

I'm used to drawing with pencils; they feel very natural in my hand. I don't own a graphics tablet yet; but I've had occasion to handle many different styluses for both graphics tablets and touch screens, and there wasn't a single one of them that ever felt "right", relative to a graphite pencil, for the short time I used them. I could use them, but there was always a conspicuous weirdness - too heavy, too fat, too both. That feeling will never go away - not as long as I continue to use graphite pencils, even if I become completely proficient at using a graphics tablet and stylus.

But, the way I see it, paintbrushes don't feel the same as graphite pencils either. And different paintbrushes don't even feel like each other. I suppose you can choose to focus on how heavy or big a stylus or a particular paintbrush is and it will continue to irritate you more and more; but I think when it comes to doing actual work that kind of thing will typically fade to the background.

People seem to universally hate painting with computer mice, and try to do it as little as possible; and yet if you commit to it you can use a computer mouse often enough to become highly skilled at painting with it, like this person:

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To an extent, this is going to be true of absolutely any active-functioning stylus.

I'm used to drawing with pencils; they feel very natural in my hand. I don't own a graphics tablet yet; but I've had occasion to handle many different styluses for both graphics tablets and touch screens, and there wasn't a single one of them that ever felt "right", relative to a graphite pencil, for the short time I used them. I could use them, but there was always a conspicuous weirdness - too heavy, too fat, too both. That feeling will never go away - not as long as I continue to use graphite pencils, even if I become completely proficient at using a graphics tablet and stylus.

But, the way I see it, paintbrushes don't feel the same as graphite pencils either. And different paintbrushes don't even feel like each other. I suppose you can choose to focus on how heavy or big a stylus or a particular paintbrush is and it will continue to irritate you more and more; but I think when it comes to doing actual work that kind of thing will typically fade to the background.

People seem to universally hate painting with computer mice, and try to do it as little as possible; and yet if you commit to it you can use a computer mouse often enough to become highly skilled at painting with it, like this person:

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Best bet would be a gaming mouse with on-the-fly DPI butons.

I meant "irritating" in a long-term fatigue way, like a keyboard with buttons that are too stiff.

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In case anyone is following along here, I tried the tablet with One Note and it wouldn't write until I spotted a little button on the "Draw" top bar with an icon of a finger leaving a line. The hover text says, "draw with mouse or tablet", and clicking that button enabled the tablet to write. There might have been similar buttons on the other programs that I missed. (I'm not going back to check....)
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So Casey, I suppose you've used the tablet for a little bit by now - what do you think about it so far? Likes/dislikes?
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I only ask because I'm currently looking at exactly that tablet, the Q11K; I'm thinking I might buy it (or some tablet) within the next few weeks. The reviews are almost entirely positive, and while a Wacom might have better fit and finish I just can't justify saving up and dropping $350 to get a 6" x 4" working area, not when I'm just getting started with digital art and am not sure where I'll be going with it, or even if I'll be "going anywhere". The Q11K has a working space the size of a standard sheet of notebook paper and it's only $120.
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It's .... okay, it's not my favorite way to interact with a computer, but that's me, not the tablet. I mean, pens, paper, and I never got along that well! Give me a keyboard -- typing or piano -- and I'm much, much more fluent.

The tablet works fine .... I've even found an app called "Epic Pen" so I can add another layer of stuff to the white board or anything on the screen. The tablet just does what it does -- no muss, no fuss, no hanging or major lag. For $100 or so, it's great!
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All right well, I ordered the tablet. Really interested to see how it will work out.
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