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You've probably heard the phrase, "the best camera is the one you have with you." Well, the same goes for drawing tablets. If you're looking to get started in digital art but don't have room on your desk, here are a few tips to help you create an ergonomic workspace that works!
When choosing a tablet, it's essential to know the different types. There are two main types of tablets:
Medium-Size Pen Tablet
Small-Size Pen Tablet
As with any purchase, you'll want to consider how much space you have available and how much money you want or can spend before deciding what kind of tablet will be best for your needs.
Set up your desk so that you can sit comfortably.
Place the drawing tablet on the desk and ensure it is within reach of your hand. Most artists do not place the tablet right in front of the computer but place it to the left or right, so the flow of your arm is more comfortable.
Consider if you want to place a keyboard next to the drawing tablet for easy access.
Consider the size of your workspace. It's essential to measure how much space you have before buying the Medium or Small Tablet. Even if you're working with limited space, there are solutions for drawing on a tablet without much desk space.
Consider the size of your monitor. If using a laptop on the go, a portable drawing tablet has a fantastic smaller economy of motion that matches the size of the screen. Less movement is involved in controlling brush strokes.
The phrase "working from home" does not mean working from home. Coffee shops, airports, and many more locations we now work in shows us we need to be creative on the go. The Xencelabs Pen Tablet Small is compact and portable but has all of the features and pressure sensitivity as the Medium Tablet, just in a smaller size.
Wireless connectivity is essential for working with a tablet. (Believe me, it is crucial.) We all want to be able to open our laptops and connect to a Pen Tablet and go. No lag, interference or problems are needed. The Xencelabs products come with a Dongle that is peer-to-peer and Bluetooth 5, so there is no lag or interference from other Bluetooth devices around you. Open your laptop, connect the dongle and effectively start working…how it is meant to be! No cables are needed to work, just to recharge the device for the next day of work.
Weighing these factors against each other might give us an idea about which option will work best for us, depending on our needs.
Drawing tablets are great for artists, illustrators, photographers, video editors, students, teachers, and so many more people who want to improve their craft and expand their creativity. They can easily be used at home, in a studio or even outdoors. While they might take up some space on your desk, there are two different sizes available from Xencelabs to suit various needs. It's also essential to make sure that any workspace you create is comfortable enough so that you can work effectively without straining yourself too much!
Check out the Xencelabs range of products and let us know which one works best for you.
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