What is the difference between a pen tablet and a hand-drawn tablet?

The difference between a pen tablet and a hand-drawn tablet is like a big name and a nickname, but it’s actually the same thing! Today, I will help you analyze the differences between various types of painting tools and how to choose the painting tools that suit you.

1. What is a pen tablet?

Before buying, we must first understand what it is. The tablet is also called a hand-painted tablet, a drawing tablet, etc., and it is a computer input device. The appearance looks like a board, usually equipped with a hand-painted pen. The advertiser of the tablet said: “It can make you feel like drawing with pen and paper.” The tablet supports drawing software such as Painter, Photoshop, and M-Brush. You can use it whether you are painting oil painting, watercolor or sketching.

2. What is pen display

The graphic drawing monitor, also known as the hand-drawn screen, is also a computer input and output device. The digital tablet does not have a screen. When using it, the user needs to stare at the computer screen to draw, just like we use a mouse. The pen display is visible just like we draw on paper. Everyone should pay attention when choosing.

3. Buy a pen tablet or a pen display?

Many friends will have such entanglements, so I will talk about my views here. Which industries are suitable for using hand-painted boards and hand-painted screens?

(1) Graphic designer

(2) CG original paintings and illustrations

(3) 3D modeling

Other industries include UI art, children’s picture books, web design, art training, animation design, document annotation and so on. You can see the digital tablet and the digital screen in every aspect of our lives.

4. What is a digital pen

There are usually shortcut keys on digital pens, and some even have erasers. Shortcut keys are more useful and can speed up drawing to a certain extent.

But the eraser function, some people will find it tasteless, it is much more convenient, time-saving, and clean to directly use the ctrl+z return shortcut key. But it does not rule out that some people like to feel like drawing on paper.

5. What is the meaning of hand-painted board pressure

The heavier the pen, the thicker the line and the darker the color. There are several levels of pressure sensitivity from beginner to professional: 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, 8192. The higher the number, the more sensitive the pressure sensitivity.

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