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Wacom Intuos sizes
« on: October 18, 2011, 05:44:30 pm »
A while back I got a wacom bamboo from best buy. Bar none probably one of the coolest peripherals I've ever used. It was awesome to draw on and let me make teh arts without making teh mess. Since then the active drawing space of the tablet has gotten a little cumbersome; making it a little harder to draw straight lines when inking (i like to use my whole arm) and the thing's starting to show some wear and tear, especially on the drawing surface, since I didn't know really how to take care of it at first, and because I'm naturally heavy handed (which i'm working on X3) there are deep scratches in the plastic.

As of late I haven't been drawing simply because i've been too busy but some stuff is starting to clear up and i'd like to get back into it again. I'm thinking about giving my poor little bamboo a break for a while and upgrading to one of the high end intuos models. I don't want to get the small since it's basically the same size as the bamboo, but the large seems a little too pricey, and not as available. I'd like to purchase one in a brick and mortar store.
So i'm leaning towards the medium.
I'd just like to hear some thoughts from people who've experienced the difference between the bamboo and intuos 4 models.

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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 05:56:16 pm »
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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 06:00:47 pm »
Moved to Artwork Techniques forum as the topic seems better suited here. ;)

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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 08:09:32 pm »
If your going for a larger pad I would suggest buying one
from a outfit that will let you get it on trial.

I haven't used anything but wacom for the last 10 years. Last
one I got was the low end bamboo, as you said it works fine if
you like a small pad as I do.
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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 12:51:11 am »
I have the medium size--the large was a bit too much, and the small didn't feel big enough. 

I absolutely love it.  It allows for full arm movement without taking up too much space on my desk.  The pen feels good to hold and gives you a full range of pressure sensitivity, and it comes with a nice selection of replacement nibs that are stored in the pen holder.  The hot keys are a nice touch, though I shut mine off because I kept hitting the zoom feature with my forearm.    :D

All in all if you are planning on doing some serious work artwork, I highly recommend it.  But remember it is a major investment, so if it's just for hobby usage I'd say get one of the bigger Bamboo tablets that are now offered and save yourself some cash.
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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011, 12:56:02 am »
I can't really comment on comparing different models and such because I've really only used the 8x6 Wacom Intuos. I have the Intuos 3, but I've used the 1 and 2 while in college (all 8x6). I really like those.

You mentioned "using your whole arm", and I'm not quite sure what you mean by that. But I have heard of a friend of a friend (so take it for what you will) that likes to use their whole arm to make big sweeping motions while drawing. And so they purchased as big of a tablet as they could get. I personally think that's overkill.  And while I've never used one of those really large ones, I think I prefer the 8x6 size because it gives me plenty of drawing room while at the same time it fits into most laptop bags wonderfully. Basically, if you are comfortable drawing on a 8x6 pad of paper, then that's probably a fine size to get.

Also, I should mention that if you are a student, you may be able to get one at a discount. That's how I got mine.

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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011, 11:28:31 pm »
I have the medium size--the large was a bit too much, and the small didn't feel big enough. 

I absolutely love it.  It allows for full arm movement without taking up too much space on my desk.  The pen feels good to hold and gives you a full range of pressure sensitivity, and it comes with a nice selection of replacement nibs that are stored in the pen holder.  The hot keys are a nice touch, though I shut mine off because I kept hitting the zoom feature with my forearm.    :D

All in all if you are planning on doing some serious work artwork, I highly recommend it.  But remember it is a major investment, so if it's just for hobby usage I'd say get one of the bigger Bamboo tablets that are now offered and save yourself some cash.

That's what i was thinking. I do have a rather large desk, but after i got out the tape measure and fit the dimentions into the place i was gonna put it, the large just seemed a little too snug a fit. I'd still like room to put other stuff.

No kidding it's an investment  :D $350+ isn't chump change
but from what i've heard, it's worth it for the extra features. Plus that fit and finish that wacom puts into their professional products.
I plan on using it a bunch (:
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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2011, 12:23:33 am »
Thinking about a medium myself.

Small is too small.
Big is too big.

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Re: Wacom Intuos sizes
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2011, 12:50:53 pm »
Just got the medium and it's perfect  :)
It's big enough to be comfortable, but not as huge as the large, and not as pricey.
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