View Full Version : Intuos Draw - good for practicing figure/anatomy?

12-30-2015, 09:45 PM
I'm currently learning figure drawing, portrait drawing, and anatomy.

Although, primarily I will be focusing on traditional charcoal drawing on a larger canvas... I'm now contemplating on whether or not I should invest in a tablet just so that I can practice doing tons of gesture drawings.

The benefit is that with a tablet, I wont waste any paper, especially because I'm new at this and everything will be quite bad on paper. lol So I figured a tablet would a good way to just draw without having to worry about wasting paper so quickly.

On top of that, it seems like a good way to practice facial abstraction, because I can just find a picture reference of a face or a body, and essentially draw on top of it for practicing drawing the right anatomy over the body. (traditionally, you would have to get a large reference picture, put it on your drawing board and then draw over it with a tracing paper as practice.) like so:




Is Intuos Draw too small though? does it have the right tools or convenience that's crucial when drawing with a tablet? compared to Intuos 5, pro, etc?

or what are some other options to choose from?

01-03-2016, 12:25 AM
I've always used the smaller tablets. I just find it easier to use and since space is always at a premium on my desk, it works best for me.
I've also always found it easy to work on a tablet. Some people prefer a cintque, where you are drawing directly on a monitor, but those are considerably more expensive. if that is your preference, an iPad or tablet and stylus might work better for you.

01-04-2016, 04:34 PM
I used to have a med Intuos and found for me that was fine. What I use now is a cintiq but also I have found the ipad unbelievably handy. I have the new IPAD pro and pencil also and again, fantastic. Even with my old Ipad I use to take it every where and still do. That way I wind up sketch and playing when I am waiting. I found myself using the ipad now instead of a sketch pad because of convenience and also for what ever reason , I feel freer to play. Good luck! But the most important part is to have FUN!