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Bamboo Pen to Intuos - worth the jump?

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ParkdaleArt Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been on a cheapo Bamboo Pen which I purchased for roughly 80USD and its been pretty great these past two years, but I'm giving the Intuos' series dreamy looks and I was wondering if it's actually worth shelling out about 380USD for one. Has anyone gone from a cheap tablet to one of the high end ones? was it worth it for you?
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I suggest the mono price 12 by 9 its only 90 dollars (pretty good for the size and 1024 pressure) and its got so many positive reviews. I do suggest buying the 10 dollar pen with it though because the one that it comes with kinda sucks.
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DarthAislin Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've had quite a few tablets, and I must say my personal favorite is actually the Bamboo Create. For the price, (150 USD) and the size ratio it's actually the best tablet I've ever owned.
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ParkdaleArt Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't aware of this one. Looks like a nicer compromise actually.
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Self-Epidemic Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My last tablet was a bamboo and that was 40, it lasted me 4 years. When I spilt water on it I could have upgraded but I didn't, I don't think the tools will improve you as an artist, they're not going to be -that- much better, and if you can't draw you're not going to draw with a better tablet.

I think if you want too, sure, but don't justify it because its "high end".
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ParkdaleArt Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah see this is what I'm worried about. The only thing going for it is maybe a bit more pressure sensitivity and more working area but damn what a price difference.
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TakemaKei Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
definitely. I have been using a bamboo pen and touch, and it started to feel really small and limited. I just got the Intuos 5 medium, and its awesome. Good size, good pen, wider selection of nibs. Definitely worth it.
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ParkdaleArt Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the take. What's up with those nibs anyway?
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TakemaKei Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
differents nibs feel differently. some are rougher, which feels more like using a chalk to write on a blackboard. There is a smooth one which i like, and there is one with a spring, which makes it feel like a real brush. These are the ones i have in mine.
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ParkdaleArt Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That actually sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for the info
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TakemaKei Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.

also the nibs worn out if u use it too much so you have to change them, if you do not know that already =) and it feels awful ><
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