Wishes do come true!
Finances came around around and I went ahead with one of the dreams I’ve had for quite a while now.
A Wacom Cintiq 27HD.
Before splurging on one, I tried one out (specifically, the 24HD) and fell in love with the feel of it. I could already see the difference working on a Cintiq would make compared to my Intuos 3. It feels much more natural, for me, to be “working on” what I’m seeing rather than rely on staring at a screen while my hand works elsewhere.
The sheer size of it did introduce a new problem for me, as I’m used to having my left hand on a keyboard and the right holds the pen. Well, as you can see in the picture, for this version they included a little “remote” that can be snapped (it has a magnet in the back) to the side of the monitor and moved around, or taken off the tablet and placed on the table or your lap, as you wish. This remote holds programmable buttons that will make life easier when painting.
I’ve been doodling, drawing, painting and trying to figure out the best position to work in. I’m grateful I also invested in the ergonomic stand for this model, as I can move it around as I wish. Previously I thought an Ergotron arm could prove a solution, but in the store where I bought this Cintiq I was told those things tend to be wobbly. Which, seeing the massive size and knowing just how heavy this screen is, doesn’t surprise me. Props to the good service of tablet4u.nl! I really recommend popping by their showroom in Doetinchem if you’re looking to purchase any Wacom model, because they pretty much have it all for you to try out, not only the more expensive models but also Bamboos and Intuoses (Intuos’? Intuoses? Uhh. I have no idea.).
There are no words to describe how excited I am to be working on my spaceship designs now. Digitally, straight on screen – call me hooked!
Block C proceeds onwards like an oncoming train. The workload combined with my wedding preparations is a bit of a challenge, but I’m enjoying both, so it’ll all work out somehow. Now to get me a cup of tea and continue on my assignments!