floorse asked: Did you use screenless tablets (ie, bamboo/intuos) before your CINTIQ? What was the transition to working directly on a screen like?
I started with a INTUOS 2… Used that for 7 years until I got a CINTIQ 12WX. Wasn’t very keen on the 12WX, not enough screen real estate for a UI and drawing space. I got a 21UX immediately after moving to the US, I love it to death. The transition from drawing on paper to a pad based Wacom is difficult as you have to learn to draw on something in proportion to a screen that is a different size. That takes some practice and it generally turned off kids I taught from using one initially. Though going from a Wacom to a CINTIQ is like going backwards. Anyone can draw on a screen that emulates the experience of putting a pen to paper. I’ve tried using pad based Wacoms since the transition and I feel that I’ve pretty much lost the ability to use them!