About a year ago I decided that, although I am not a professional artist, I was ready to take the next step and purchase a graphics tablet. But as graphics tablets are a rather expensive treat (especially in a time of recession) I decided to spend a year saving for it. I therefore had a looooong time to do my research.
To all those who are trawling sites and forums sifting every single dreg of information they possibly can:
I have been there, I have done that, and I have got the T-shirt, or rather, in this case, the graphics tablet.
My first problem was that I didn’t know anyone who had a graphics tablet so I didn’t really know where to start. So after reading countless recommendations for “first tablet” “tablet for beginners” “tablets for amateur artists” etc. I found that overall the Wacom Bamboo series had the most recommendations.
But here I encountered my first problem. I found that the highest number of recommendations within the Wacom Bamboo series went to the Bamboo Create, the Bamboo Capture, the Bamboo Pen and Touch, and the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch (small and medium versions).
But nowhere could I find any people who reviewed the Bamboo Create AND the Bamboo Fun Pen and Touch!!
It seems silly that I did not make the obvious connection at the time, which is, of course, they are the same graphics tablet!!! Yes, it’s true. The bundled software may be different but the tablet and its features are the same. Continue reading