Want to learn Clip Studio Paint and improve your art? Get a free course plus 5 Mi Coin! JOIN NOW

Digital Art Toolkit

Digital Art Toolkit

My favorite tools to create digital art. Recommended!

When I first started out on my painting adventure, I had no idea what I was doing in terms of art supplies and so on… I thought that it would be better if I had a list of the art instruments that had been chosen for me. So now we arrive at this part! This section is intended to assist you in locating your preferred drawing tools. I’ll choose only the products/software that I had a good experience with and found helpful, so no fluff here!

* Some links are affiliates. You can support me by buying through these links and I will get a little bit of commission.

Pen Tablets

This pen tablet type has the most affordable price and is suitable for beginner to intermediate level users. Despite the lower price, you still need to connect these tablets to the computer to draw. So you need to pay more for a proper computer or laptop if you don’t own one yet.

Wacom Intuos

This type is ideal for use as a beginner’s tool since it is less expensive and has a high enough pen pressure sensitivity of 4,096. (I used to use an earlier model with approximately 1,000-2,000 sensitivity and can say that 4,096 is more than enough.) By the way, the tablet’s size is a little small, therefore it might not be suitable for sketching on a large screen display. In any case, it may be plugged in and used to draw on the screen of a smartphone.

Wacom Intuos Pro

I used to use this type, although with an older model, for around 5-6 years and it worked perfectly for me. (As an aside, I’m now using a Wacom Cintiq 16.) This model features 8,192 pen pressure levels, which is twice the sensitivity of the standard Intuos model and allows you to draw a considerably smoother line. I’m a big admirer of Wacom since their pen pressure is very clever! To be honest, I had tried other tablet brands and was dissatisfied. The drawing surface on the Intuos Pro is significantly bigger than on the standard Intuos. If you’ve just begun learning digital art and are looking for a moderate product that will serve you well in the long run, this is it!

Pen Display Tablets

This type is similar to the normal pen tablets that you need to plug into the computer, but the difference is that it has a screen on itself and you can directly draw on the pad. The pro is that you are able to draw on a large screen, but it’s quite pricey.

Wacom Intuos

This type is ideal for use as a beginner’s tool since it is less expensive and has a high enough pen pressure sensitivity of 4,096. (I used to use an earlier model with approximately 1,000-2,000 sensitivity and can say that 4,096 is more than enough.) By the way, the tablet’s size is a little small, therefore it might not be suitable for sketching on a large screen display. In any case, it may be plugged in and used to draw on the screen of a smartphone.