Wacom Bamboo Sketch Review

When it comes to digital painting I’m truly spoilt because I get to use a Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 each day. With over 8,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, many people do wonder if you can even tell the difference between this, and a device with a fraction of those levels. I can confirm that you can, especially when you shade the way I do. I rely on [...]

By |June 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wacom Intuos Review

I remember when I started working in this industry. The thought of being able to use any sort of creative tablet felt like a distant dream, something way out of my reach. Back then they were expensive and could be quite large and heavy so were reserved for the top artists with a more flexible budget. These days it seems that longing has progressed to the interactive [...]

By |February 26th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Wacom Bamboo Fineline 3 Review

I love the idea of being out of the office, maybe traveling or just waiting for a bus, and being able to get out my phone and do some sketching or even continue working on a painting. I know I could take a sketchbook out with me, and I have in the past, but sometimes you want the added benefits which come with a painting application. When [...]

By |January 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Marsno Earphones Review

I’m now in my forties and throughout my life I’ve had countless headphones. I remember being in the back of the car as my parents drove me and my brothers to the coast for our annual holiday. Walkman in my lap and a pair of flimsy headphones with foam padding clamped around my head. These days we are spoilt with the variety on offer, and those inclined can spend [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Surface Studio Review

When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio back in October 2016, like most people, I was impressed with how it looked. The idea of having a single desktop device which could do everything sounded perfect. It had a computer built into the base, a gorgeous, large screen and what’s more, the screen could be lowered to become an artists graphics tablet. No need to buy each piece separately or find [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Meko Stylus Review

I’ve tried to paint on my phone with my finger, but it just doesn’t work for me. I need to feel like there is something in my hand, an implement that I use to create the paint strokes and sketches. On top of this I find the experience uncomfortable and after a session of dragging my finger across the screen the friction begins to take its toll. On top [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Jison Leather Cases

Phone and tablet cases are now as common as bread and milk. Everyone has one in some shape or form and more are being released each day. We all have a desire to protect our investments while also personalising them in our own way, so how do you decide which case is the right one for you? The answer isn’t easy, picking a case is like choosing a pair [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Wacom Stand Review

When the MobileStudio Pro was released it wasn’t just the name which was changed to move it away from the Cintiq Companion range. This time around Wacom decided not to include the extras which were bundled with the earlier devices, so this time you didn’t get a stand or slick carry case. If I’m honest I never liked the Companion stands. They were large, bulky, clumsy and [...]

By |February 19th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Pro Pen 3D Review

When it comes to drawing, painting or sculpting digitally the pen you use is just as important as the device you are working on. Just like any input device it must be comfortable as well as functional but most importantly it needs to feel “right”. That’s quite a general statement but until you touch the tip to the screen you don’t know if that pen in your [...]

By |January 24th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

MobileStudio Pro 16 Review

It’s no secret that Wacom’s foray into the mobile market has been a patchy one. Throughout the Cintiq Companions four-year lifespan we have seen many iterations, including an Android based system, as they test the market and tweak the design to hit that sweet spot of functionality and mobility. Unfortunately, although good devices, they have been marred by issues of weight, battery life and noise. Not to mention a [...]