Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I took the digital plunge yesterday and bought a Wacom Cintiq.
I got the Cintiq 20WSX model.
I couldn't wait to get it home, unbox it, hook it up and test it out.
I had a little issue hooking it up because I lost the adapter that came with my iMac (doh!) and then I found out my iMac didn't have the capability to support a dual monitor setup. I downloaded a patch and everything is in tip-top shape.

So I drew the drawing above on my Cintiq tonight.

Special thanks to Tom Richmond and Darrin Bell. for their advice on buying a Cintiq.

If there's enough interest, I may post a video or two of me drawing on the Cintiq and a review once I break it in.

For the record, I'm not saying I'm completely moving over to working digitally, I still love sitting at my drawing table with my paints, a fresh sheet of watercolor paper and a big ol' jar of water. I see the Cintiq as being another tool for me to draw with...I have several coffee mugs filled with brushes, pencils, pens, etc. and now I have a Cintiq sitting among them.


  1. Wow, that's a nice drawing! Can't wait to see more. Is that sucker heavy?

  2. Hi-
    OK, you have to help me out here!
    I use the same model you bought at work(I'm a storyboard artist). Finally broke down and ordered one to use at home. But I figured I'd have to buy a new mac--either a macbook pro or a mac mini+monitor, as the imac I currently have has no "DVI" port/plug in it(I have the old "sunflower" model). In fact, as far as I could tell at the Apple store today there's no option for me other than buying one of those models--NO "converters" to link the DVI-cintiq plug to the firewire/usb/etc ports on my imac or on the "less expensive" current this right or not? What's the adapter you're talking about and which model of mac do you use? Gah! I feel so tech-challenged!
    Please help!
    Thanks--and ncie drawing! I hope you love the cintiq-and post some videos soon.

  3. Would love to see a demo for sure

  4. Jenny, do you know what ports you have available for video on the back of your iMac?

    BTW--I will be posting a video soon of me using the Cintiq, now that I've been getting used to it. Thanks for your interest.