Saturday, 01 October 2011 20:07

Cintiq 24HD Review by Fred Lang

Okay, some hands-on thoughts on the new Cintiq 24HD!

First off, here's my studio set up, which might help you visualize my working conditions a bit.

The 24HD's ability to lean over the edge of my drafting table has been the most unexpected surprise in my experience with it. It's by far the most comfortable drawing experience I've ever had. It sits just where my body needs it, allowing me to really enjoy sitting and illustrating for much, much longer than I could with the Intuos or the Cintiq 21UX. You see, I'm a "leaner" when I draw. I don't sit back like they show in the Wacom publicity stills--I really get up there on the board and hover over it. This is probably due to the fact that I spent most of my youth drawing in classes where I was supposed to be doing something else, thus making the "hunch over" my natural position on the board. The 24HD really alleviates the pain of the "hunch" by providing me with a much better platform on which to draw, which allows me to feel natural while not looking like Gollum while at the board.