The well-established drawing tablet maker, Huion, recently launched a new pen tablet and keyboard combo, called the Inspiron KeyDial K200. With its innovative design, it is made for artists who are not particularly attracted to pen displays and don’t want to shell out extra money for a shortcut remote.
It might seem unrelated to digital documentation, but digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to draw your attention to a device that has an impact not on your epigraphic product but on the way it is created.
Adonit’s Note-M iPad stylus arrives with built in mouse functions, teaching you a trick or two about multitaskingWritten by Krisztián Vértes
Until a couple of days ago I had rather conflicting feelings about Adonit’s latest iPad stylus, the appropriately named Note-M. The “M” moniker is supposed to stand for mouse, and indeed, the novelty here is the combining of a computer mouse with an iPad stylus.
Move over PaperLike, the new Moshi iVisor provides a matte drawing surface for the iPad with the promise of reusability and easy applicationWritten by Krisztián Vértes
One of the cornerstones of tablet usability in epigraphic work (or in any drawing-related activity, for that matter ) is how well we get accustomed to using a stylus on glass surfaces. If you’ve ever traced a pattern on a light table or by holding it against a window glass, you already know how alien glass can be in comparison with traditional media.
With the just released Wacom One, digitalEPIGRAPHY revisits and compares Wacom's budget options to see if the new Cintiqs can be competitive enough in the well-established low-cost drawing display market.
Either drawing in the field at the monuments or inking in the studio, creating steady lines and smooth curves requires a large drawing surface with lots of elbow room.
Although Apple’s new iPad Air might look familiar for those who remember the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from two years ago, it is a brand-new mid-tier tablet between the entry-level iPad and the high-end Pro models.
FRTMA Apple Pencil (Second Generation) Silicone Case Sleeve and Silicon Case Anti-Slip Holder Grip with Nib Cover Accessories KitWritten by Krisztián Vértes
The new Apple Pencil must be protected in case it's accidentally dropped to the ground, and now FRTMA released 2 different silicon sleeves to safeguard your brand-new stylus.
Wacom’s new Cintiq Pro tablets are great drawing displays, but they don’t provide a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to finding the right drawing position.
Photoshop CC (2019) - Where to buy and what to know about Adobe's photo, image, and design editing softwareWritten by Krisztián Vértes
Adobe Photoshop CC is a photo, image, and design editing software built for professional designers, photographers, and artists. It is now part of the Adobe Creative Cloud service...
Although we at digitalEPIGRAPHY are committed to the software that works best for our field and studio drawing needs, there are instances when one needs to experiment with alternatives.
The best budget Wacom drawing display alternatives for digital artists Part 2 – XP-Pen Artist Display SeriesWritten by Krisztián Vértes
In the second part of introducing budget-friendly artist displays, digitalEPIGRAPHY would like to draw your attention towards yet another emerging company that was founded in Japan in 2005, called XP-Pen.
Budget Wacom drawing display alternatives for digital artists Part 1 – Huion Kamvas Pro tablet monitorsWritten by Krisztián Vértes
When it comes to buying a drawing tablet for all your studio and/or field documentation elated work, there are a lot of standpoints to consider, such as size, accuracy, pressure sensitivity, efficiency and, last but not least, cost effectiveness.
A lot of digital artists have the problem that after a while of using a Wacom tablet, the surface warms up and their hands start "sticking" to the drawing display, making the glass surface less than ideal for that smooth brushstroke they were about to draw.
The micro-granular dust that’s in the air is potentially the biggest hazard when working in the field with our precious digital tools. Obviously, your iPad needs protection when tucked away in your bag while carried to and from the monument...
iPad Pro 10 Inch (2017) - Can last year's star stay relevant with the new iPad Pros just being released?Written by Krisztián Vértes
With the new iPad Pros just landing in Apple Stores all over the world, it is probably a good time to revisit last year’s most capable tablet for those who consider investing into a powerful drawing device, but are on the more budget-conscious side of the spectrum.
The Apple Pencil is a fantastic accessory for the iPad Pro, but it’s slippery and always rolls all over the place. This unexpensive Apple Pencil sleeve is here to save the day. The FRTMA sleeve is a silicone holder and grip for Apple Pencil having strong magnets embedded into its side.
The Logitech Craft has a clean look and includes a “creative input dial” right above its escape key, it’s designed to augment software like Photoshop, Illustrator and Office. While many keyboards in the past have had volume control wheels, the Craft’s dial is a customizable and intuitive input mechanism for various applications and uses.
Procreate is a multi-award winning painting app designed for creative professionals. Made exclusively for iPad, Procreate allows you to create beautiful sketches, inspiring paintings, and stunning illustrations wherever you are.
Hej Stylus! V3 is the first global pen stabilizer application for mac. It’s capable of smoothing out position, pressure, tilt and rotational values. It also maps pressure and stabilizes line drawing with the ruler tool.
Delux's Designer Keyboard is a useful tool to eliminate the need of memorizing all the shortcut keys a digital artist needs to use every day, and helps minimizing the time one spends with repetitive tasks when working with Photoshop etc. This is the perfect product that is specifically made for designers to help increase their work efficiancy.
The iPad, just like the Wacom Companion, consists mostly of screen surface, with almost no bezel to get a grip on. For this reason, the obvious ﬁrst step in customizing the hardware is, again, getting a larger drawing board into which, the device can be inserted, and which also serves as a protective case while creating a larger surface for the artist's hands.
Existing iPad stands are designed for smaller iPads, mainly for consumption. With iPad Pro, they are flimsy, lack adjustment, and annoying to use. Elevation Lab's solution offers something like a traditional drafters table - sturdy, solid and comfortable stand to use all-day.
An accessory that should be considered for anybody using Wacom’s solutions, whether in the ﬁeld or in the studio. This little wireless device provides a set of seventeen customizable buttons and a touch ring to allow the artist achieving instant one-touch access to timesaving shortcuts.
Logitech Crayon is a versatile, pixel-precise digital pencil, designed specifically for iPad 6th generation and its large Multi-Touch Retina display, that brings another dimension to learning and opens up new avenues of creativity for any digital artist on a budget.