Improving Your Art Through Proper Care of Drawing Tablets

There has been a recent uprise in the world of art because many people believe that we don’t value artists as much as we do with other professions. Creating art is not easy. That’s why artists must be paid adequately for their hard work. Thankfully, many clients and employers are beginning to see this now.

If you believe in your art and you know your sketches are outstanding, you may want to keep on improving them. This article will teach you a few things about drawing tablets and how you can maximize their potentials.

Improving Your Tablet Drawing Experience

While your sketches will probably improve on their own over time and with experience, it still pays to know how you could get a head start. With that in mind, below are the best tips you could follow to improve your tablet drawing experience.

Invest in Good Software

There’s no point in having a high-end stylus and tablet if your software can’t provide what you’re looking for. If you’re going to use your drawing tablet quite often or use it for work purposes, make sure you invest in good software programs to achieve the best outputs.


Do not hesitate to outsource services if you plan to make a living out of artmaking and believe your ideas have potential. Once you’ve become an expert in tablet drawings, you may want to take it a step further and create a source of income where you can generate the big bucks. One area in digital art that’s becoming more and more popular is gaming. This may be quite difficult, but if you outsource 2D art services in video games, you might make this dream come true.

Keep Your Tablet Parallel to the Monitor

Some of us have gotten used to drawing on paper, and sometimes we position the paper at a certain angle to make it easier to draw certain lines or shapes. Unfortunately, this wouldn’t work if you’re using a tablet connected to the computer. Always keep your tablet parallel to the monitor, and your wrist or elbow should be the one to adjust when making lines.

Experiment with Nib Types

The nib is the one that touches the surface of the tablet’s screen, which means that your lines would depend on the nib you’re using. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different nib types.

Some nibs allow you to draw thinner lines, while others make thicker ones. They also provide different feels and textures. Try various nibs and work with the one you feel most comfortable with.

Use an Ergonomic Chair

Drawing on a tablet for too long can cause body pains because you’ll be staying in front of it for hours on end. While taking a break from time to time is essential, make sure that you also sit on an ergonomic chair that supports your body, especially your back, to maintain proper posture.

How to Maintain Your Drawing Tablet

Drawing tablets are already quite durable on their own. Still, not paying attention to your usage or not taking care of it properly may cause it to malfunction. Hence, below are some maintenance tips to ensure that your drawing tablet exceeds its lifespan.

Store Properly

Do not leave your tablet and stylus on your desk if you’re not using them since it may cause dust and dirt buildup. When these things stay on the surface of the screen, the pressure sensitivity might recognize it, especially if you rest your hands on top of it. What’s worse is that it may cause scratches on the screen and fail to recognize your stylus.

Make sure that you have storage for them. If you have a tablet case, you can place the tablet and stylus inside and leave them near your computer for future use.

Regularly Clean

Cleaning is also quite easy for the tablet. You can do so like how you would on your smartphone. Just make sure that you use an anti-static cloth to wipe the surface.

Do not put too much pressure on it, and make sure you don’t use detergent. If dust and dirt have accumulated on the screen’s surface and it’s rather difficult to remove, use cotton swabs instead.

Replace the Nib

The tip of the stylus, called the nib, will gradually diminish over time. This may lead to scratches or malfunctions if you keep on using it in poor condition. Try to contact or visit your stylus or tablet manufacturer to purchase replacement nibs when necessary.

Art is a universal language, and it speaks to us differently in all the forms it can take. That’s how important art is in our lives. That’s why if you want to build your future in this field, you need to understand how you can keep on improving, and one way to do that is by taking care of your drawing tablet.

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Vinh Van Lam, co-founder of ArtSHINE, is a visionary art coach and entrepreneur with a passion for fostering creativity. With a diverse background in art and business, he brings a unique perspective to empower emerging artists, enabling them to thrive in the dynamic art industry through the innovative platform of ArtSHINE.

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