What is the opinion of Reddit about the
VEIKK A15 Graphics Drawing Tablet 10×6 Inch Digital Drawing Tablet with 8192 Levels Battery-Free Pen and 12 Hot Keys, Support Win/Mac/Linux/Android OS,Graphics Tablet for Painting & Online Teaching?

A total of 6 reviews of this product on Reddit.

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9th Mar 2021

Limited-time deal: Graphics Drawing Tablet VEIKK A15 10×6 Inch Drawing Digital Pen Tablet with Battery-Free Passive Stylus and 12 Shortcut Keys,20 Nibs and 1 Artist Glove (8192 Levels Pressure) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07NYQDZZL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_ADT5FHS2CC7TZFN2HQE6?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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29th Sep 2020

I used to use a Veikk tablet for a good while: https://www.amazon.com/Drawing-VEIKK-Graphic-Battery-Free-Shortcut/dp/B07NYQDZZL

Now I use a Huion Kamvas GT something. It’s what artists use to draw stuff.

I write on a PDF annotator, and use Zoom for calling. My students just use the Zoom annotate function, which doesn’t stick to the PDF annotator, but I trace over what they write with their on the cases where they write stuff.

Or you can ask a private student to also get a Veikk tablet.

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10th Feb 2021

>I don’t have any background in art and I don’t know how to draw. I’m looking at an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil with the Procreate software, and the Pixaki software, to assist me with learning and getting used to digital art creation.

Personally, $ wise, I wouldn’t recommend that path. You’re going to spend hundreds of dollars (potentially more than $1000) on something you’ve never done before? That’s just not a good plan no matter how you slice it IMO.

I also have never enjoyed having to transfer my assets between multiple devices, it’s a huge pain – especially when I realize, oops, I messed it up and now have to transfer it again, and back again . . . Ugh.

I’m no professional – but a professional close to me has enjoyed this tablet as well – the Veikk A15. I got it when it was on sale late last year. and it has served me just fine, it’s not the most flashy thing and it kind of is unnerving that I can bend it with my hands but . . . It only cost me like $50, for everything I needed (except a program).

It comes with:

  • The drawing tablet (must be connected to a computer)

  • Pen

  • Tons of extra nibs (and I haven’t even used up a single one so far, even after months of heavy use)

  • Glove

It’s more expensive now, but goes on sale frequently for a bit more than I paid, there may be better options but it’s the only one I can really recommend since it’s the only one I’ve ever owned.

You can set yourself alerts through “Honey” to look out for sales, or use sites like Camelcamelcamel to just look at price history charts to see how frequent sales are and how low they go.

Anyway, the main downside of my tablet is that you connect it to a computer and look at the computer, there’s no display on the tablet. However, you have ctrl+z and your hand/eye coordination adjusts pretty quick, I find.

The program I got, which I’d also recommend, is Clip Studio Paint Pro. Again, the professional close to me finds it to be quite suitable and not a perfect replacement for Adobe Photoshop, but it’s almost as good.

Here’s their site. You can get a free trial for 30 days, once again I’d probably recommend looking for it on sale – it goes like half off pretty frequently.

Altogether I think I paid like $80-$100 CAD for everything after taxes, after everything. That’s less than the cost of the apple pen – just the pen!

And even before buying a tablet, and a good program, especially for pixel art – it’s totally fine to just try it out in paint and such with a mouse. Pixel art, on a very small scale, can actually be quite hard to do with a pen+tablet.

You can try out pixel art with mouse+paint, and stuff you’d use a pen+tablet for? Pencil+paper. Just for practice. Just to dip your toe.

Anyway, as for learning . . .

The first step is different for everyone. Just start learning stuff. I picked up some really basic stuff for trying to draw characters off YouTube – there’s so, so, so many good people out there. Personally I liked Marc Brunet – he’s a bit silly, I just liked his energy. This video in particular helped a lot. I watched it many times, applied the concepts a lot, and got something I was reasonably happy with after a lot of work and practice.

Of course, you don’t have to start with faces – you could start with anything. Just take in information, practice, and break things down. If you can’t do a face, do a nice jaw. If you can’t do a nice jaw, try to do one line in that jaw. Just keep trying to do things until you can do them.

If you use physical media, make sure you’ve got a decent eraser, and don’t be afraid to just fill a page with failed attempts and practice.

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5th Aug 2020

I use Zoom and screen share. For writing I used to use pdf annotator ( https://www.pdfannotator.com/en/ ) (About $65) and write on with a veikk pen tablet ( https://www.amazon.com/Drawing-VEIKK-Graphic-Battery-Free-Shortcut/dp/B07NYQDZZL) (about $70) (there might be bigger and better ones.

Now, I use a huion kamvas gt-191 v2 drawing pen monitor, where you can take a pen and draw on a screen, that some artists use. It’s much more a big investment though ($450+) but I think you can get a smaller screen size for a lot cheaper.

PDF annotator obviously lets me save what I write.

Zoom lets me record the meetings should I feel the need to.

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18th May 2020

I use a Viekk A15 that I found on Amazon. Here’s a link to it.

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24th Nov 2019

I think a drawing tablet might be the closest thing to what you’re looking for.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07NYQDZZL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_NrQ2Db0DNT10A