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Drawing With My Parblo Monitor

I've always wanted a drawing monitor when I first discovered them. Now that I have my own video production company, I finally have a good excuse to get one! I've always known how they work, I just never fully experienced what it felt like to create images on your computer with a pen. I have to say, it's an amazing feeling.

I first got the monitor to accomplish my needs of creating an animation for a company in Killeen, Tx. Since that deal didn't make it very far in the business side of things, I didn't get to finish the project for them, but it did leave me with an opportunity to complete the animation anyways for my own training. I kept messing with the program and using the tablet and I was able to familiarize myself with the pen's functions in various programs and what it was able to do. Granted, it isn't the same as buying a $3000 drawing tablet and having the super nice, multi-function pen that it comes with, but it's what I needed for now so I was happy.

Since I've had it, I've been able to create a wide variety of things. From simple title artwork like you see in the picture above to full blown animated shorts like I had described earlier, this Parblo Coast10 is great for me since I'm just starting to use these drawing monitors. If you are just starting out with these, this is definitely the monitor you want to use. They have an upgraded version of what I have called the Parblo Coast22 which is a 21.5" monitor. Eventually, I'll upgrade to the bigger size when I feel like spending $569 for it.

All in all, I'm super satisfied with what I got. I didn't realize how much fun I would have using this and how much I could create with it. I know, I could create the same thing with my mouse, but it gives you a different feeling knowing that you created it in this way instead of just a mouse. Although, I wouldn't ever use it in After Effects or Premiere. That just seems like it would be a hassle since I've already customized all the shortcuts to my specifications.

If you're in the market for a drawing monitor like this, I would highly recommend Parblo. Easy to work with without spending a ton of money.



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