Design & user friendlinessI love the design, because it's simple and elegant. Just wanted to have said that.
The mechanism to tilt the screen is very easy to use.
The pen feels great. The cover to hold it doesn't enclose the buttons entirely, because it's too loose.
The supersmooth glass surface is actually very nice, compared to the texture of my Graphire 3.
PixelsThis is my main gripe with the screen, and one I was only really able to see now that I'm looking at smart phones, that tend to have very sharp screens with high pixel density (with the obvious caveat that a monitor screen =/= a smart phone screen).
I can see the edges between pixels. This can be uncomfortable, especially if I'm working on some details and stare at the pixels for a while. This is the one thing I would like to see fixed in new Yiynova iterations, although I understand it might drive up cost. It's just that my main monitor, a Samsung, barely has these edges and is more pleasing to the eye.
BrightnessCheck this image: i.imgur.com/d2qhjvl.jpg
On the right is the image I uploaded. On the left is the image as I worked on it. This has happened to any sketch or painting: the screen is very bright, which means I work darker than is best for the image. The extra step of adjusting levels isn't much of a big deal, it's a usual step in the process anyway. However, I'm always surprised to see how dark my images are on my main screen compared to on my Yiynova. Just something I wanted to point out.
Proper calibration would probably solve this, just haven't really come around to it yet.
Pressure sensitivitySo the sensitivity curve was slightly different compared to my previous Graphire. I got used to it very quickly, though, and having to press less hard for the same stroke is pleasant.
The biggest issue to work with, is the jittery lines when working very zoomed out. For line art, zoom in. It's something I have had to apply in my work flow, but it wasn't a big issue.
FunI paint so much more often than I used to . It's so much easier to think through my paintings. I can focus much better. The best is when I can have a stream open on my main screen and draw on the other .
- Improve pixels so there be no borders around them, yarr.
- Calibrate it (and don't be lazy like me).
- Improve jitteryness of lines while zoomed out.