When choosing to buy a drawing tablet for yourself it’s helpful to check what the pros use. This can give you a good idea which drawing tablets are worth buying as many of these are usually extensively tried and tested.
However, It can be exhausting to try and find out which drawing tablet every professional in the industry uses so I compiled a list of the most popular content creators and the tablets they use.
From my research, I found out that the most common drawing tablet that most professionals use is the Wacom Cintiq 22, which is a full HD display tablet. It is an expensive tablet costing around $1000+ due to its high-performance and limitless capabilities.
I also noticed that many, if not all, digital artists use a budget drawing tablet when starting out such as the Huion inspiroy or Wacom Intuos and later switched to a much more expensive drawing tablet once their career took off. When you are first starting you don’t need an expensive drawing tablet and can get the job done with a cheap one instead.
What Tablet Do Professional Content Creators use?
Below are some popular content creators and a description of the drawing tablets they use.
|TheOdd1sOut||Wacom Cintiq 22HD|
|Jaiden Animations||Wacom Cintiq 22HD|
|Moriah Elizabeth||iPad Pro|
|Meatcanyon||Wacom Cintiq 22HD|
|Drawfee||Wacom Cintiq 22HD|
|39Daph||Wacom Intuos Pro Medium|
|Domics||Wacom Cintiq 13, Cintiq Pro 16, and Mobile Studio Pro 13|
TheOdd1sOut is a storytime YouTuber who animates his experiences in a pretty funny way. James, the person behind Odd1sOut, created a tutorial 3 years back where he detailed all the stuff he uses including drawing software, gear, and drawing tablet.
The drawing tablet that the Odd1sOut used was the Yiynova MVP22U(V3) tablet monitor which is pretty rare nowadays. The drawing tablet that he uses now is the Wacom Cintiq 22HD which is an exceptional drawing tablet for professional work.
If you want to know more about the Wacom Cintiq 22HD drawing tablet you can check it out on Amazon.
Jaiden Animations has been in the YouTube game as a storytime animator since 2014 and has improved a lot since she first started out.
Lily Ki or Lilypichu is a highly talented individual combining her music, art, and animation skills together. She has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and was also one of the most watched female Twitch streamers in 2020.
Lilypichu uses a 12.9 inch iPad Pro with Procreate drawing software. She did however used to use a GAOMON M10K2018 drawing tablet saying that she didn’t care much about the brand and just wanted a cheap one from Amazon.
Jazza is everyone’s favorite artist on YouTube whether that is for his highly versatile skillset or his charming personality. Jazza has been creating drawing-related videos on YouTube since 2012 and has gained a lot of popularity since then. Which makes sense why people want to know which tablet Jazza uses for all his creative ideas.
On his website, Jazza Studios, he tells us that he uses a Wacom 24 HD which is a high end LCD tablet for professional use. He further adds that for beginners and people on a budget he would recommend the Wacom Intuos, Intuos Pro or Bamboo pen tablet.
Moriah Elizabeth is a hugely popular YouTuber with over 7 million subscribers and creates art videos. Most of her videos are regarding squishies, paintings, and drawings.
Moriah doesn’t use a drawing tablet most of the time however, in some of her videos she is seen using an iPad Pro with Procreate drawing software.
Meatcanyon is a YouTuber who creates some… surprisingly disturbing animations. He is a great artist and animator whose animations usually consist of parodies, shorts, horror stories, and some original series.
He uses a Wacom Cintiq 22HD digital drawing tablet for his work. He even shared this image on his twitter, when his tablet broke.
I’m handling the death of my cintiq appropriately pic.twitter.com/8cOLG7WEot— Papa Meat (@meatcanyon) July 10, 2021
Unfortunately, I have no idea what drawing tablet Emirichu uses as I personally haven’t seen her mentioning it. However, in one of her videos she had reviewed the Huion Kamvas GT-221 Pro and recommends it. But, I don’t know if she uses it regularly.
Drawfee or The Drawfee Show on YouTube are a group of artists that create drawings of real life characters, while taking on fun challenges and just throwing out their creative ideas on a canvas.
Drawfee uses a Wacom Cintiq 22HD and do most of their work on Photoshop CC.
39Daph uses a Wacom Intuos Pro Medium drawing tablet.
Surprisingly, Domics has 3 drawing tablets that he uses for his animations, each in a different setting. The Wacom Cintiq 13HD when he’s at home, Cintiq Pro 16 at the office, and a Mobile Studio Pro 13 for when he’s travelling.
What Drawing Tablet Do TikTokers Use?
Digital art has become immensely popular where artists are sharing quick 30 seconds to 1 minute clips of their drawing time lapse, processes or finished work.
Majority of TikTokers use the 12.9 inch iPad Pro with the Procreate drawing software.
What Drawing Tablet Do Animators Use?
Most animators use a Wacom Cintiq 22HD display pen tablet which is a high-quality industry-standard tablet by Wacom – a well-known and highly reputable brand that most animators swear by.
What Drawing Tablet Do YouTubers Use?
Most popular YouTubers had started their career with a simple budget drawing tablet such as the Wacom Intuos, Intuos Pro or Wacom Bamboo. Later on their career most switched to a Wacom Cintiq 22HD display tablet.
Buying a high-quality drawing tablet can be a major investment so it helps to have some idea of the best options you have to choose from. The safest bet is to use the same drawing tablet that many professional themselves use and recommend.
By reading this article, you might have concluded that the drawing tablets most professionals use are the Wacom Cintiq 22HD and iPad Pro.
Ibrahim Ahmed is the founder and CEO of Mediacaterer – an Art & Design blog covering the latest news, tips, guides, and product reviews for beginners, intermediates, and professionals. He’s a self-taught graphic designer and writer hoping to help aspiring artists and designers make it big in the industry