What Drawing Tablet Does Jaiden Animations Use

As of right now, Jaiden Animations uses the Wacom Cintiq 22HD that features a massive 21.5-inch high-definition display screen.

Several years back, she confirmed that she used the Wacom Intuos Pro (2013 version) for her early animations and illustrations. Unlike her present drawing tablet, the Wacom Intuos Pro does not have a display screen, but it is still a good tablet once you get used to it.

I am not sure when she switched to the Wacom Cintiq 22HD, but if you want to know more about these drawing tablets and why I don’t recommend you buy these, keep on reading…

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Wacom Cintiq 22HD

  • Display Size: 21.5”
  • Display Specs: 1920×1080 HD display paired with 72% Adobe RGB Color Gamut.
  • Pen Pressure Sensitivity: 2,048
  • Price: very expensive

This drawing tablet is ideal for her stationary workspace because it comes with its own rotating stand that can be adjusted at varying angles. It is also convenient with its 16 customizable express keys and battery-free stylus pen.

Of course, the huge size of the display makes it a smooth experience when drawing directly on the display.

Due to the age of this drawing tablet, it doesn’t have the most high-end features, but with Jaiden’s art style that is fairly simple, this drawing tablet serves her needs.

Would I Recommend This To You?

The short answer is no.

The drawing tablet was released way back in 2012, so unless you are buying it second-hand at a bargain, I would recommend you pick the most up-to-date model as it has much better specs.

In terms of specs, Its pen pressure level of 2048 serves Jaiden’s simplistic art style without problems, but I would recommend a drawing tablet with at least 4096 pen pressure levels to achieve better-detailed illustrations.

It might also display a slight parallax or visible gap between the pen and screen since the screen isn’t made of the latest laminated glass technology. The screen might appear a bit fuzzy because of its matte surface that is meant to emulate a paper-like feel when drawing.

The screen also only recognizes pen touch, which means it won’t recognize your fingers and you cannot pinch on the actual screen to zoom or move drawings around even if it is a display screen.

Nonetheless, it is compatible with Windows 7 or later and macOS 10.10 or later, so you can still enjoy it in the present.

The current Wacom Cintiq 22 has a much better display and comes with a much better stylus with up to  8,192 pressure levels. You can check it out at Amazon.

Wacom Intuos Pro (2013 Model, Medium)

  • Display: No
  • Size: 14.9 x 9.9”
  • Pen Pressure Sensitivity: 2,048
  • Price: mid-tier

Not to be confused with the upgraded Wacom Intuos Pro released in 2017, Jaiden used the older version released in 2013.

Jaiden might have used this drawing tablet to produce her early illustrations and animations on YouTube because of its relative affordability compared to the Cintique. Her simplistic art style which remains until today can be created using this drawing tablet without any issue.

Even though it’s a non-display drawing tablet, it does have a multi-touch surface so you can zoom, scroll, and navigate illustrations conveniently. It also has 8 customizable express keys and a multi-function touch ring.

You can read more about the pros and cons of drawing tablets with and without display here.

Would I Recommend This To You?

I would recommend you try out the latest 2017 model of the Wacom Intuos Pro instead. Unlike the old model, the latest model is already equipped with 8,192 pen pressure levels that allow a better drawing experience.

You can check out the current Wacom Intuos Pro on Amazon.

Other than that, the other features such as multi-touch, customizable express keys, and multi-function touch ring remain.

Both models have Bluetooth technology and are compatible with Windows 7 or later and macOS 10.10 or later.

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About the author: My name is Marcus, I am a lawyer (LL.M.) and the founder of this website. Besides sometimes doing lawyer stuff, I like to draw and improve my skills as a “digital artist”, and I write about what I learn on this website. If you want to know more about me or reach out, then you can click here.

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