What is a drawing tablet?
Drawing tablets, also known as pen tablets or graphic tablets, are input devices that can be used to substitute or complement a mouse. They’re very popular in the graphic arts field and are considered by some as an indispensable aid for any creative professional.
The Datacolor SpyderX is a breakthrough product, but not for the usual reasons. Instead of creating the absolute best monitor color calibration tool, Datacolor built the Toyota Corolla of colorimeters: an affordable solution that is super simple to use and delivers results that are good enough for most users.
Having a good monitor for photo editing goes beyond personal comfort. It's a business decision that arguably has as much impact on your craft as the choice of lens or post-processing technique.
The short answer is: it's not necessary to recalibrate a good quality modern monitor as often as most people suggest. But the long answer is: it depends on how your monitor behaves over time and what kind of color accuracy your work requires.
A drawing tablet is one of the most important tools in a digital artist’s toolkit. It allows you to interact with the computer by using a pressure sensitive pen on a much more precise and natural way than with a mouse or trackpad.
In an ideal world, every camera, screen, and printer would display color in the same way. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works in practice.