I have just received a message from Krishna who told me a senior students offer her a Graphire tablet (It’s the early generation of graphic tablet from Wacom). She doesn’t have yet the budget for a Cintiq but she’is interested in an Intuos 3.
Let me show you why as a junior student, you may consider getting a older tablet to perform better in long term. 🙂
If you are a student designer like I was, in a low budget, we had to carefully spend our money on Art & Design material. My design school was private, and I already had to care of the student loan. Many of us was struggling at times, so we had to find some solutions.
The priority is not the material but your hand skill. If you have the budget then great ! Get the material that fit you best. Remember that what make the MOST difference is your knowledge and practice. Ok ?
For example, if I would like to play violon. It doesn’t matter if I had the latest violin on the market. I would still play like “a duck” as long I havn’t learned and practice properly. I rather start with a basic violin and focus on my basics. So, once again, your top priority is to invest in your skills, not the latest tools.
Your budget is not equal to your success. We never saw a direct correlation between how rich a student is and his success. If budget is not an issue, then awesome. It’s all benefitial. :). But if you have a tight budget, be creative in your choice ! 🙂