Tablet for 12yo girl for drawing?
December 20, 2012 5:49 AM Subscribe
Art tablet for computer PC for a 12 year old girl?
posted by needlegrrl to Media & Arts (12 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My niece is really getting into art. (she is 12, turning 13 in a few months, doing online school at home right now.) She would like a tablet to use with her PC computer.
I'd like something that is a good introductory tablet, and would be easy for her to use.
This isn't a Christmas present, so I have time to shop around. I'd like to encourage her interest in art as much as possible - it seems to be something she really enjoys doing, and I'd like to be supportive.
Mr. Needlegrrl suggested an iPad mini - I would prefer to stay away from tablets that do other things, simply because I'm afraid she'd get distracted and use it for other purposes. This isn't about getting her a cool new techie toy to surf the web with, it's about being supportive of her art. However, if a tablet is the best thing, I'm open to suggestions on that as well.
Suggestions of apps, programs for her computer as well would be welcomed. I'm really not sure of a price tag - how much are we looking at spending here? I'd prefer $100ish, but am willing to pay more if I need to (obviously, with the mention of the ipad mini suggestion above).