Noah Bradley’s Art Camp

There is an intensive 12 week course online to help improve your art and yours truly is going to take it! If you have $200 ($250 after May 15th) and want a challenge, I recommend signing up!

Noah Bradley - Our Grasp of Heaven

Noah Bradley is a concept artist and illustrator and you can view his portfolio at

I never went to art school and I only recently took a few life drawing classes. I haven’t really ever focused on improving my digital painting skills. I feel like his course will help me improve in less time than if I was learning on my own by trial and error.

I’m excited to start this course! I plan on posting a lot of my progress on my Facebook page at Wacom Tablet Reviews. Like my page if you are interested!

The classes start May 15th and you can sign up at!

Noah Bradley - Chief of the Ways

Yiynova MSP19U Tablet Monitor Review

Yiynova MSP19U tablet monitor

Noah Bradley, the same guy who is running Noah’s Art Camp (an intensive 12 week course), has reviewed the Yiynova MSP19U tablet monitor.

yiynova tablet monitor back view

I had never heard of the Yiynova until I read his review. In short, he seems to love it and believes it is just as good as the Wacom Cintiq. It sounds like it’s not as sleek or “pretty” as a Cintiq, but it weighs much less and the cost is $1399 less than the Cintiq 22HD! I chose to compare the Yiynova to the Cintiq 22HD because that is the tablet monitor closest in size to the Yiynova.

yiynova tablet monitor side view

Bradley’s complaints about the Yiynova are not a big deal to him, but I can see how they might be major annoyances to some. For instance, there are no buttons, the software is lackluster, the adjustable angles are poor and the UI isn’t very good. To quote Bradley, “The drivers are a bit problematic and the software interface is kinda ugly.” He also mentions that the pressure sensitivity is not as customizable as he would prefer.

On the plus side, the screen is smooth (Wacom tends to be a little gritty), the colors seem to be brighter, it is approximately 12 lbs. as opposed to 33.7 lbs. (Cintiq 22HD weight) and the price is a huge plus at $600!

Would I buy this tablet monitor instead of a Wacom? I’m not sure. It does seem like it would be a decent alternative for a large touch screen tablet. My motivation would be the price. I think it boils down to aesthetics and cost.  I think I could put up with all the negatives if I can save $1400. However, I am very happy with my Intuos and don’t plan to upgrade any time soon. Although, I must admit, that’s mainly because I can’t afford a Yiynova or a Cintiq… Yet!

Click here to read more about the Wacom Cintiq 22HD on Amazon!

To read Noah Bradley’s review of the Yiynova MSP19U, click here!

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