I was wondering what experience others had with this.
I've used a normal Wacom tablet on and off for probably 14ish years. Initially I played with it a little bit way back when (Intuos 3). Then I let it collect dust for about 10 years and now I've been using the Intuos 3 and then a Intuos Pro Medium for about 4 years, 2-3 of which has been full time.
I then decided to try a Cintiq and, to be honest, I hated it. I then tried traditional pen and paper and also hated it. I have next to zero traditional art background and all my experience has really been on a tablet.
Somehow it seems my brain has been wired to always see my final work without a hand in the way. Also due to the translation size (medium tablet with a 27" monitor) my hand has become used to very small fine movements. Transitioning to a 1:1 ratio of hand movement on the Cintiq feels off now.
Anyone else here come from a purely digital art background with no traditional experience, and then switched to the Cintiq many, many years later? How long was the transition period for you? Did you eventually feel more proficient with the Cintiq?
My long term goal is 3d, so maybe it's a waste to get used to the Cintiq, but overall this is something I did not expect! For most things the normal Intuos seems sufficient, but long sweeping lines (curved or straight) are definitely a struggle on the tablet. No matter how used to it I am, any movement beyond an inch the disconnect becomes too strong to maintain accuracy... hence the desire to get used to Cintiq.