First, there’s the physical size of the drawing tablet. The drawing tablet size consists of two different elements – the work area and the device area.
The work area is the part of the drawing tablet that responds to pen input, and the size of this area is important for comfort and detail.
The devices area includes the portion of drawing tablets that frame the workspace and often includes shortcut controls.
To consider device size, you need to consider the available space on your desk or any other platform you may want to draw on.
Drawing tablets include two types of resolutions. The first is the resolution of the tablet. The higher the resolution, the more detail you have in your project. This resolution is expressed in inches.
Pen resolution is also important, and is expressed in lines per inch (LPI), which tells you how many digital lines you can fit into an inch of a physical screen.
You should aim for a pen resolution LPI of at least 1000 to ensure the tablet you choose can assist you in creating detailed works of art.