We ask how the GT-220 fits into the daily workflow of an artist
How have you found it in use?
Really good. Without the glove it’s a bit sticky, but once that’s on everything feels right. I like the rubber strip on the base of the monitor, which stops it from moving when you lean on it.
How do you work without shortcut buttons?
At first I thought that might be a problem but I do a lot of 3D work, which means I usually have one hand on a keyboard, so I’m pretty used to working that way. That said, the pen has customisable buttons on it so setting up a couple of the mostused tools is easy enough.
How does the screen compare to a normal monitor?
The resolution may not be as high as my main monitors, but for drawing and 3D sculpting it’s ideal. The Huion is crystal clear and has lovely colours.
Do you lack any accuracy or is there much lag as you work?
The accuracy is great. I thought it was going to have around 2,ooo levels of sensitivity, but when it arrived it turns out to have over 8,ooo! The setup out of the box was good and other than changing the button settings I didn’t need to map the stylus. There’s a fraction of lag using certain Photoshop brushes with large textures, but it’s nothing to worry about. You get that with other input devices, too.
Would you buy one again or recommend to other artists?
Absolutely! At this price it makes what was a pro-only tool more accessible to students, hobbyists or small studios.