Does Huion Work with SketchBook?

Yes. Huion devices work with SketchBook just like all other drawing tablets. Even though Autodesk SketchBook’s website utilizes Wacom and iPad devices to showcase their software’s interface, a drawing tablet’s brand makes absolutely no difference to SketchBook.

Here is what you need to understand: nowadays, all tablets released by large companies such as Wacom, Huion and XP-PEN work seamlessly with all the most popular drawing apps available on Google Play and on the App Store.

Autodesk SketchBook header

Drawing tablet manufacturers and drawing app companies have a symbiotic relationship. They work together to make sure that every new product released in the market is absolutely compatible with everything else. They all live within this ecosystem that feeds itself.

Then you think about apps and drawing tablets’ compatibility, your concern should never be focused on the drawing tablets, but on operating systems.

Why are operating systems important when it comes to drawing tablet compatibility?

Luckily, Autodesk SketchBook is a universal app, it works on Windows, Android and on Apple environments. However, some other apps only work on specific operating systems.

A great example of this is the immensely popular Procreate. This app, which is widely used across the world, was especially developed for Apple devices, therefore it will never work on other operating systems such as Android or Windows, the drawing tablet makes absolutely no difference.

How to Use SketchBook with a Huion Tablet?

Once you install SketchBook on your computer or even on your cellphone, simply connect a Huion drawing tablet to said computer and SketchBook will respond to the tablet immediately.

In case some features such pressure level detection does not work right off the bat, follow these steps and everything will work as expected:

  1. Check what’s your drawing tablet model
  2. Go to Huion’s website
  3. Download the driver related to your specific tablet
  4. Install the driver
  5. Restart the computer
  6. Launch SketchBook again
  7. Start drawing

Is there any Huion drawing tablet that does not work with SketchBook?

No. You can rest assured that every single drawing tablet sold by Huion will be compatible with SketchBook. I own many Huion tablets and I can speak from experience.

In fact, some Huion tablets can even be used to draw on SketchBook even when it’s installed in a callphone. Check out the picture below to see that I mean.

Inspiroy Ink being used with an Android phone.
Inspiroy Ink being used with an Android phone.

The “H” above was drawn on SketchBook. I connected the drawing tablet (Huion Inspiroy Ink) to the cellphone by using an adapter that comes in the box of the tablet.

I’ve recommended this tablet several time across different posts because it’s literally one of my favorite devices. This is the one I carry around when I have to travel.

(Click the image below to read about the Huion Inspiroy Ink)

Inspiroy Ink packaging
Inspiroy Ink packaging
Drawing with the Inspiroy Ink
Drawing with the Inspiroy Ink
Inspiroy Ink pen holder hole.
Inspiroy Ink pen holder.

Conclusion

Whenever you are worried about compatibility, check if the app you are interested on is compatible with your computer or cellphone’s operating system, the problem never is the drawing tablet.

If your goal is to use SketchBook to draw, any drawing tablet will get the job done, it doesn’t matter if it was made by Wacom, XP-PEN or Huion.

If you have any questions, make sure to leave a comment.

Bruno Santos

Hi! My name is Bruno. I'm a web developer/designer based in Toronto, Canada. I've been working with drawing tablets for over 20 years and I'm among the Top 10 Most Viewed Writers on Quora in the Graphics Tablets category. Do you have any questions? Just leave a comment =)

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