Which Huion tablet is the best?

Huion KAMVAS GT 191 artwork

The best Huion tablet is the Huion KAMVAS GT-191. According to the number of reviews and the ratings on large websites such as Amazon and other specialized publications, this tablet is undoubtedly the leader in its category. Although it’s not among the cheapest devices in the market, the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 has an approval rate higher than 90% and is regarded as an extremely reliable tool for art creation.


Among its main features you will find:

HD screen

Huion Kamvas GT 191 screenAn HD screen which, at 19.5 inches, allows you to see the colors and sharpness of your image at the highest possible quality. This characteristic is particularly important because it allows you to precisely edit your artwork from the drawing tablet itself instead of having to do any extra work once the image is uploaded to the computer.The clear advantage of a rather large screen and an HD resolution is the ability to work faster and accurately.

Let me tell you one thing, nothing is more annoying than spending 2 hours working on a piece only to have to edit the image for an extra couple of hours at the end of the day. As an artist, you have no time to lose, you have to get things done.

This is one of the strongest aspects of this tablet, it speeds your production time while maintaining quality.


Rechargeable pens

huion kamvas gt 191 pen

Not only does this drawing tablet comes with two different pens, it also has an extra 8 pen tips.

Now let me get to what really matters, the charge on these pens last for a very long time. I would dare to say that they might last even longer than advertised.

As someone who uses drawing tablets for a living, someone who draws all day long, I can guarantee you that the pens that come with the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 can be used for 1 to 2 weeks on a single charge. This is no small feat. Very few pens on the market last this long and they’re usually much more expensive than what you’re paying for when you get this tablet.

To make your life even better, Huion decided to add more 8 pen tips. You won’t really need them since the ones that come with the pens are already very durable, but it’s always good to have some extra tips just in case.


Adjustable stand

huion kamvas gt 191 adjustable standMany people overlook this crucial aspect of drawing for a living. As an artist, you will likely spend most of the hours of your day sitting on front of a computer.

Sitting all day long already has dire consequences for your health, but have you noticed how you slouch when you’re drawing?

I know, I know…you’re young and you don’t care that much about your back, but you should!

I’m 34 years old now and I have absolutely messed up my back by spending years of my life drawing while sitting with a horrible posture.

When I was younger I didn’t care about drawing stands or tables for that matter, I simply wanted to get the job done. I slouched, I sat on uneven surfaces, I would draw on the couch on my bed…anywhere I could.

Well, now I’m paying the price. I deeply regret not taking care of my back when I could, now I have no other choice but sit perfectly while I draw, otherwise I end up in the hospital with a nasty backache.

The reason why I’m telling you this is because you should always prioritize your back when you’re working. And if your drawing tablet does not come with an adjustable stand that allows you to work while keeping your back straight, you should absolutely by one.

Huion knows this and this is precisely why the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 already comes with one of these adjustable stands. So, not only are you getting one of the best drawing tablets out there, you won’t have to pocket any extra money to get a stand. It’s a win-win situation for you.


How does the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 stack against other drawing tablets?

One of the most impressive features of this drawing tablet is that although it costs only a fraction of the price of other devices such as the Cintiq, it’s at the very least on the very same level when it comes to quality and reliability.

I personally know four artists who have switched from the Cintiq to the Huion because they feel that the difference in price is simply unreasonable. The Cintiq is way too expensive and it’s not even necessarily better.

Of course that, if you analyze feature by feature, the more expensive tablet will look like it’s light-years ahead of the Huion, but the bottom line is that what really matters is the user experience. And when it comes to this aspect, the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 delivers.

At the end of the day, this drawing tablet will allow you to create images as crisp as the ones created on much more expensive tablets.


Which software can the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 be used with?

It works with all the main software in the industry: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Painter, Zbrush, 3ds Max, Maya and so on.

So far I still haven’t found a software that doesn’t work perfectly well with this drawing tablet.

Nowadays, the manufacturers of electronic devices, such as this tablet, are extremely careful. They always make sure that their product will work with everything used in the industry because failing do to so means losing a huge market share. Nobody wants a tablet that doesn’t run properly, right?

Eventually you might find someone complaining that a certain tablet doesn’t work with a specific software, but 9 out of 10 times this happens because the person has installed conflicting drivers on their computer. It has absolutely nothing do to with the quality of the drawing tablet. On top of that, this can be fixed very easily, all they have to do is uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers and everything will work properly.


What are the disadvantages of the Huion KAMVAS GT-191?

There’s only one disadvantage: the position of the cables that connect the drawing tablet to the computer.

I went through literally dozens of reviews about this tablet and I came to the conclusion that the only thing that bothered me is the very same thing bothering other users.

Although this is not a deal breaker, it’s a bit annoying when you realize that the tablet cannot be placed firmly against a flat surface such as a table. It will wobble a little bit.

I don’t think this is a big issue though and here’s why: you’re never really going to use your drawing tablet completely rested against a flat surface. It’s way too uncomfortable to draw that way. Any professional will tell you that you need a bit of an angle on the drawing surface in order to be able to work properly.

Regardless of that, I thought you should know about this tiny detail before deciding to buy this drawing tablet.


Should you buy the Huion KAMVAS GT-191?

huion kamvas gt 191 artwork

Absolutely yes!

This tablet is a diamond in a market saturated by products that are much more expensive, but nowhere as good.

If you’re already a professional or are willing to become one, the Huion KAMVAS GT-191 is the way to go. Even though it’s not the cheapest drawing tablet in the market, it’s definitely the most affordable one among the professional devices. That are literally hundreds of positive reviews to prove it (you many read some of them here).


Get your drawing tablet and get started creating some art!

Bruno Santos

Bruno Brasil

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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