To those who don’t know, I used to be 100% traditional until about 2009 or so, when I received my high school graduation present of my FIRST EVER TABLET. Before that, it was all markers and colored pencils.
The switch was pretty easy for me, and I think a big reason for this was that I got a tablet that was close in dimension and size to my actual computer monitor. So basically, movement on the tablet was almost identical to the amount of movement I’d make if I was drawing ON the screen itself.
With smaller tablets, there’s definitely a coordination adjustment to how much you need to move your hand to get the desired effect, and it can really throw you off if you’re not used to it.
Nowadays, I find it’s actually easier to draw on a regular tablet than a monitor tablet, HOWEVER, some people can’t quite make that adjustment, so looking into tablet monitors is a good option! I’ve heard excellent things about the surface pro and yinova brand as an alternative to the expensive cintiqs.
Also play with your settings. Both in your tablet drive and in-program. A lot of people ask what mine are, but truth is what’s best is going to vary for each individual just as much as how everyone holds their pen differently!