The best early Black Friday drawing tablet deals

A Wacom Cintiq hovers on a purple background with the words Black Friday Drawing Tablets typed.
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On the lookout for some early Black Friday drawing tablet deals? This page will fulfil your wildest dreams. With Black Friday super-close now (it kicks off this Friday), retailers have already started pushing out some excellent deals (for real). 

Drawing tablets allow you to sketch and draw with a stylus and touchscreen, converting your strokes into vibrant digital art you can then edit on your computer. Now, they can be extremely pricey, but Black Friday is historically a brilliant time to snap one up for cheaps. 

Here, we'll roundup all the best offers we spy – and keep the content regularly updated so you don't miss out on anything. See below for quick links to retailers with the best early Black Friday drawing tablet deals, and below that some of the standout deals that have caught our eye. Make sure you also check our Apple Black Friday deals hub for more offers on hardware for creatives.

Early Black Friday drawing tablet deals: US

The best early Black Friday drawing tablet deals: US

Huion Kamvas Pro 16: $829

Huion Kamvas Pro 16: $829 $629 at Amazon
Save $200:
Add the coupon to save big on this uber-professional drawing tablet. Found on sale elsewhere for $799, this is close to the cheapest you'll find this model. It has every feature you could want, which fully justifies the price tag.

XP-Pen Artist Pro 16: $449

XP-Pen Artist Pro 16: $449 $314.99 at XP-Pen
Save 30%:
With its 15.4-inch FHD full-laminated screen, this is a drawing tablet that delivers – and with 30% off, it's at an excellent price, too. 

The best early Black Friday drawing tablet deals: UK

XP-Pen Star G640S: £44.99

XP-Pen Star G640S: £44.99 £25.99 at XP-Pen
Save 42%:
Wow, this is a steal at this price. Brilliat for note taking and doodling, and perfect if you have limited space, this little thing packs a punch.

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24: £2,399

Wacom Cintiq Pro 24: £2,399 £2,199 at Wex Photo
Save £200: Looking for a full professional drawing tablet? Wex has £200 off the Cintiq Pro 24 Creative Pen Display Touch, which offers Wacom's most natural and accurate pen experience of all, with tilt detection and 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity.

When do Black Friday and Cyber Monday drawing tablet deals start?

Black Friday 2022 is officially 25 November, with Cyber Monday following on 28 November. These two dates will likely see the biggest drawing tablet deals, but retailers are starting their sales earlier and earlier, and we're now seeing Black Friday drawing tablet deas as early as the start of November. 

It's always hard to know whether to grab an early deal or hold out for the chance of a bigger saving, but as a general guide, we'd see if you see a very attractive saving in the run up to Black Friday, it's probably a good idea to grab it. The weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday also hosts plenty of excellent deals, so even if you don't find something on 26 November, there's a good chance more drawing tablet deals will pop up.

How to get the best Black Friday drawing tablet deals

There are a huge number of retailers out there that will be offering drawing tablet Black Friday deals, and while that offers you a lot of choice for finding the best deals, it can also be a bit overwhelming. So, to make things easier, follow these steps.

First of all, set out a budget. This will give you a good idea of the kind of deals that will be right for you. After all, if even after a big price cut, the drawing tablet you have your eye on is still too expensive, then you should look elsewhere.

If that happens, think about buying second hand, or looking at cheaper alternatives. While Wacom is the market leader, the likes of Huion and XP-Pen offer excellent alternatives that are usually less expensive, and those too should see price cuts on Black Friday.

Next, think about what you need from a drawing tablet. Do you need a large surface to draw on, or would a smaller, more compact tablet work better? Do you need accessories such as additional keys and buttons?

It may also be worth thinking if you need a dedicated drawing tablet, or if you'd be better off with an iPad or Android tablet with a stylus? These are more versatile, and could see big discounts as well.

If you're buying for a child, then check out our best drawing tablets for kids guide for specific advice and recommendations.

Once you have a budget and your needs in mind, you can narrow down your search. We've also made life easier for you here, as we'll be updating this page in the run up to Black Friday and during the day itself to highlight all of the best drawing tablet deals we've found, so make sure you check back here first before you buy!

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Matt Hanson

Matt has been a technology journalist for well over a decade, writing for publications such as T3, MacFormat and Creative Bloq. He's a senior editor of TechRadar, Creative Bloq's sister site, where he can be found writing about and reviewing laptops, computers, monitors and more. He often writes for Creative Bloq, helping creatives find their perfect laptop or PC.