How to revitalise your old art using the XPPEN Artist Pro 16 (Gen 2) and Photoshop

A close up photo of an artist drawing on a large tablet screen
(Image credit: Abi Le Guilcher)

As artists, it’s common practice to branch out and explore different avenues and equipment. I’ve always been a fan of both digital art and traditional painting, but each avenue has its limits. I was lucky enough to get an advance look at the brand new XPPEN Artist Pro 16 (Gen 2), and I thought this was the perfect time to combine my love for both digital and traditional art to create a truly unique piece – and I’m going to take you along for the journey!

XPPEN is a big name in the digital art world; rivalling other brands like Wacom and Apple when it comes to quality. Alongside fantastic tech, XPPEN is also notably considered one of the more affordable alternatives on the pen and display tablet market. This makes it great for both new artists and pros looking for a high-end product that won’t break the bank. 

I’ve been using various brands of digital art products for a few years now, but when it comes to ease of use and quality for money there’s no arguing that XPPEN consistently impresses. It’s no wonder the brand sits in our top three choices for the best budget drawing tablets.  

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Abi Le Guilcher
Ecommerce Writer

Abi Le Guilcher is Creative Bloq’s Ecommerce Writer. With a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Design for Game and Film, Abi enjoys almost anything creative and will either be found crafting or gaming in her spare time. Her previous experience as a retail assistant at CeX means she has a wide range of knowledge in both technology and media and loves to keep up to date with the latest tech. Abi is an avid cosplayer and has most recently worked with PlayStation and Santa Monica Studio on a promotional campaign for the release of God of War Ragnarök.