This is the biggest drawing tablet I've ever used – and I'm in love

A photo of the Xencelabs Pen Display 24 on a desk with a laptop and an art piece on screen
(Image credit: Future/Abi Le Guilcher)

As an artist, I've been through my fair share of drawing tablets in my time. Staples include my trusty old Wacom Intuos that I've had for as long as I can remember, the XP-Pen Deco MW tablet and, most recently, my 11-inch iPad Pro. When it comes to choosing between them, I love the subtlety of the screen-less graphics tablets that hook up to an external monitor – but nothing will quite beat drawing on a screen. And as much as I love my iPad Pro and the beauty that is Procreate, drawing on that small screen can feel quite limiting (and I will always be a sucker for using Photoshop to paint) – and so enters a new player in the game: the Xencelabs Pen Display 24. 

I was lucky enough to get a hands-on first look at this stunning new device from digital art brand Xencelabs. Whilst I've had a go on larger screen tablets before in passing, this was my first time getting to sit down and commit proper time to an art piece on one – and it's fair to say, I'm hooked and don't want to look back. I'm so enamoured, I actually added it into our top three picks of the best drawing tablets almost instantly.

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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.