Ever since Intuos 4 came out, I hated Wacom’s gritty surface for eating all my pen nibs. Well, as it turns out, I was wrong all along! Lately I was getting really frustrated with the lack of precision when hand drawing straight lines on the tablet (and yes, I know about shift+click). After some playing around, it seems like the grittiness actually helps with that. But after 4 years of drawing, the surface at the centre of my tablet became polished like glass and it really messes with my precision. I actually haven’t realised it all this time - I even got a new pen a few months ago, thinking that my lines suck because the pen is “wonky”.
So there you have it…my super hi-tech tablet mod with a help of Tesco’s all-purpose cloth and masking tape. Yaaay.