I was hoping that while clearing out my room for my move, that I would find the small bundle of extra nibs that came with my Intuos 2.
"Wait, but Intuos 2s are ancient! Why are you still using one? And how did you even have extra nibs?"
Newer Wacom tablets have gained a reputation for being rather fragile. Drop a pen? It's busted, need to get a new one. Crap like that. The quality control in the factories outside of Japan are shit. When my Graphire 2 gave out over almost 10 years of service, we knew we were looking at getting some variety of used Intuos. Considering the longevity and hardiness of my Graphire 2, which was also made in Japan, we opted for a "used" Intuos 2 from eBay. I say "used" in the most general sense of the word, you can find plenty of barely-used tablets on eBay from people who bought a tablet, got scared when not only were they not INSTANT ARTEEST with their tablet, but found that they could hardly draw with the tablet at first due to the massive learning curve, and then shoved it back in its box and stuffed it in the closet.
But yeah, even after the massive cleanout of my room to make it appropriate for putting on the market I haven't found any nibs, and there are no longer any on eBay, and I'm sure Wacom would rather sell me a new, fragile tablet instead of letting me buy Intuos 2 nibs.
Would anyone know if this tutorial works for Intuos 2 nibs?
I know for later Intuos tablets it seems to work fine, and I've heard that the nibs are fairly interchangable? My dad wishes to find out the exact diameter of these things, but I dunno how to go about that with something so tiny.
Look, I'm gonna tell you guis this right upfront: I have taken my nib out and am honestly afraid to put it back in in case it may never come out again. So...digital art may be on hold for a bit until I solve this. Yes, including commissions. I'm not gonna work this nib until I can't pull it out again, y'know?
SO NOT ONLY I WOULD APPECIATE ANY INSIGHT, BUT PEOPLE WHO ARE WAITING FOR ART FROM ME.