Huion is a major supporter of the channel and a huge fan of what we do at Alex Clark Studios. As sponsors of the channel, they enable us to do weekly animations, and also do recurring tablet giveaways for you, the fans.

Are you interested in getting a tablet but don’t know where to start? Below are two great cost-effective options for starter tablets. Also, as a little perk, check out the discount codes below!


P.S. If you want something a little more advanced, I really love their Kamvas Pro line. The Kamvas Pro 16 or 22 are both good pen displays.

HS610 Tablet

  • Touch Ring & 12 programmable keys

  • Tilt function with 8192 levels of pen pressure sensitivity

  • Battery-free pen

  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android

  • 8 spare pen nibs



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HS64 Tablet

  • 4 programmable keys

  • 92 levels of pen pressure sensitivity

  • Battery-free pen

  • Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android


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At Alex Clark Studios we definitely have a software favorite. Before I tell you what it is here is a quick tip for beginners: If you are just getting started I’d say use whatever software you can get your hands on. At the beginning, you’ll be learning the basics and pretty much all software will give you the same tools you need. With that in mind, here are a few of the basic features you’ll want to look for:

  • A timeline view

  • Onion skinning (this allows you to see several frames in your timeline at once)

Pretty much all software that is made for animation will have these two items. Now that's out of the way let me tell you about our favorite software. Without question, we prefer Toon Boom Harmony. Toon Boom is an Industry leader in the animation world and creates powerful software that is completely unmatched. If you need help learning the software I would check out youtube tutorials by: Jon Taylor, Stylus Rumble, or Onion Skins. They all make great content to learn from. The software comes at a premium price, but they do have incredibly fair student pricing.


I get asked this question a lot so whenever a new app pops up I check it out to see what it can do. While there have been tons of great attempts at animation software for the ipad/android; I have yet to find one that is an absolute perfect solution. I would say the absolute best I can reccommend is Rough Animator. It’s the only app I’ve found that includes all the resources you need. Another bonus is that it’s only $5.00. While it cannot do all the fancy things that a full computer program can - it is the best option that I have found.