>the screen is too slick
Yup, it's like drawing on a microwave door or something (I don't know, maybe that's dumb comparison but it sucks in either case)
>still feel disconnect
With traditional tablets you have a disconnect depending on the monitor to tablet size relationship pertaining to your potential range of motion/how it "feels" to draw with (this is important, honestly). With screen tablets you have parallax and the less-than-ideal posture of traditional without the organic "breaks" created by the need to sharpen pencils, grab different markers, apply different pigments to the brush etc.
In some ways the disconnect is actually worse with screen tablets because the true exact-pixel input is obscured by your stylus and hand.
You're on the right track. If you're in the US check this out: https://shopgoodwill.com/item/135566992
This auction ends in just under three days. If you snipe this auction (do not place a single bid before under a minute left in the auction, otherwise you're exposing your interest and potentially greatly increasing your overall cost for no reason whatsoever) you should be able to get what appears to be a very nice Intuos 3 (the favored model of Atlus artist Soejima and Feng Zhu), complete in box for a very reasonable price. Because it's in the box I wouldn't be surprised to see this auction go up to $100 though.
Why not at least it try it out?
Worst case scenario:
You don't like it, you've maybe spent a single day's wage on it
Best case scenario:
It could prove to be the best art-related decision you've ever made and will change your digital drawing experience for the better for decades to come, unironically.
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