Artists have struggled for years to create workstation solutions for their clunky and oversized Wacom Cintiq tablets.

At least a decade ago, some animators came up with the idea to retro-fit the Cintiq onto a traditional animation desk, where the tablet took the place of the rotating disc.

That’s a fine solution, but what happens if you need a dual-monitor set-up, as many artists require nowadays? A Japanese illustrator and animator, Taqro, decided to build his own custom Cintiq-embedded desk. His creation, which cost less than $400 to build, has earned a lot of attention online, generating over 110,000 likes and retweets on Twitter:

As with any custom-solution, it’s not perfect. Some online commenters have noted that it’s not ergonomic-friendly, while others have observed that it wouldn’t function well as a traditional dual-monitor set-up. But the highlight of Taqro’s elegant design is that saves space because the Cintiq is flush with the desk. When it’s not in use, it can be covered to create additional desk space:

A fan underneath prevents the Cintiq from overheating:

But when needed, the Cintiq is adjustable too, and can be inclined at different angles:

Taqro’s desk was inspired—in part—by manga artist Yoshikazu Hamada, who has an even more ambitious custom standing-desk solution for his Cintiq:

Do you have a custom solution for animating on a Cintiq tablet? Share your workstations in the comments.

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