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If you've ever tried drawing or coloring in an image using a mouse or trackpad, you'll know how frustrating and clumsy it can be. It's just not intuitive, and the results usually show it.
A better way is to use a drawing tablet. This is a pad that looks a lot like a tablet, that you attach to your PC or Mac (and sometimes Android device) that comes with a pen that allows you to do fine drawing work.
These drawing tablets come in a variety of styles -- big and small, some with built-in screens, some without -- and at a variety of prices to suit both the casual and professional artist.