I started working to become an artist when I was 8, which was in 1966. I did say I was old, and I was not able to draw on a computer until 1994 with Photoshop 2.5 LE.
I always use a mouse because tablets use EM field to detect where the pen tip is. My hand has more Electro Magnetic energy than the pen tip. It is enough to mess up a tablet for 6 months, from one hour of use.
So, I use a mouse. A mouse is a good tool, and cheaper that a tablet.
Website for programming example, with some art. I still need to make a left console to use more button links
DA Portfolio archiechipps.daportfolio.com/
YouTube ; www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBK1…
CG Trader ; www.cgtrader.com/achipps
3D Models on SketchFab ; sketchfab.com/achipps