The pen for my wacom tablet suffered a fatal accident while moving home, and I'm looking to replace it. Given that all Wacom accessories cost a bomb, I'm considering upgrading to an Art Pen or Airbrush, which are more expensive than the standard pen but come with the ability to detect the angle you're holding them at.
I like doing freehand drawing in Illustrator, and I really like the idea that art brush artwork would rotate as my pen rotates. But is that actually how it works?
Looking at the settings, I see that you can set a Caligraphic brush to rotate with your pen:
...and Scatter brushes:
...and Adobe's docs confirm that it works with the Bristle brush, no settings needed:
Use the Wacom Intuos 3 or higher tablet with Art (6D) pen to explore the full capabilities of the Bristle brush. Illustrator can interpret all 6-degrees of freedom that this device combination provides.
...but I can't see anything equivalent in the art brush settings. Does this mean it automatically rotates/tilts, or never rotates and strictly follows the angle of the path? If version matters, this is CS6.