There are plenty of cheap monitors around these days. But the needs of an artist or engineer are much different than the needs of an average computer user. The Viewsonic VP2765-LED 27-Inch Wide AMVA LED Monitor is a full HD monitor with pivot, height, tilt, and swivel capability. It has 4 USB ports and is optimized for multi-monitor settings. It offers 178/178 degree super wide viewing angles.
This monitor comes with an eco-mode to save you money in the long run. You get DisplayPort, DVI, and VGA inputs too. The Viewsonic VP2765-LED monitor is not cheap but could prove very useful for artists, photographers, and engineers.