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Thursday, November 18

iPad sketching


  1. wow, not bad. how is it to draw on a i pad, like you draw on a syntec...?

  2. GRRRR! Darren. You beat me to the punch. What app?

  3. [missed some punctuation - repost]

    It's sort of like sketching on a Cintiq, but no pressure sensitivity, and overall way more basic.

    Lorin, SketchBook Pro is my favorite so far, but it seems like most of the apps have their pros and cons. Sparth has a little review on his blog of different app's he's tried and what he likes and doesn't about each one.

    This iPad painting thing has been something I have been going back and forth on for months. At first I was against it (because of the lack of pressure sensitivity), then I was all about it for a while, then did that cycle a few times trying different stylus's and apps. Eventually, coming to the conclusion that I like it for blocking out ideas and shapes, but that I still love my wacom.

    My overall grip with iPad painting app's is that everything for the iPad is multitouch based. So for instance, if you want to do an 'edit>undo' in SketchBook Pro it is a three finder swipe to the left to execute the command - and that can be difficult or uncomfortable holding a stylus. So, I have mostly just abandoned that for now and been painting opaque, painting over mistakes, and not worrying about pressure sensitivity for my sketching. Although I have seen some great results from Robh Ruppel, and Nicolas Bouvier, who both seem to be doing just fine painting landscapes with the limited tools.

    I would check out the Dagi Stylus:

    and the Pogo Stylus

    They both work well, but I personally prefer the Pogo Sketch because of the way the felt tip feels against the glass surface, vs, the hard plastic tip of the Dagi.

  4. Oh, I'm familiar with the apps (I pass a sketch between Sketchbook Pro, Brushes, Adobe Ideas, Layers, Inspire Pro, and Art Rage- the last chugs but the affect is identical to the desktop version; very real looking media). Yeah, I'm a hoarder of apps, but they're too much fun. I also use the Pogo Sketch. Far cry from my fat, greasy finger smearing over the screen.

    The pressure sensitivity used to bother me initially, but I've just gotten used to popping open the preferences on the fly.


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