I LOVE DRAWING!
And apart from the traditional pencil and notebook, I’m also loving drawing on my ipad. There are some great apps you can do almost everything you like. Of course it’s not like a Wacom Cintiq, where you can draw and illustrate with Photoshop and Illustrator, but ipad is a great tool for mobile sketching and painting. It’s a handy digital sketchbook. So, I have decided to record some of my rough sketches as I’m drawing on an ipad and below you can see some intersting videos of my sketching approach. Enjoy!
FAQ Thanks all for your nice comments and your bulk of emails regarding my iPad videos. Below you can find answers to your common questions.
Favourite ipad apps for drawing?
There is a bunch of fantastic great apps but here’s my favourite list: Procreate, Tayasui Sketches, Paper & Sketchbook. I love using Tayasui Sketches, it’s an extremely handy app, which gives me all sketching tools I need (markers, pencils and gouache) for quick sketches limited to three layers (but they can be merged down to spare new ones). Procreate is the top painting app on ipad, there’s no doubt about it. It has everything you need and it’s far more flexible than everything I have seen in many ways. Paper is great for a library of sketchbooks but its art slightly tends to have a similar look even if it is created by different artists. Finally, Autodesk Sketchbook is a well known application which fits many tastes. I highly recommend all these apps but my standard use is: Tayasui Sketches & Procreate.
What stylus do I use?
In general, I used to use a Wacom Bamboo Stylus but lately I really like the Micro-Knit stylus by the Friendly Swede; it gives the most smooth drawing experience without a friction. For fine tip styli, I strongly recomend Wacom Bamboo Fineline. You can use it either as it is or you can connect via bluetooth for extra options depending the ipad app.
How do I record iPad drawings?
I’m using the Squirell Reflector app, which mirrors and records my ipad screen to a computer (PC & Mac compatible). When I use Procreate, all drawings are recorded automatically as video files. You can export your own creations through Share/Export Video to Gallery or Dropbox. Now I have found the XMirage app, which is even better than Reflector and can easily record my iPad screen.
——— ENJOY! ——–
And a sample of them: