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Drawing on an iPad 2
« on: 08 May 2011, 22:01 »
I got an iPad 2 recently and was wondering about using it as a graphics tablet for drawing and painting. Does anyone have any experience doing that? I don't expect it to be anywhere near as good as something like the Cintiq, but is it possible to draw accurately with something the size of a capacitive stylus?

Also does anyone have any recommendations on apps and styluses? I've played a bit with SketchBookX (the free version of SketchBook Pro) which seems pretty good. Wacom are bringing out the Bamboo Stylus shortly, do you think it's worth waiting for some reviews for that, or are there styluses out there that are cheaper and work fine?

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Re: Drawing on an iPad 2
« Reply #1 on: 08 May 2011, 22:06 »
A guy on my course at uni has an original iPad and I often see him drawing with it during lectures. It looks like he manages pretty well. He mostly just does sketches and manga-style stuff, but certainly from the distance I'm viewing it, it seems as if he gets in a fair amount of precision and detail.

Of course I don't look for long because I can also always see the smears and grease on the screen. They've taken on an almost embossed appearance and an increasingly white, mould-like hue. Urghh.
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