How do I get started drawing on the iPad?
May 29, 2012 5:30 PM Subscribe
I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help!
posted by restless_nomad to media & arts (11 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for the following things, specifically:
- What stylus should I get? I'm willing to spend a little money if it's necessary. Also, where's the best place to get them?
- What apps am I looking for? I will be doing basic sketching/coloring (think video game concept art, as executed by a talented 8-year-old.) I do not own Photoshop, nor do I want to - I'd like to be able to make decent-looking files purely on the iPad. Again, free is not the priority. (Although if the best app for the purpose is a free one, awesome.)
- Where do I go to learn to use the above? I have a certain minimum of drawing skills - I had some decent instruction in school, and can, say, draw a person that looks recognizably human with a pencil - but I have zero digital graphics skills beyond a basic understanding of layers, and I would like to learn. Good iPad- or app-specific tutorials would be most welcome.
I am not looking for pro-quality stuff, necessarily, and I don't need the ability to animate or generate vector art or anything funky, but I'm happy to drop a little cash to get decent hobbyist-level stuff. Thanks a bunch!