Sketching with the iPad

Using the iPhone to sketch with is fun, but using the iPad is a little closer to the real thing. I told myself I would wait until the next one came out, didn’t last very long. I broke down this weekend and picked it up. Now I’m kicking myself that I waited. Using Autodesk’s Sketchbook Pro feels (may even look) like the first time I used a stylus with Photoshop – like a kid in a candy shop. This thing will never leave my side.

Link to app on iTunes.


6 Responses to “Sketching with the iPad”

  1. Are you rubbing it in? You have an iPad and I’m stuck at home making cave drawings with my kids? (Okay, yeah, that sounds melodramatic, except we really were making cave drawings with crumpled up grocery sacks and soft pastels.)

    Anyway — these are really awesome, and I’m having iPad envy.

  2. Rob says:

    Yes, yes I am rubbing it in :) but those cave drawings sound fun. I’ll have to do that with my son, he’d love it too.

  3. Ben says:

    I’m in a same position of holding off for the second generation ipad, but still fighting the urge not to. So, how does it look when you print it?

  4. Rob says:

    Good question, I’ll let you know as soon as I do. The iPad resolution is 1024-by-768-pixels at 132 pixels per inch, so it’s not too bad. I know that the Brushes app allows you to up-size your sketches, because the app records the creation of your sketch line by line.

  5. Waikit says:

    Hi Rob,I have just purchased the iPad and considering to buy the Sketchbook app,but not sure how it feels without pressure sensitivity.
    Which stylus pen are you using?

  6. Rob says:

    Hey Waikit,

    I’ve used this cheap one and thought it worked fine:

    Although they all feel much like a dull crayon, because the tip is so round.

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