Should I get an iPad? You might have asked yourself this very question. Nowadays, drawing, modelling, animation and all those kind of creative activities can be pursued digitally. If you come from a traditional drawing background, you will be surprised by all the amazing drawing apps available for the iPad! In this blog, we'll explain to you just why you should get an iPad as an artist, and what iPad you should get.
Procreate And Digital Drawing Apps
(This GIF was created using Procreate!)
One of the most popular drawing apps for the iPad is Procreate. Not only is it one of the cheapest full-fledged applications in the App Store, but it also supports a lot of features in an easy-to-learn way. Procreate was made exclusively for the iPad and works flawlessly with the Apple Pencil.
There are a lot of other great drawing apps out there, of course! To read more about the best drawing apps for your iPad, visit the linked blog!
Why buy an Apple Pencil?
If you're serious about creating art, the Apple Pencil is unmissable! The Apple Pencil is loved by many professionals as well as amateurs because of its amazing tilt and pressure sensitivity.
The Apple Pencil is a real beast at what it does and is, no wonder, one of the most favorite styluses amongst digital artists. Note-worthy to mention is that a lot of the newly animated CGI work has been conducted with the use of an Apple Pencil. Yes, it's that good!
Not sure if you will like the Apple Pencil? Pay a visit to your closest Apple Store and test it out! By doing so, you will get a much better understanding of how it feels and works with the iPad.
To read more about the usability and the compatibility of an Apple Pencil check out this blog:
Synchronizing iPad and MacBook
Apple IOS sync makes creating on your iPad so, so convenient! Instead of moving all your files back and forth, Apple’s sync makes the interchanging between different apps and media easier and lets you continue on your work without much of a delay.
iPad Art Community
There are a lot of artists out there who use the iPad for drawing, sketching, animation, and many other creative endeavors. This means that you can find tons of references and support on the internet! And the iPad art community keeps on growing and growing. Questions about drawing techniques, art contests, weekly challenges, brushes, inspiration and so much more are all in the palm of your hands when using an iPad to create art. (Procreate’s Community)
You could also use a platform like Skillshare to learn how to draw digitally. Skillshare is an online educational platform where experts teach their skills to you. It is being used by a lot of digital and traditional artists, as well as photographers, designers, and many more. If you are an experienced digital artist and you have skills that you would like to share, this platform might as well be a nice outlet for you to spread your creativity throughout the art community.
Get a 14 day trial on Skillshare by following this link.
You can take an iPad anywhere. Similar to the traditional way of drawing, iPad’s are easy to carry around. But other than the traditional way, you only need two things to create wherever: an iPad, and an Apple Pencil. Your paint, brushes, coloring pens, and other supplies are right there in your iPad.
The market for digital artists and art in general is growing day by day and is estimated to keep growing. It is an emerging market that is going to experience a variety of changes and innovations throughout the following years. Therefore, it makes sense to inform yourself about this sector as it can hold a lot of promising potential innovations.
The general workflow for digital artist is another reason why you should get an iPad. Look for inspiration, send your sketches to other devices, import brushes and use them instantly, etc. It is just so easy and quick to work with an iPad.
With creating art digitally you are not only protecting the environment from deforestation and the dismantling of natural raw materials, but you can also use digital art to spread awareness. Our beautiful blue planet does not have unlimited resources. Luckily, there are possibilities to reconstruct and recuperate from the decades of exploitation. Such initiatives bring the world together to fight for a common cause and you can see with examples described in this article.
Are you convinced yet, that the iPad and the Apple Pencil are definitely tools that you want to have in your arsenal? Or maybe you are still lacking the financial means to be able to afford them? Well that is understandable, because even though they offer all of these amazing things, the price point is not one of their offered benefits. Is it worth it still? Absolutely!
Not convinced? The number one reason and probably the only one you really need, to convince someone that iPads are exactly what you are looking for, is that they will simply bring you happiness, if you are an artist. Simple as it gets. The iPad offers the ultimate packaged experience that every artist and note-taker will appreciate. In combination with the Apple Pencil, you have to world at your disposal.
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