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February 8, 2013

iPhone Sketch at Night

This is how my neighborhood looked like one night - I decided to park my car and sketch what I saw out of my window since it was too cold and dark to paint with watercolors. I remembered I had Brushes app on my iPhone, so I used that to experiment.

I've had this app on my iPhone for a while, but this is the first time I'm halfway satisfied with it for sketching. I played with some drawing apps on iPad, too, but it seems my lines don't show up on the screen as fast as I can swipe. Capacitive technology used for touch screen is not as fluid as I like compared to pressure-sensitive screen like on a Wacom tablet.

Do you have any tips on iPhone/iPad sketching?


Him Cheng said...

Try Paper on iPad

Veronica Lawlor said...

very nice

Shiho Nakaza said...

Thanks! I'll ask my friends with iPad about Paper.

Carmela said...
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Pat (in Belgium) said...

Check out work by David Hockney. His iPad stuff is amazing. Just saw a retrospective exhibition in Koln (Cologne), Germany with huge panels of landscapes printed from iPad art. If you google Hockney and/ or "the big picture", it should get you to his art work.

Carmela said...

My Sensu capacitive brush plus rubber tipped stylus just arrived. I love the way the brush glides across the surface of the iPad. It's pricey at $40, but it feels more natural than a rubber tipped stylus such as Bamboo, etc. There is no drag on the glass which I could not get used to with the rubber tipped stylus for sketching.
Check out the videos on their

Shiho Nakaza said...

Pat, thank you for letting me know that David Hockney paints with iPads. Carmela, I heard great things about Sensu brush, so I'll see if I can try it out. We shall see!