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Procreate + Cosmonaut

June 08, 2012

At first glance, the iPad seems like it would be a great tool for digitally sketching and drawing. It packs a beautiful, high-resolution touchscreen in a sketchbook-like form factor; what more could one want?

Well, the truth is that the iPad clearly lacks two very important features for digital artists: accuracy and pressure sensitivity. The level of precision is roughly equivalent to drawing with a meat popsicle.

Still, with the right combination of software and hardware, I’ve found that it can still be really fun to draw on the iPad. In a burst of inspiration, I made a quick doodle while Joanna was traveling:

Currently, my favorite tools are: