Whoa!!!! this is sooooo epic.....it makes it even more epic that you drew this on an Ipad!!!! a few questions I must ask...
Do you like the app brushes.....do you recommend this instead of all the other drawing apps out there?
and do you use that rubber tip stylus that WACOM makes? because i find that very hard to draw with...and not much easier than drawing with your finger...If you do draw with the wacom stylus how do you make it work for you?!
I have a variety of drawing programs on my iPad. I prefer Procreate, it has a lot of neat brushes and I can rotate the canvas around quite easily. I use Brushes when I want to record my progress, since it has that ability.
I have not drawn with the wacom stylus, I have used other stylus before so I assume its pretty much the same. Also, like any tablet its a learning curve. You need to learn how to compensate the fact you don't get pressure sensitivity. Or when an app simulates it, you need to learn how to work with it to get the desired effect.
Stellar job despite being an iPad painting... was this with a capacitative stylus or do they finally have an active digitizer for iOS? Despite having a Cintiq, I definitely support the proliferation of low-cost "Using-Android/iOS-Tablets-as-Drawing-Tools" if only to make digital drawing more widespread and intuitive. ^^b
Also, lol @ Rainbow Dash's bum on the cloud over there
Oh no, just a basic stylus. The program, Brushes, does have the option to mimic a stroke where the brush size does change. The way it works is that you get the full brush size when going slow, then you speed up and the size of the brush shrinks according to the speed. There is also an option to reverse that but I prefer the default method.
So yeah, it can still be a great tool in art without having a digitizer. Oh, and ironically I noticed that a lot of talented artist's don't even use the brush sensitivity, odd huh?
Haha, did you notice RD's tail there before or after my journal?
Ah, I see... that's kinda like how Autodesk Sketckbook Pro operates too. It's a little funky, but it certainly does the job especially with no pressure sensitivity. ^^
Still hoping for more pressure-sensitive tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note or the Asus MeMo to appear in the market, as those will offer the most realistic experiences. ^____^
Oh, and as for the irony... I know when I'm drawing, I'd like my tools to stay more or less consistent since I'm usually too engrossed to remember how fast I'm moving my cap. stylus or mouse. So of course I'd probably turn it off and just work with whatever's immediately available. ^___^
And sorry, that was before... thanks to my trek into the world of ponydom, my journal count is now up to 523 -- so don't be surprised if I don't get to your own entries in a timely manner, since they're more than likely to be buried under an impossible heap.
At least thanks to my large screen, Rainbow Dash's butt was the first thing I noticed when I zoomed in on the Downloadable version.
I wouldn't expect to see such smart phone or tablet integration with pressure sensitivity. The main manufacturers of any phone aren't knowledgeable in that field, and current patents on that technology would be hard to overcome. If anything, I see partnerships or companies being bought off with ownerships of those patents. Like lets say Wacom and Apple partners up and brings such sensitivity to the iPad.
Another consideration is the thickness of the digitizer. The aim of these smart devices is to be thin and lightweight, adding that in would be backwards. Plus, it would require more battery power, something that is a key point when selling the device. Last, the whole point of these touch devices is to 'touch'. Making a stylus a key feature would be again a step backwards. Last last (haha I keep thinking of more things), very few apps would even need such pressure sensitivity so there isn't much motivation to bring it to tablets or smart phones.
In summary…Cintiqs are still the way to go for pure on-screen digital work.
Funny you should mention that, since Samsung did partner with Wacom to produce their S-Pen for the Galaxy Note -- probably why it's so precise. ^^
The Asus MeMo uses it's own technology and patent workaround (presumably, I know that's a hairy issue thanks to the moronic US Patent System), but from what I heard it's a pretty decent implementation.
The real issue is software... developers are still stuck in the "smartphone/tablets are toys" mentality, even though the computational power already rivals or surpasses what we had in early 2000 (and we still had Photoshop and Illustrator back in those days). The day developers take these mobile devices seriously (like Adobe is kinda/sorta trying to gradually do), is the day we finally get some REAL productivity going!
And it is true that many people here in the West do see styluses as a step backwards, and not even the concerns of artists and professional note takers are enough to change that beyond just the occasional gimmick models. But on the other hand, they're probably essential for working with many Asian languages, and it's no small coincidence that resistive screens have not phased out nearly as fast as capacitative ones, even when cost isn't as much a factor anymore. I would definitely not count them totally out, just because they're implementation was bad and bulky in the past (here's looking at you, Windows tablets).
Clearly Samsung thinks so, since the Note is both pressure-sensitive, lightweight, thin and has great battery life. I'd say they (and some of the other stylus-equipped tablet makers) know something they're not telling us. :3
On the other hand, my Cintiq was helluva expensive, so not sure why I'm trying to obsolete it so quickly?
Despite being marginally evil, Wacom does provide decent Linux support, so I really can't throw dirt on their products. The Cintiq really has served me very well. ^__^
Oh yeah, saw that S-Pen thing. From what was shown, demonstrated, and marketed it seems like its geared more for business like people instead of creative individuals. Here's to hoping, it takes one huge successful phone to force the others to mimic.
Oh yeah, that's how I made all my old CameliaGirls paintings. ^^ Sadly haven't really felt emotionally-motivated to take it up again, so I'm sorry to say my Cintiq right now it collecting dust (especially since I prefer doing vector art in Inkscape with a mouse).
If you can make it to BronyCon in June, maybe I can offer it to you for a very steep discount (say 40% of its original value). That way you won't be jelly and I'll help fund even MORE sweet art from you.
And yeah, almost all the Android pressure-sensitive styluses, with perhaps the exception of the Flyer, are mainly marketed for businesses (probably because they consider it the "safest", given the small size of our artist market). But no matter... what matters is that they're there and they ain't going away.
[au contraire, I keep seeing more and more of them pop up] :3
Oh wow thank you! Though I always prefer to save for the most current model, which happens to be the Cintiq HD. I do this just so I can be legacy proof for as long as I can. Thanks for the offer but I'm saving up for that Cintiq HD.