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With iCloud coming up this is less of an issue. http://www.apple.com/icloud/
Last edited by Arshes Nei; June 24th, 2011 at 05:21 PM.
This is something I'm sure Ipad users can appreciate. It's called the Jot Captive Stylus and it is basically the assemble lined version of the DIY stylus on the previous page and it looks great.
I found these reviews to be a good analysis about the pen.
Check them out here and the full review Here
and then check out the video review
Last edited by artmessiah; October 1st, 2011 at 07:20 PM.
To anyone wanting to draw on their ipad and hate the fat tip stylus, get the Adonit Jot (as mentioned above by yours truly), it fugging rocks. Got mine today and it makes a whole world of difference in the drawing experience. The Jot Pro is very much worth the money if you can get it. If pressure sensitivity was added you'd have as close as you can get a portable cintiq. You don't have to hold the pen a certain way like the dagi Stylus - It kinda feel like the tip on a wacom pen sliding on the screen. Just make a glove for your drawing hand. I made a glove using an old leather garden glove and cut out all the fingers except the pinky (think smudge guard for cintiqs). Works well - that is all... I'm back to drawing
Last edited by artmessiah; October 1st, 2011 at 07:29 PM.
I'll just repost what I wrote on the previous page - I know you already read it Darkmagistric, but I feel compelled to restate it here
These last posts are pretty incredible!
Im looking to buy an ipad next week. I got hooked the other day when i got a stylus for my iphone, it works really well. You dont need the pressure sensitivity either in my opinion.
I cant wait to go to the apple store to get one!
Saw and downloaded this app called MyBrushes . It has a lot of the Mypaint default brushes/blenders/fx brushes and even has the option of choosing a backgroud (like Mypaint). Overall the program runs a bit slow and glitchy with certain brushes (the default pen for example), It doesn't have layers and a few mypaint features are missing, but it's the closest I've seen to mypaint on the Ipad and it has an auto record feature for play back of the drawing process. Hopefully with a few updates this app will get better.
I think Inspire Pro could knock their price down a few dollars. While I understand how simple and smooth it was, there were a lack of helpful features that I wasn't too keen on.
It does go on special I think it did recently for 99 cents, but I think they can stop with the specials and lower the base price.
What is your opinion of Brushes. I have not tried the program but Procreate seems to have more functions...I just know Brushes was the "first"/most popular due to people who used it to get it into the spotlight (along with Colors - I still play with that on the DS)
Thanks, I'll give Brushes a try then. It was nearly 18 bucks when I last saw it (which is...too much for an app imo considering the limitations of the iPad) but I think it went down to 8 which I'll give it a shot.
Is there anything on the Android end? I'm trying to decide between Ipad 2 and the new ASUS Transformer Prime, but I only found Sketchbook Pro and Photoshop Touch on the Android marketplace, while Ipad has all these awesome apps made for it.
Also I hope any of these apps allow to keep some sort of color selector ON the screen all the time, preferably in it's own toolbar and not hovering over a painting area, or allow to pick the color off the painting.
iPen is from a Kickstarter project that looks extremely promising. It is a active stylus that works similar to wacom digitized pen tablets. It has pen recognition that starts to work as soon as the pen hovers above the screen - awesome. It doesn't have pressure sensitivity yet, but it will once the iPEN 2 gets released (doubly awesome ). All apps don't work with it yet, but most of the art apps will and there is a list on their site that shows which future apps will work. The pen itself will be about $60, which is a fair (not the cheapest), but fair price. All in all this looks like great news for ipad artist. Check out the site and info HERE
And or check out these videos
* edit the retail price is $89... hmm still fair.
I used this fix and I'm happy with it.
But this fix might work better for those that want a looser jot tip than what the first solution (that I like) offers. It is the solution of using a thermal compound on the tip.
Last edited by artmessiah; December 26th, 2011 at 10:43 PM.
ByZero looks great too, but, the iPen has more support. It already has partnerships with the makers of Artrage, Procreate, Sketch Club, and Ibis Paint (all great drawing apps) and it's about $70 cheaper. However ByZero does makes a pen very similar to the iPen and it's available right now on Amazon. If you got money burning your pockets than maybe you may want to get this. Although, waiting for the iPen may be a better option. I may end up getting both to see which one performs the best.
Clearly you can do it with a private API but it's against Apple's rules.
Personally, I prefer the Zero Stylus pen. Designed like a broad stroke pen, it can be quite handy in outlining designs or even if I'm just doodling on my iPad.
ZeroStylus - Stylus for capacitive touchscreens
When is the open due out? I think I could go with the Adonis jot for now until then. Also looking for app comparisons. Sketchbook pro, art rage, procreate and brushes seem to be at the top.
My top pick is procreate. Great for drawing and painting. It uses a custom paint engine to take advantage of the GPU. Smoothest UI and actively developed. A big update is due to hit anytime now. I bought it when it was 7.99 and it was the best money I've spent on an app.
btw, I like the Cosmonaut and Nomad Compose Styli, but they don't seem to be what you're looking for.