Pen Tablet

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by cecilrwilliams, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. cecilrwilliams

    cecilrwilliams
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    112
    Thanks Received:
    22
    I Use the Wacom 3 Pen Tablet for my PC, which works great. As PC/MAC tablet, WACOM are the best.

    My question: is there a Pen Tablet designed to work with the IOS iPad 3 to latest model? I love to draw and paint digitally; however. I would enjoy using my iPad vs. off to my computer room to use the WACOM.
     
  2. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    20,398
    Thanks Received:
    6,046
    There are a number of good drawing apps for the iPad, some of them, like Sketchbook, have PC versions that you can move the drawing back and forth between.

    However, do not expect the kind of accuracy and responsiveness you get with your WACOM. The iPad's screen is capacitive.. This is a lot less accurate than your WACOM tablet and does not directly support pressure sensitive.

    To get around this there are several companies that make active styluses for the iPad that are a bit more accurate than your finger, and add pressure sensitive. These usually pair with your iPad using Bluetooth and only work (with all features) with compatible apps. The Jot Adonit styluses are the ones I've read the most about, but there are others.

    It's all compromises, but it is doable, and a lot of fantastic art has been produced on the iPad.


    It occurs to me that what you might be asking for is a tablet peripheral to work with your iPad. As far as I know there is no such device; though there might be something in the Hacking forum that would allow you to pair a drawing tablet with a jailbroken iPad, I doubt you'll find any apps that support it properly. But I could be wrong.
     
  3. LannyC

    LannyC
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Ninja

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,631
    Thanks Received:
    1,068
    Kyle Lambert doesn't need a stylus to do iPad art:



    This will blow you away!

    This post handcrafted from 100 percent post-consumer recycled electrons.
     
    #3 LannyC, Dec 16, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 23, 2014
  4. cecilrwilliams

    cecilrwilliams
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    112
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Yes he is great, I could not do that with Amy WACOM. I was looking for a tablet that would dock to the iPad, not jailbraking to do so.

    I have the app he uses and he has spent a great deal of time creating his own brushes to accomplish his art.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
  5. dougrogers

    dougrogers
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Thanks Received:
    10
    The three apps I've settled on and use the most are Paper, proCreate and Sketches. Of course, Paper's pencil stylus is quite nice. I've been through a few other styluses from various other manufacturers. The best I've found are the simplest with the squishy rubbery tips.

    There are no external drawing surface accessories for the iPad.
     
  6. navneetsinha999

    navneetsinha999
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2013
    Messages:
    6
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Pen tablet are used for authoring and illustrating freely and handily. At work, you can use pen tablet to give a professional business presentation.
     
  7. Diane B

    Diane B
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    May 8, 2010
    Messages:
    822
    Thanks Received:
    122
    i have the original non BT Adonit Jot stylus--have had it for several years and just bought a second one as backup. It works great in Paper and Procreate, both of which I have (and also use in Noteshelf, Noteability, etc for handwriting and even simple sketches). With all the options in proCreate you might find it works great without the levels of sensitivity. i have had big Wacom tablets for my PCs for years so can compare. Not the same but I found it interesting the other day when I read an artist say he still preferred drawing/"painting" on the Ipad because of the direct tool to screen as opposed to using the Wacom pen which is mapped to the monitor. Mine is called the Classic on Amazon but you will have to look at descriptions on the Adonit page to select.

    As to the Morgan Freeman portrait, he would either have to create brushes in Procreate (which I'm sure he has) and/or use a stylus which would allow him more control IMO. I just like having the pencil/brush in my hand but not required with very carefully built brushes in Procreate. In Paper you don,t have those options so a stylus would be nice. I like the Jot because i can use it anywhere, any app. I lose some levels of sensitivity in those apps that offer it but i haven't found that a hindrance. i have looked at the new Adonit BT but am not sure i will buy it--I'm not an artist, just like to doodle and use handwriting a great deal.
     
    #7 Diane B, Dec 27, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2013
  8. dougrogers

    dougrogers
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2011
    Messages:
    152
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Quite right. You don't need a stylus. But I am so used to drawing or painting with an implement....

    I tired of the clicky tappy noise of the Adonits, and the loss of connectivity.
     
  9. cecilrwilliams

    cecilrwilliams
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2012
    Messages:
    112
    Thanks Received:
    22
    Using Painter 3 or Photoshop CC or 4-6, with a WACOM tablet is almost like having paint and brush in hand. I had several neck surgeries that have limited the use or control of my stylus due to tremors in hand. This really limits critical detail work or even making selections accurately.

    If would be great if WACOM and Apple would develop a app to allow either Bluetooth or adaptor USB from tablet with the charging connector. I know this would drain the battery power from the tablet, if mobility is important. If not, separate power cable for tablet. Accessibility for those with physician disabilities is not profitable I guess.

    The attachment I made with PC/WACOM and fractals.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page



Search tags for this page

can i use wacom pen on ipad procreate