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Artist apps, tools, demos, & links for the ipad

dks

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One of the main reasons I wanted an ipad was the ability to use it as a digital sketchpad/canvas...
& as a replacement for my design notes & drawings in my moleskines. I also want to use it as a portable portfolio.

I would like to draw onto a photo while discussing & changing ideas with a client.
I would then like to be able to bring those sketches/paintings back to the studio & export them into PS, Painter, etc.
I would also like to find a small vector program that exports to AI.

So I started a list of app/product review links that I will be checking out... As, I am still waiting for my 3G ipad, I am using this time to develop this list.

I have not tried any of the apps, so other opinions would be nice, as I am searching for ones that are fairly well recommended & worth the money & time.

If you have other artist links & apps that you as an artist recommend, please add.

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Demos/Videos:


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKIVZeYiTN4]YouTube - iPad Painting Demo[/ame]
(ipad + sketchbook pro + pogo sketch stylus)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Is-t7fsU4Nw]YouTube - Ipad sketch on sketchbook pro[/ame]
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYSRQDxeGZY]YouTube - Drawing on the Apple Ipad[/ame]
(ipad + sketchbook pro & brushes + pogo sketch stylus + fingerless glove)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oNCvAMldKE&feature=related]YouTube - iPad Caricature Demonstration with Sketchbook Pro (by Digital Artist Angie Jordan)[/ame]
(ipad + sketchbook pro + pogo sketch stylus... how-to demo of app, saving & printing your work)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEU0EmiZcAk]YouTube - Best iPad App - Drawing Pad![/ame]
(ipad + drawing pad + stylus?... looks like good app for use with kids)


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqb1T5WERos]YouTube - Art Authority for iPad[/ame]
(art authority app... historical museum of art for ipad)



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Ipad Drawing/Painting Apps:



SketchBook Pro: (exports as psd file)
SketchBook Pro Entertainment App | Macworld


Brushes: (exports high-resolution to mac w/ ‘brushes viewer’)
iPad version of Brushes comes into view | Photography | iPhone Central | Macworld


SketchPad HD: (digital journal type app... exports as pdf)
SketchPad HD Utilities App | Macworld


Layers: (exports jpg or psd w/layers)
Layers for iPad adds online gallery, Pro options | Entertainment | iPhone Central | Macworld


ArtStudio: (currently developing app for ipad)


Ideas: (can export to mac for PS & AI; exports to PDF, vectors, 50 undo, free app)
Adobe?? Ideas 1.0 for iPad Entertainment App | Macworld

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Stylus & Pen Tablet Apps:



Pogo Sketch: (I will buy one, but I hoping for much more competition with much better designs)
Pogo Sketch


Inklet: (waiting for ipad version to be made... pressure sensitivity would be fabulous!)
Inklet Trackpad Tablet


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Artist Magazines on Ipad:


Advanced Photoshop

Photoshop Creative

3D Artist mag

3D creative mag

iCreate

Digital Photographer mag
 
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I am a bit of an artist, but never did the digital thing. I would like to see the output of these in the future and see how it compares to classic drawing, painting etc....
 

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Just seems to me that the tactile feel of the medium be it paper or canvas of whatever would be missed.
 
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You are correct, w/ digital art the feel of traditional media is definitely missing.

But it can provide many advantages for preliminary design & compositional layouts for later paintings... you can move elements within the compositions without having to redraw every time... communicating & adjusting ideas with clients is easier, etc... & I hope the ipad makes field work a little easier too.

I am a constant doodler, idea & note jotter & a professional artist working in real media for large-scale commissioned & public art projects... but I also work to improve my digital art skills so I am able to move my art into new materials & areas... & though I still paint & draw in the old-fashioned analog style.. I love working in the digital realm too & can’t wait to explore that w/ the ipad.

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If some of the art done by iphone & ipod touch artists are any indication, I think what will be done on the ipad in the future will only get better.

classical artist, David Kassan’s example of his iphone sketching:
Drawing: Drawing on the iPhone - The Drawing Blog - Artist Daily


some other Iphone & Ipod touch artist galleries:

Flickr: salnavarro's Photostream

iPad & Touch 2010 - a set on Flickr

Flickr: Goro Fujita's Photostream

Digital Drawing


Brushes - Ipad edition discussion group by developer:
Flickr: Discussing Brushes ? iPad Edition in Brushes Gallery ? iPhone Art

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Thanks DKS for the useful info and for posting a link to my early attempts at the iphone brushes app, I got the ipad right away and got the brushes app about 3 weeks ago and have been playing around by drawing people on the subway here in NYC, and took the ipad with me to LA where I did some museum studies with it. Last week I filmed myself finger painting from the model that was in my studio for a three hour session, I also webcast the session on ustream which was a blast, Had a great time demoing the app and iPad to folks all over the world. Anyway, I posted a quick paint from the session on you tube yesterday and I thought you might dig it.

here is a link to the youtube clip.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/user/DavidJonKassan#p/a/u/0/5OLP4nbAVA4[/ame]

thanks again for the rad post.
 
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[ame="http://www.youtube.com/user/DavidJonKassan#p/a/u/0/5OLP4nbAVA4"]four[/ame]
 
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