Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sketchbook pro 2.0 on iPad

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I've always been a fan of the "Art of .."-books from the Pixar and Disney movies and especially of the Pastel work of  Ralph Eggleston. And because I had the Art of Finding Nemo book lying on my desk and wanted to try out my Wacom stylus with the recently updated Autodesk Sketchbook Pro for iPad it seemed like a nice thing to try to emulate that pastel feeling by copying one of the images in the book:

I must day that I was pleasantly surprised by the custom brushes in SB pro..


Nori Tominaga said...

Nice one. Agreed with the brushes and the brush shop. It crashed too many times for me though!

Erik said...

Thanks Nori. Surprised about the crashes though, I haven't had a single crash. Don't know if it makes a difference but I close all apps but the painting app in the taskmanager so memory problems don't occur.

Arto Isotalo said...

Nice drawing, Erik! BTW, I also gave in and bought an iPad 2 :) No surprise, my first purchases were all art apps. Haven't got Sketchbook Pro though, just the free Express version.

Erik said...

Thanks Arto! Nice purchase, you'll wont regret it. If you have some spare change left I would suggest buying Procreate which is my fav. painting program and a Nomad brush (although you can do a lot with just your fingers). Procreate will release an 1.5 update within a few weeks which runs awesome on an Ipad 2 and supports HD resolution, blending modes, lock transparency, custom brushes, plus it is super responsive and the most important controls are just a tap away.

Arto Isotalo said...

Procreate was actually my first purchase, since I saw you had made beautiful stuff with it :) Do you know if the HD update is free for existing customers or does it have to be bought separately?

I also bought Artrage and Zen Brush. I like Zen brush a lot, even if it's got only one brush type and black and gray ink. The one brush just happens to be a REALLY nice one :) I'm also itching for Auryn Ink, have you tried it yet?

My stylus is a DIY one. It's a stainless steel pipe with fine, soft conductive fabric rolled to a kind of brush tip shape on the end. A piece of heat shrink tubing to keep the fabric in place. The stulys feels like a brush and is responsive.

Erik said...

AArgh, blogger just deleted my post..
1.5 update is free
More info:

Haven't tried Auryn ink.

Can you do a blogpost about your stylus?

Stan Hughes said...

This is cool.

Erik said...

Thank you Stan!

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