This time I'd like to tell you a bit about my experience with the iPad Pro as drawing tool.
Last year in December, I bought an iPad Pro 10.5, because many artists began to use it with the Clip Studio Paint app.
My intention was a portable drawing device, usable without PC, for drawing on bed or mobile.
And yes, it was very expensive. The device plus the Apple Pencil (which has to be purchased separately) cost around $800, and I bought the one with 64GB storage.
But it was worth it in my opinion! Drawing on it is so fun and comfortable! The pencil is so accurate and feels so natural!
There is no parallax, so no gap between pen and cursor, just like drawing on paper!
I use it with a glass screen protector (because I prefer them) but many artists use it with a matte screen protector for a paperlike feeling. Just mind that matte screen protectors eat the nibs very fast.
Well, there are no expresskeys, neither on the tablet nor on the pencil. But you can get used to it fast. The iPad has a touch screen, so you can use your other hand for any inputs and zooming or rotating.
And the iPad can "recognize" if it's one finger or the heel of the hand, so in nearly 99%, you can leave your hand on the screen and you don't get bad surprises.
For now, I only did scribbles and lining on the iPad and it works very good!
I just didn't do some colorings because I'm still not familar with CSP. So I transfer the file to my laptop and use Paint Tool Sai for coloring. Works great this way!
And here are some of my sketches:
If the price doesn't scare you, and you'd like to have a mobile sketch book and more with you, I can recommend it!
If you are looking for a normal display tablet with a bigger screen, have a look at the XP-Pen Artist 15.6!
Review: XP-Pen Artist 15.6Hello everyone! Edit on 29th March 2018:
This time I want to share my experience with the display tablet XP-Pen Artist 15.6.
I bought this some weeks ago and I had some time to try it and here is my review!
The XP-Pen Artist 15.6 is a display tablet. This means you can directly draw on the display! This is cool, because I found it quite hard to draw on a tablet while looking at the display of the laptop.
This one only costs a bit less than $400 on Amazon currently.
Copy&Paste of the specifications:
Product Dimension: 443 x 280 x 12.6 mm
Thickness: 11 mm
Active Area: 344.16 x 193.59 mm
DPI: 1920 x 1080
Pen Pressure: 8192 levels
Resolution: 5080 LPI
Display Color Gamut: 75% Adobe RGB &
Apple just released a new iPad (non-Pro) which can be used with the Apple Pencil!! Clip Studio Paint tested this tablet and it works fine with their app.
The new iPad costs about $350 for the 32GB version plus $100 for the Pencil.
So in total about $450 which is a fine deal!
I haven't tested it yet but I would trust Clip Studio Paint in this case.
See you next time!