This I sketched out on my new iPad which I’ve been playing with lately.
I’m not sure where I got the reference from now, I thought it was Sktchy but can’t find it there so can’t credit the photo. To be honest it’s so far removed from the original that I doubt anyone would recognise them being related.
Whilst I’m happy with it I am still finding a few frustrations. The top three being;
– even on the very highest resolution it still seems quite pixelated when zoomed in for the details. It’s enough that I wouldn’t consider printing at A3 size even though theoretically it should be high enough resolution to print at A2 without pixelation.
– I think I’m so used to drawing with chalky or graphite mediums that it’s hard to transition to the near frictionless surface. Imagine trying to draw on a window with a Biro.
For instance I was trying to draw some simple circles about 4″ diameter, they were pretty bad. I thought I’d lost the ability so tried on a piece of paper using the same method (draw from shoulder or elbow rather than wrist) and straight away was good, not perfect but close enough.
Perfection is a problem. I can ‘cheat’ on the iPad as I’m sure many do. There are shapes built in so it’s very easy just to draw a perfect circle every time, but that perfection looks unnatural and inorganic. If prefer a wonky 96% version on my drawings.
– Procreate, it’s seemingly wonderful, the gold standard, but whenever I try features such as masking off they don’t behave as I’d expect. What I think would be a simple task “don’t colour over the lines” sort of thing… nope, I’m doing it wrong somehow.
And that last bit is important. I am doing it wrong, on all of the frustrations. Part of learning is accepting it’s you and not the tool that’s at fault. ☝️😩
However, I will just gripe about the Apple iOS. I know it’s a heated subject for some but oh wow it’s user-unfriendly! Very surprised by that, but again the simplest task seems deliberately obstructed. Things which you take for granted in Windows, Linux or Android are just horrible in iOS, how did this ever become so popular? 🤭