A bit more about the “Art Set Pro” app.
This past week I tried out more of the media in the “Art Set Pro” app. I’ve spent a while using the paints and oil pastels and a bit of crayon, pencil…. in this app; but I’ve hardly (mainly due to lack of time) “touched” on – quite the appropriate word – all the other media it offers.
I’ve also recently drawn a little in the “Bamboo Paper” app. I enjoy the “feel” of it’s media, however I’d enjoy it even more, if it also supplied smudge tools.
The smudge tools (aside from the incredibly naturalistic media) are what sets “Art Set Pro” apart from other art apps. They are just so handy, and replicate much of what I use when I draw or paint, on paper and canvas.
*On the captions under the artworks, I write more about the media and processes I use.
In the app store I wrote a review, stating the excellence of “Art Set Pro” and gave it the highest rating.
The charcoal in “Art Set Pro” is (so far) the only one I’ve found in an art app, that accurately offers the “feel” and look of this particular drawing media. To the point, I sometimes, while pushing and smudging it with my finger (don’t like to use a stylus) I stop to wipe my hands – at least momentarily!
Art apps can be a valuable addition, to the traditional media and tools that artists already use. The advantage of using an iPad (or an android art app) is you don’t need any previous skills in computer or digital art – it’s simple and straightforward.
Links to some other artists using art apps
Athursdayschild – all her artwork is beautiful; she paints lovely faces and is also a writer.
Portfoliolongo Great artwork, woodwork and very funny cartoons; he is also a very talented muscian as well!
Daily Wip “Works in Progress” by Tracy Bezesky Lovely works in acrylic, oils, watercolour, pastels..some work in clay; and also creates amazing animations; and uses the “Art Set Pro” app.
To finish, a few words on the “Scanner Pro” app.
To the right is a scan I did of one of my watercolours (it was actually a colour copy version) on paper. I just held the iPad near it while it was on the wall, as I just quickly wanted to show a friend how easy it was to use my iPad and the “Scanner Pro” app. It turned out better than I thought; given that it wasn’t in a very good light.
I often print my iPad art, and recently printed an picture onto matt paper instead of gloss. It gave it a lovely natural finish, and a great surface to add more media to. Then if you want, you can rescan it; add more media in an art app; print it again…..and so on..endless! And lots of fun!
Have a great day. 🙂