A few weeks ago Pogo stylus ran a competition for tablet artists and, true to form, I entered a digital painting on the last possible hour which doesn’t fit into any category. Hey ho, but fun to do, even if my life is a series of progressively sillier deadlines at the moment. Regardless: I drew this as a warm up sketch: and then finished this painting which I’d been noodling around with for a while:
(Last bus home. iPad, Pogo Sketch Pro, Pogo Connect, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro).
I like Pogo styli loads. When I create a digital painting I generally hold a Stylus Sock, a Nomad and a Pogo Sketch Pro and swap between the three depending on whether I’m doing outlines, shading or colouring. Pound for pound I think the Connect is still my favourite pressure sensitive stylus – it’s certainly the one which seems to know what it’s doing the most – although some of my fondness might be because it was also the first… (the Wacom is also very good and the Adonit Jot Script is good, but not pressure sensitive). There are some times when I pick up a stylus with no rhyme or reason, just to draw the picture which is on my mind, and I’m never unhappy if that’s a Connect or a Sketch Pro.
Wuf the dog on Nintendo 3DS XL using Art Academy software:
Art Academy is phenominally powerful for a cheap cart on what is perceived as a toy device. Obviously it’s not as full on as, say, Fresh Paint on Surface or ArtRage on iPad/iPhone/Desktop but for what it is and does I’ve got a lot of love for AA. Well worth a play if you’re so inclined. The Wii U version is also very good.
Also today: sat down for a short break in the newly opened Five Guys, Guildford. Once burger was eaten sat, drank Diet Coke and still Fanta and drew this on my phone:
Even remembered to click on the process video button 🙂
…which won’t embed. Grr.
A friend (hi Matt) asked me to test out my Jot Script on an iPad mini retina as it’s a screen that doesn’t necessarily like to play with styli as much as its bigger brother (nor the Hudl, Galaxy or other devices. It’s a very odd thing).
Anyhow worked like a dream, as did the Nomad play and Stylus Sock which I also had in my pocket. Hurrah. Only had five mins so was a turbo scribble but no problems noted in that time.
Drawn in the Guildford Solutions Inc, which is handy as it was next door to Five Guys 🙂
It was a good meeting actually, in as much as they ever are, this is just the way I like to make notes… Stops my mind wandering and thinking about which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle would play the best hand of poker.