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Drawing on an HTC One (with added video).

I’m a touch screen artist (mostly) now. That’s different, a little, from being a digital artist because of the mobility factor (although obviously I’m not going to carry an IWB with me on my walk to and from work). I love being able to sit on a bus, in a pub, in a cafe or so on and be able to draw, paint and photograph. It possibly helps that I’ve been a long time commuter on busses so can draw at the same time as anticipating bumps, corners and other traffic. It’s not much of a super hero skill, but hey, at least I’ve got one 🙂 Wasn’t particularly easy to draw on the HTC and film at the same time but what can I say, multi-tasking is obviously my secondary mutation 🙂

…but I’m also a part time teacher which means I have to think carefully about which screens I buy (or which screens I borrow when in a shop 🙂 ) I never buy a screen unless I’ve managed to draw three or four pictures on it without issue and with the screen in question accepting the styli I like the most (*cough*looking at you iPad mini with have the styli not working*cough*).

Which leads me onto my latest testing ground: the HTC One.

I’ve drawn on it before (and drawn on one yesterday as well) and hope to draw on it more in the future as well. Like it so far, worked very well with the Nomad Compose and Mini 2, the Pogo Sketch Pro and the Jot Script which are my main go-tos at the moment

The HTC Maxi is also on my list of screens I want to play with, but, just in case, I’m saving the date on the 25th, you know, just in case anyone asks me (or some of my students and I) to come and have a draw on a screen or two 🙂

Also on Styli…

Not all of my styli but here’s a clutch of them, the ones I had in my work bag today…

Which, bearing in mind I’ve lost a few recently ( 🙁 ) is still a bit scary. More worrying is that this is pencil case 1 of 2 and the other one has a similar amount in… Hmm… I may have a problem.

A range of styli draw in DrawQuest app. Animated version here: http://drawquest.com/p/2bwflr

Anyhow, also on my birthday the list of styli received (the Wacom Intuos Creative being one):

also contained a Pogo Sketch Pro to replace a lost one (one of my favourites – a delicately beautiful stylus. Fragile but light and wonderful) and a Nomad Mini2 which is completely new on me. I did order a mini 1 once but it was out of stock between ordering and receiving it 🙁

Nomad Mini 2 painted on an iPad using Sketchbook app using a… well… you can guess which stylus.

Nomad Mini 2 painted on an iPad using DrawQuest app using… well… you can probably guess correctly again…

As expected the Nomad Mini 2 is excellent. A lovely shape and works well with every screen I’ve thrown it at.

I’ve already drawn the Sketch Pro but will do so again sometime soon…

I also drew a Pogo Connect with a Pogo Connect with an app which doesn’t have the capacity to connect to a Pogo Connect. Because that’s the sort of idiot I am.

Pogo Connect, Didlr app, iPad 3.

Next on the stylus list? Nothing planned…Ahem.

But I always say that. I do like the idea of the Hex3 Nota (for the Android support) and the Adonit Evernote edition (for the thin tip support…) and the… Well, I had better stop there I think. Exciting times, as always. Screens, apps and styli are a fabulous combination.


Updated the Cupcake a smidge… Which leads me onto wondering if I should do some more as it was a lovely thing to draw. Hmmmm…

Also… did a little photo-editing effects work on an Android app called Photo Viva which left me with this:

I’ll keep plodding along with that app – I was looking for liquify apps at the time but it seemed to have a nicer, fuller, feature set. So far, it’s interesting. Won’t get a chance for a full on play but I think it’s coming up time soon for me to update my ‘so you’ve bought/been given a tablet‘ post from just after Christmas…

Anyhow: Autodesk Sketchbook Pro/Hudl tablet/Dagi and Nomad.