I love that about Brushes too. I discovered it by accident and have amused myself endlessly watching The Process. It's interesting to see where one's mind goes when just playing. What starts out as a doodle becomes a landscape becomes a t-shirt becomes another scene. I think there is a way to play back the strokes in Procreate as well. 

My oil painting instructor loves the Wacom Bamboo stylus for his iPad mini, but I hear it's not so good on the Air. I'm going to try his out during tonight's class. If I like it, I'll report back.


Gretchen Halpert


On Thu, May 8, 2014 at 11:19 AM, Gail Guth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I have an actual brush stylus, looks like a regular brush and makes brushy strokes. it's fun when i remember to use it!

And appropriately, I have the Brushes app. the one thing I like about Brushes is that it automatically saves all of your strokes and can play them back. You can export that file into QuickTime on the desktop and adjust the speed. I thought it would be great for presentations to workshops, showing how drawings & paintings are built up over a series of steps.


On 5/8/14 11:01 AM, Gretchen Halpert wrote:
I use my finger, but would like to have a good stylus too. I don't care for the cheap universal ones I have. 

I'm still in the exploratory stage of working on my iPad. Procreate has layers and good tool options. That's the only app I have, except for Brushes on my phone. That's fun too. 


On May 8, 2014, at 10:00 AM, Patricia Savage <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Wow, y'all. Thanks for all the suggestions yesterday. I'm going to have a good time going tonight researching them.

Will all of them need a stylus or do you work with both your finger and a stylus?



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On 5/7/14 1:30 PM, Diana Marques wrote:

I like Adonit Jot Touch; but going the Adonit route is a personal choice, I think, since it feels differently than most of the other stylus brands in the market.

On May 7, 2014, at 13:09, gretchen halpert <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I'm happy with Procreate.

Diana, do you have a favorite pressure sensitive stylus that works with iPadAir?


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