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Thanks much! You were one of the people I considered asking directly. 
And I will check in with Glendon as well.

Most sincerely,
Sara

At 02:05 PM 4/22/2015, you wrote:
>Hi Sara,
>
>One could use an ipad as a tool to make illustrations and for 
>example Glendon Mellow does that, but I bet he doesn't only uses an 
>ipad. With the right pen ( 
><https://store.wacom.com/us/en/product/CS600PK/>https://store.wacom.com/us/en/product/CS600PK/ 
>the Intuos Creative Stylus 2 and the right apps (Photoshop or Bamboo 
>paper for example) you can go a long way, especially if you are 
>making art that is for web publication. But for other stuff I would 
>go for a pc or a mac along with a good tablet. if she wants to have 
>the experience of drawing on the screen itself she could also look 
>for a cintiq companion. the first generation is cheaper now and the 
>second generation is becoming more and more promising as a full 
>fledged solution (1st gen: 
><https://store.wacom.com/us/en/product/DTHW1300L/>https://store.wacom.com/us/en/product/DTHW1300L/ 
>)
>
>I have an ipad now for 2 years and although I can illustrate on it I 
>find myself not doing it: it's too small and I don't have the 
>control my cintiqs are giving me. But for a real experience with 
>illustrating on ipad ask Glendon.
>
>Mieke
>
>
>Mieke Roth
>Science illustrator
><http://miekeroth.com>http://miekeroth.com
>+31 (0) 6 37 28 08 99
>
>Op 22 apr. 2015 om 20:45 heeft Sara Taliaferro 
><<mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]> het volgende geschreven:
>
>>Dear Folks,
>>
>>One of my students asked if I use or know of anyone who uses an app 
>>on their iPad to do illustration work. I replied that I knew of 
>>people who liked to take the iPad on trips and sketch with it, but 
>>I was not aware that anyone produced scientific illustrations for 
>>publication on their iPads. She is teetering on the brink of buying 
>>an Intuos pad, which is what I would suggest.
>>
>>How would you have advised her (or me)? Am I so "last generation" 
>>in my thinking?
>>
>>Most sincerely,
>>Sara
>>
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