Apps that teach you how to draw?

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  1. LiemTa macrumors regular

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    Got iPad Pro and Apple Pemcil so I could finally learn to draw. What apps do this, preferably with Apple Pencil support
     
  2. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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  3. batcatman macrumors member

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    yeah forget the apps, how did u get the Pencil;)
     
  4. Speechless macrumors 6502

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    xD

    All your responses are about to be about that damn pencil.
     
  5. Ghost31 macrumors 68000

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    So how did you get the Apple pencil?

    Just following the crowd here
     
  6. EdisEdward macrumors 6502

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    Could have bought 500 reams of paper and 500 pens instead of iPad to learn how to draw
     
  7. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    I'd love to know if you find anything useful, please come back and post if you do...
     
  8. sparkie1984 macrumors 68000

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    Agreed will be watching this thread for more info
     
  9. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    If you are on your iPad, maybe it would be better to not use an app to learn how to draw as it will consume your display to show you how. Maybe AirPlay a video or website from your phone whilst practising on your iPad.
     
  10. Nausicaa macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there are any good apps like that, nothing like Art Academy on the 3DS (although I expect someone is working on it). I would also caution against attempting to learn how to draw in an all digital format. It's good to work with real media.

    In any case, there's tons of resources online:

    https://www.drawspace.com/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/ArtFundamentals/
     
  11. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    I'm going to look for some kind of "connect the dots" app on the store that supports the pencil Yep, my drawing skills are atrocious. :)
     
  12. AJsAWiz, Nov 17, 2015
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    AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    I can't draw either. Try these:
    http://appcrawlr.com/ios-apps/best-apps-learning-to-draw

    Update:
    Just go to the iTunes Store and search for "how to draw".
    Even better yet, go to appshopper.com and do the same search.
    You'll find more apps here. I downloaded a few to try out.
     
  13. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    I recommend using Procreate. I think you should practice tracing line art from cartoons/comics to get used to using the pencil/iPad. Place a layer filled with solid white on top of the line-art, and reduce that layer's opacity to 60-80%. Then add a blank layer on top to trace on.
     
  14. AppleRobert macrumors 603

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    Anything definitive that you tried from your downloads that you like? And thanks by the way.
     
  15. lewisd25 macrumors 6502a

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    I also recommend subscribing to ImagineFX via iPad. Their magazine is fantastic for learning art techniques for Photoshop/Procreate. Plus, seeing other's artwork is inspiring and enjoyable.
     
  16. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    ImagineFX and 2DArtist are my current favorites right now. TONS of tutorials to follow along with as well, which is nice for a super hobbyist/amateur like me that hasn't practiced in awhile.
     
  17. LiemTa thread starter macrumors regular

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    Split screen
     
  18. RY∆N macrumors member

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    Probably just go on youtube and find some tutorials.

    Kinda crazy it took an $800 tablet and $100 pencil for you to finally start learning how to draw.
    We've had pencil and paper for good minute now lol. jk.
     
  19. PhoneI macrumors 65816

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    Art Academy would be awesome on the iPad Pro.
     

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