Does anyone use a 'glove' with Apple Pencil?

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  1. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    I've had my iPad Pro for a couple of weeks now. I got the Apple pencil soon after and absolutely love it with Procreate and Concepts.

    Love it. Use it more than my iMac or MBPr at this point and probably for the foreseeable future.

    One of the only gripes I have whatsoever is how easily the screen transfers any oils or dirt from my hands and fingers onto the screen of the iPad. This thing is a dirt magnet.

    This brings me to my question.

    Does anyone use a light glove with the fingers cut out to draw digitally on the iPad or any other digital media for that matter? Seems the Apple Pencil is VERY sensitive to anything on the glass surface and doesn't glide smoothly over those spots you can see after touching the screen with bare hands. The tip of the pencil will seem to "catch and drag' a bit when going over an even slightly dirty surface. I have to constantly wash my hands and screen while doing anything with the pencil.

    So does anyone know of any artists gloves that would help?
     
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    Bpmd macrumors newbie

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    Some Cintiq users have been using these for years: http://www.smudgeguard.com/index.htm

    No reason it wouldn't work for an iPad. And yes I agree, any spots of grease or dust cause the pencil to skip or slip across the surface.

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    Hmm. I don't get what is hilarious.

    http://www.dokiwear.com

    And part of the equation is moisture and sweat from resting your palm on the screen for an extended amount of time or drawing outside here in humid Florida.
     
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    That looks perfect. I didn't want a five finger version.
     
  6. john.spirou macrumors member

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    I am using a matte screen protector in my ipad and i have no problem with smudge, fingerprints etc.... I have also eliminate reflections and my hand slides fast in the screen. It has a nice texture for the pencil too....
     
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    You may want to look up what this is used for before commenting ;) These sleeves are a more modern/different take on what monks used when doing calligraphy (and what modern day calligraphers are still using): a piece of paper to rest your hand on. This prevents sweat affecting paper and ink but it also allows for a more smoother movement (paper on paper glides more easily).

    Wacom sells these sleeves for use with their tablets and Cintiq displays so your hand doesn't stick to the surface and you can move more easily. People drag their pinky around when drawing/writing and for some these sleeves alleviate the pain in their pinky. And yes, this also prevents dirty screens from hand/fingers touching them (which can indeed cause issues when moving any object incl. ones finger across the screen).

    It's not about dirt, it's about ease of movement and it is centuries old. You could use paper, cardboard or a sheet of transparant plastic too.
     

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