iPad Pro Learn to draw

Discussion in 'iPad' started by eclipse01, May 15, 2019.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    I know this might have been a better fit in the "apps" area, but I really wanted to possibly get into drawing, but I really suck bad at it.

    If I buy an Apple pencil 2, is there a good app out there that can teach me?
  2. Expobill macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2018
    Im using sketchclub for my cartoons, but draw with a finger instead of a stylus.
    The drawings i use are imported pencil sketches through the ipad camera, and drawn over.
    As far as learning to draw, i recommend using a real pencil and paper simply to get the basics of portions realistic, which i cant do on an ipad. I see alot of distorted and unporportioned drawings because the artist did not draw the subject as whole.
    I hope this makes sense, kinda hard to explain.......
  3. jagolden macrumors 6502a


    Feb 11, 2002
    Aside from the hardware, I’d suggest Udemy.com for online classes. Their instructors are good, they’re inexpensive, and I’m sure I saw at least one or two courses on introductory drawing.
  4. Expobill macrumors 65816


    May 30, 2018
    When i interned at MAD, nick ficaro advised me to always draw, watching tv, sitting on a bus, always draw
  5. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816


    Nov 28, 2018
    I’d also suggest them! They’re the best!
  6. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    MAD was a great magazine.i remember reading it as a teen many moons ago. One Flew Over the Cookoos Nest edition was one of my favs.

    You were given solid advice.

    OP, I agree with Bill. Start with pencil and paper.
  7. kazmac macrumors 604


    Mar 24, 2010
    On the silver scream
    Hmmm...drawing apps that teach? I do not know.

    Procreate is fantastic though.

    I watched several anatomy videos on YouTube and just fiddled around. Whenever I copy comic book art, anything I draw right after that is always better.

    Anyone can learn to draw. I have a long way to go, but am so happy with just getting lost in the process and drawing. If the finished product doesn’t match what I was copying, or articulate what’s in my imagination, I strive to happily accept the end result.
  8. PBG4 Dude, May 16, 2019
    Last edited: May 16, 2019

    PBG4 Dude macrumors 68030

    PBG4 Dude

    Jul 6, 2007
    I love MAD magazine too! I remember they had an article on phobias, and one was “Opecaphobia”, the fear of gas prices going up while filling your tank!

    Always dug “The Lighter Side” monthlies as well.

    On topic, there is the /r/learntodraw subreddit to help beginners. There are also tons of great YouTube drawing instructors, like Proko.
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida

    I remember long ago buying a drawing program, installing it and then realizing that I could not draw anything. Some can learn while others have so much talent!

    Good luck on your journey!
  10. eclipse01 thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
  11. badatusernames macrumors regular


    Jul 1, 2018
    Good luck! It's a funny thing I was thinking about getting into drawing today and just came across this thread.
  12. a2jack macrumors regular


    Feb 5, 2013
    Me too. Like forever I have only been able to draw one thing... a kitty cat face I learned as a child from a comic book. LOL a2

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