Sketching/designing app?

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Danando1993, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Danando1993, Apr 16, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

    Danando1993 macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2010
    Could anybody recommend the best types of sketching/designing/painting apps to create anything from cartoons to realistic portraits. Free or paid.

    Also wondering about the best stylus to use with the iPad.
  2. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

    Compile 'em all

    Apr 6, 2005
    I heard good things about Autodesk's SketchBook.
  3. Danando1993 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2010
    I've looked at that on the app store it looks pretty good looking for people's opinions of which app is the best.
  4. Gomff macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2009
    I looked at brushes and sketchbook but decided to go with sketchbook because it looked like it had more tools. No regrets, although I also bought Inkpad which is a vector based app (a bit like illustrator).

    Whichever one you go for, I'd highly recommend buying a stylus as working with your finger is a bit limited IMHO. I went for a boxwave, which seems ok. You have to get used to drawing with it without the rest of your hand touching the screen which is a bit weird at first.

    I was a bit skeptical of what could be done with a 1024 x 768 workspace but it's not too bad.....I'd like to see a drawing app offer a bigger canvass though, since the iPad2 could cope with it.
  5. Legion93 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    Death Star, Rishi Maze
    You could try Photoshop Express, Adobe Ideas or Brushes, as far as I know, they are quite good. It depends on what type of sketching you would like to do, I think there are some other apps as well, but not sure.
  6. Danando1993 thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 14, 2010
    I bought sketchbook and it works well with plenty of tools to use, im still un sure of which stylus to buy at the moment but I think there is a griffin one which is supposed to be good. Adobe Ideas is really simple but sketching works well on it.

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