When it comes to using the iPad for paintings and drawing, I’ve come to think of it as an advanced sketching device, which is why I’m not putting colour into very many of these. Since this will be brought into Photoshop, pasted into a higher res image, and painted over, spending a lot of time on colour for a commission like this seemed like a waste of time.
One of the reasons I love painting and sketching on the iPad is that it forces me to tighten up an image as much as possible at very low resolution, with fewer tools than are available in Photoshop. That way, when I do begin to paint over it, the likeness is pretty solid.
This really is a lot of fun, and after trying a number of styli and apps, I’ve now got my preferred iPad tools down. For this painting, I used the procreate app, the Wacom Bamboo Stylus, and the Nomad Mini Brush.