First Free Sketch on my iPad Pro! (MediBang Paint)
The second I finished watching the iPad Pro’s trailer in 2015 I was Committed to buying one for myself. It really only came down to one thing – PEN SENSITIVITY.
The iPad Pro was advertised as an artist’s wet dream. Check it out for yourself.
At the time I still thought I wanted to be a full-time comic book artist (I hadn’t discovered blogging yet), and I thought the iPad would help me teach my English classes.
As soon as I saved up enough money I bought my iPad, and it definitely helped me teach my classes, but I was SO disappointed by the illustration apps available at the time. I knew the iPad pencil was new technology and it would take time for good apps to be developed, but month after month nothing worth while came up. After enough time I stopped looking. I used my iPad to edit photos, draw sketches (like my GOT WIP video), teach my classes, and any time my phone was dead, but I gave up on high-quality drawing apps.
Last week I fell down a YouTube rabbit hole, as I do too often, and stumbled upon a woman creating GORGEOUS calligraphy graphics on her iPad using the app Procreate. I had never heard of Procreate before, but her calligraphy blew me away.
Realizing how long it had been since I last checked the iPad Pro’s drawing apps, I grew hopeful for new apps that would meet my standards. I quickly downloaded Procreate, and started searching for more apps that would meet my needs. What I found was
All of these apps seem amazing and more than good enough for my needs, but MediBang Paint caught my eye, specifically because it most closely resembles Paint Tool SAI, a favorite among anime and manga artists.
Paint Tool SAI Speedpaint (PC):
MediBang Paint Speedpaint (iPad Pro):
Okay, so I’m no where near as good as these two examples, but after looking through the new apps I HAD to try MediBang Paint. I wasn’t even planning on recording a speedpaint but I couldn’t help myself – it looked so fun! So this is what I threw together.
I have very high hopes for the new apps I’ve found, this was so much fun.
Life is too short to live without art. I hope you guys had fun watching, let me know what I should draw next in the comments below!
See you next week!