'Nice Day for a Run' | Daily Drawing #300
This is the first stab at an illustration with the Apple Pencil on an iPad Pro, using the Procreate app. I’ve used Procreate in the past, but with mixed success due to the poor choices of styluses available at the time. The Apple Pencil really changes the game. Palm rejection was the main problem for drawing on a tablet, and they’ve solved it. The Pencil itself is sleek, has a nice weight and feels natural in the hand (that’s what she said). I was up and running within 10 minutes out of the box and was able to bang together this quick drawing.
My complaints so far are minimal: The Pencil itself is a beautiful, almost delicate object - and is perfectly round and rolls right off the desk. A piece of masking tape at the top, like a little flag, solved this problem. Storage is also an issue – there’s no way to clip this to the iPad or the keyboard, and the Pen itself is about 6 ¾” tall, so you can't exactly slide it into your shirt pocket. I’m sure we’ll see third-party solutions soon enough and these concerns aren’t deal breakers.
I’m really impressed so far with the Pencil/iPad Pro and look forward to seeing what I can create.
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