Post by darkartlover on Aug 31, 2011 9:01:55 GMT -5
figure i have a good shot at one of you guys knowing the answer to this. my girlfiends son wants at tablet/ipad or what ever they call them to do his own art on for Christmas. i've talked to a sells person at best buys and they said that the drawing thing was an app. can anyone give me any insight as to what the best art apps are and what i need to look for in a tablet, as in graphics and what ever makes them a better unit for this are. thanks for any help in advance....
Well there's a big difference between a "tablet" and an "iPad". A tablet would be more like what Tim mentioned, like the Wacom tablets. Those plug into your desktop or laptop computer via the USB port and are used in conjunction with some kind of software, like Photoshop, Corel Painter, etc.
An iPad on the other hand would use an app for creating artwork on it. There are tons of art apps available at various prices. Here's a nice website that looks at the top 25 or so:
And I'm sure they sell stylus pens for the iPad that you can use with these types of drawing apps. I've never experimented with any drawing apps (I don't even own an iPad), so I can't really say what the pros and cons are. Like Tim I use a Wacom Intuos tablet along with Photoshop if I ever want to color or draw digitally.
Your girlfriend's son would have to look at what his artistic goals are and see which set up works best for him. Obviously the cost would be a factor too, unless he's wealthy and money is no object. The higher end Wacom tablets can be pricey, what to speak of purchasing Photoshop. In the end buying an iPad and an $8 app might be more cost effective.
Post by darkartlover on Sept 5, 2011 19:14:07 GMT -5
thanks Jai.....and Tim.... i like the sound of the iPad cost wise...LOL. he's 15 and into anime so i don't think it's gonna have to be to high tec. he just got a ink brush tipped pen and really suprized me how much smoother his drawings got so who knows.