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Have you ever considered the ipad as a possible tool to your arsenal, been using the creative pen by wacom in procreate and feels good. Do you like ipads as much as sketchbooks? 

44%
212 deviants said I love my pocket sketchbook fits on my clothing, to bad i can color it.
27%
130 deviants said I like more carrying my laptop for digital sketching.
16%
79 deviants said Yeah i love ipads for digital, and sketchbooks for line arts, i dont leave my home with out them.
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59 deviants said I love just carrying the ipad, instead of tons of bottle paintings to a cafe to forget about work and be creative.

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:iconkoricthegreat:
Koricthegreat Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
I was pretty hooked on drawing with my finger for a while. Then I got a stylus for it. Hooked on that for a while too. I wanna see how hat I can take painting skills with it now and really treat it like a sketchbook and look at reference and all that good stuff!... Gotta learn some painting skills first though.... 
           Very convenient for quick drawing and sharing of your sketches though! It's like a sketchbook that's connected to whatever Internet place you wanna share your art on!!!!!
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah and easy to carry, right now im interested in surface pro 3, but seems really expensive. Need to read more reviews of other artists about the topic.
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:iconneogio:
neogio Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have an Asus Eee Slate. :) Not a huge fan of Ipads lol
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VonEyEzine Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find that the ipad has no pressure sensitivity, nor can it , it has no active digitizer. it may have emulated strokes that taper in the app but thats about it. I run sketchbook on samsung galaxy note 10.1 and that seems to be the most affordable cintiqueish device out there.
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:iconjawbonesinthedust:
JawbonesintheDust Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmm.. good to know !
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:iconneyut:
Neyut Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dunno whether you already saw this but maybe this review could interest you patipat-asavasena.squarespace.… , i think she wrote some more reviews about other portable devices
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah he is my friend, but thatnxs for the link.
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xelloss100 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I've never used an ipad, I do have a tablet PC, but the pen I have is not very good and found lots of troubles trying to draw with it. I still do a lot of digital art with the mouse, but it can get tiresome.
Now I carry a sketchbook around and then scan it and paint it digitally (with a mouse) on my PC. I think having a good tablet would be a nice idea.
I'd love to buy myself a cintiq, but with the dollar price and the restrictions to importations in my country is next to impossible. Still I'm not giving up on finding a good and more affordable graphic tablet.
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always had a hard time switching to digital. (I'm a painter too so people tell me it should be easier for me but it's not). I still use a sketchbook or copy paper (I know it's bad to use copy paper but it's so cheap) when I'm out and about. I have a Wacom something which is nice to use but like I said it's not the tablet, it's the method or something. I just need more practice I know. Sorry I'm not helpful there.
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I wa the same as you, i mean i love ocassional pencils, because i love pencils, but for clients can be slower, my first paintings in digital art, they literally looked like kids with crayons, you start noticing the changes after one year, im really slow like you, art are like seeds, some of them pop out early, some of them really late, but at the end  they all turn into this incredible plant, art its a marathon not a race.
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Kipporah Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the encouragement, I'm still trying (short on time for art) but I'm always trying something.
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:iconraprankster:
Raprankster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I Need One!
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I own an iPad with Sketchbook Pro and I love using it. I do lots of sketches and color test on it. If I want a bit more detail, or have an idea on a thumbnail, I do it on paper than take a snapshot of it, filter the contrasts thru PixlrExpress (or some other program) and color it on Sketchbook. It is a really great tool for dA and NON-professional work (which is what I do most of the time).
For professional use, it's good just to put some ideas on digital and them take them to Photoshop to work on it. It is expensive, and the pen isn't pin-point accurate, but still it responds very well... So well, that I'm trying to go full digital with it, and not use pen/pencil and paper anymore.
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Kyggergyle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I only use them when I'm at home.
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:iconnearoc:
NearoC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014   Digital Artist
I've always really disliked iPads, anyways my Cintiq Companion covers all the bases it would.
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:iconjawbonesinthedust:
JawbonesintheDust Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh my - do you love the Cintiq ??
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:iconnearoc:
NearoC Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014   Digital Artist
It's lovely for drawing, especially if you wanna go away from home since the only thing that would inhibit using it outside of home would be power (on top of that, it functions as a perfectly good computer aside from keyboard/mouse which could be remedied too)
Only real downside is that there's not enough room at my desk for it, but that's a personal problem :(
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Hokunin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Needs a new option: "I don't like iPad from Apple church, I use Samsung Galaxy Note" tablet.
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TiteTurtle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I totally agree with you. I have a Galaxy Note 10.1 and I'll never exchange it for an iPad.
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MasterOkiAkai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I love my sketchbooks but digital is better for me now.
Problem is I've tried using the iPad for that (though admittedly not with Wacom's new pen stylus) and i found it pretty lacking.
I would instead recommend a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. SNote itself is super sexy to sketch in.
Now i am currently using the WACOM Companion but looking back, the Galaxy Note was a better choice for balanced cost, performance and portability.
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:iconjmiera:
JMiera Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I do not use iPads :/ I prefer an ol' fashioned sketchbook it out and about while digital is saved for the desktop at home :)
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:icontheroyalscouter:
theroyalscouter Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have and Ipad and there are brands made specifically for art. So no.
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KezzaDesign Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Well I can't vote on any of them reason because they don't apply for me. But for me I have thought about using an iPad. I go to a sketching club and every now and then an artist named Tony takes out a tablet and starts sketching on it. But he just uses his finger so I don't see the point in buying a creative pen by Wacom.

That being said I just searched what it was. It's put me in two minds about it. With my current budget it isn't something I would invest in but I would like to try it. Maybe down the line I might, but for now I'm fine without it. 

I see it very practical at conventions and other places where you can draw people and then email them a copy with a company water mark etc.

But for now I don't see it to be worth it for me because I would also have to buy an iPad.

I'm guessing this poll is because you are wondering whether to buy it or not? Well, if you can use just your finger or other pens and get a good enough result to later pop into photoshop and neaten up with a tablet then I see no point in buying it unless its to save time or simple curiosity of the product.
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Keekoi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I have an iPad and i wouldn't recommend it . It still works perfectly to this day but It was just a waste of money since there is no way to update the hardware and for the price I paid I could have brought a decent small computer ($500 + tax ... ouch) . I used it for around a year before it started lagging like crazy because it couldn't hold the new apps . 


If you are looking for a tablet esque type of tablet I would go for the surface PRO 2 (dont get confused with surface 2)  . Its a laptop but really small and thin like a tablet . The specs are of a decent laptop and you can install the programs you want in it :) .  windows.microsoft.com/en-us/wi…

In the end , I would always choose a pen and a little sketchbook because its a lot lighter and I need to walk around a lot . 

Hope it helps ! 
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UzumakiRamen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Don't own an ipad and don't actually want one anyway. I've tested out those types of tablets a few times before and they're fun to play with but don't know why I'd want one. Never considered drawing on one since they're not advanced enough to detect pen pressure yet. Maybe someday in the future. Would not buy the Apple product because their commercials annoy the hell of of me, so probably Samsung or something else..
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
been using the wacom creative pen, and pressure works really well on my ipad.
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:iconuzumakiramen:
UzumakiRamen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
whoa that's news to me. I didn't know this technology already existed (fail) ...actually knowing this now makes me want to seriously consider it...it would be very useful during conventions so I can take digital commissions on the spot.... will borrow someone's ipad or tab and give it a try..

what app do you draw with?
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i just love procreate, its the one with shortcuts in a perfect way, you get size bar and opacity at your finger tip, plus you can blend like painter, also you can do art 4000 pixels long, so its a decent size, plus photoshop effectsm export as psd to drop box, use layers, make videos you name it.
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:iconjawbonesinthedust:
JawbonesintheDust Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you !!!
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
had you try it?
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:iconuzumakiramen:
UzumakiRamen Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the info! it's very helpful! 
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boldwithfire Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
No wayyy. I will never own another apple product, and I much prefer traditional sketching. (Though, I think if I were to use any kind of portable tablet for drawing, I would look into the Cintiq companion hybrid.)
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:iconrukawachan:
rukawachan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Umm no sé, no tengo Ipad aunque de hecho de las personas que conozco no tampoco tienen prefieren las tabletas "tradicionales" aunque no sé si sea porque no han podido conseguir un Ipad o porque no les interese. Tendré que preguntar
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Pen and paper sketchbook would do the job unless you want some color.
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Cestarian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Tablet PC* not iPad.

I don't have one, I hate touchscreens with a vengeance, moreso than I hate touchpads. So if I need to sketch away from home I'll do it on my trusty Thinkpad. It's also  compact (14" rather than 15") making it pretty ideal for filling in for a tablet pc.

Another reason I will always choose laptops over tablet PC is that laptops are bad enough (specs wise) already in comparison to the desktop which I so love, stooping even lower than a laptop would just hurt my pride. I hardly even wanted to get a smart phone (I only got one out of dire need) I actually prefer those old unbreakable green & black screened nokia phones. Those were teh shit.
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Devildart Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
if i could afford one
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:icontisinrei:
tisinrei Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nome of above options ( dont have neither ipad or laptop).
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:iconfedde:
fedde Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
None of the above, but saving up for the Cintiq Companion as a "move around" alternative to the Cintiq 21ux.
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AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have an iPad, nor something similar. I tried drawing on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S) but it is not good. I have tested Galaxy Tab with Sketchbook Pro but I didn't like the results.

I have Colors! for Nintendo 3DS, but the screen of the DS is not usable under normal sun light. I thought I will go for a walk and paint some scenes outside but I saw nothing of my painting because of the lights. I think it is still an option for sketching but it is easier to bring a normal sketchbook with a pencil.
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LutherTaylor Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly The furthest I use my iPad for is for study reference when I'm not on my pc. If you know how to watercolour you don't need to carry around bottles of water unless you actually want to. There is a brush called a pentel waterbrushpen. Just fill it with water and take those, your pocket sketchbook, pocket watercolour and a rag with you and your set. Über cheap. And doesn't run on batteries lol.
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darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
best go for galaxy! its way better! i have a galaxy note 3 and this tool made me stop carrying my sketchbook with me, cause it was my sketchbook! it was freaking amazing, pressure sensitive, very cool brush set in autodesk sketchbook and the color set is cool and it even has copic markers and u can cheat it by using drop box to have like 5 K res canvas! XD if you consider a galaxy, contact me i will tell you how to set it up to be ur best sketching friend 
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sacaku Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Student General Artist
 I would love to use the ipad but unless I can get a stylus pen that has pressure sensitivity it's just to maddening. I get frustrated with it way to fast. I'll stick with various sketchbooks for now until I can afford a pressure sensitive stylus I like or just get a new tablet altogether.
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thomasVanDijk Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I once considered my DS as a possible tool. Colors! was a homebrew drawing tool for DS that had pressure sensitivity. Never even considered buying an iPad, though.
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BedlamTrap Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well I don't have an iPad, and I've never used one as a drawing pad. But I do carry my Cintiq Companion Hybrid (Android) tablet with just about everywhere, and it works fantastically with a good paint app. It's already replaced my traditional sketchbooks.
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
how much the battery last, ive heard the android version last more hours than windows one-
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BedlamTrap Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've had some pretty good life even when it's set to High Performance mode. With a few breaks in between sketching and painting (putting it to sleep), it's been able to last around 4-5 hours, and still have 20-30% battery left.

Screen brightness is a huge factor however. Recently I've had to work in daylight, on full brightness, and it consumes about the same battery over 3-4 hours.

On an unrelated note, playing apps and games on such a large screen is lots of fun. :3
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:iconelsevilla:
elsevilla Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
not bad
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:iconcatpop:
Catpop Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have to carry around an A3 hard cover sketch book for my life drawing classes. It's not too cumbersome and I do love the feeling of drawing on good paper. Maybe next year I'll try out a tablet, mainly because the size and convenience of them appeals to me.
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NekoFreak Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
surface pro + krita - gimp is all I need
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:icondualmask:
Dualmask Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
IPad? Bleh. I draw on a Surface Pro tablet/laptop these days. Very comfortable screen with Wacom-style drivers and a stylus, and extremely portable. All the comfort of an iPad or some equivalent, but an actual Windows machine so I can use real software like Photoshop and Manga Studio practically wherever I go.
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