Tablet Drawing Comes Alive

Warhol drooled at the possibilities of technology in the arts. Hockney embraced tablets, thus legitimizing their potential to a wave of artists young and old who have since been revolutionizing input devices for digital painting and drawing. Any 7-10" Android or iPad should give plenty of working space. The advanced resolutions of retina display models are especially appealing to artists. There are a number of applications available for both platforms, including free apps like Sketcher Lite or paid apps such as Autodesk's SketchBook Pro. Even the paid versions cost only a few dollars and are well worth the investment for any artist. When you're away from your Wacom tablet or Cintiq monitor, give your tablet computer a try. Carry it like a notepad. You never know when a long line-up will form and you can use that time more effectively!

Didi Menendez has uploaded a number of video captures that demonstrate -- stroke by stroke in rapid fashion -- the process of drawing and painting, building the image from scratch on an iPad. Very impressive. See more of Didi's videos on the Vimeo site:


Reb from Didi Menendez on Vimeo.