Why digital artists are opting for iPads over drawing tablets

Both drawing pads and iPads offer digital artists a natural drawing experience where they can create their art with relative ease.
iPad for digital artists and professionalsAccurate styli and responsive vivid screens allow for a seamless experience, that is as close to drawing on a paper pad as possible. Some of the most high-end drawing tablets on the market give artists an incredible level of accuracy, incorporating pressure sensitivity and responsiveness that creates an almost identical experience to drawing on paper.

However, ever since Apple released the Apple pencils, iPads have quickly become a popular choice with digital artists. With the Apple Pencil, the iPad has essentially become as responsive as many of the high end drawing tablets available today, making them a serious contender in the world of digital art. iPads have the added advantage of being much more than just a drawing pad, allowing users to use their device for all of the everyday functions that any iPad user might use their tablet for. The result is more digital artists opting for iPads nowadays than ever before, and they are continuing to grow in popularity.

Let’s take a look at just a few other reasons that more digital artists are choosing iPads to create their digital art.

Improved Portability

One of the major advantages of the iPad over drawing tablets is they are small and compact enough for you to throw into your bag and take with you just about anywhere. What’s more, while many dedicated drawing tablets need to be connected to a computer to be used, the iPad can be used to create digital illustrations without having to be connected to any other machine. This allows digital artists to create freely on the move anywhere at any time with ease.

Easily Configured

Apple is synonymous with its high-functioning, closed ecosystem. This means that Apple has complete control over the software that their devices use and the hardware used in their iPads, iPhones and other products.

For digital artists, this means that you don’t need to worry about hardware or software configurations. Instead, you can rely on Apple’s technology to ensure that everything will run smoothly and that you can enjoy Apple’s intuitive tech without having to worry about any odd behaviour, misconfigurations or non-compatibility issues.

The Apple Pencil

The Apple Pencil has allowed the iPad to be transformed into the advanced drawing tablet that it has become for digital artists. Apple has always gone above and beyond to ensure that they provide their users with the best possible experience. Known for thinking outside the box and taking a different approach to outdo the competition, the Apple Pencil is a shining example of Apple’s commitment to improving the user experience.

Illustrators have been highly impressed with the pressure sensitivity that the Apple pencil provides. There is no lag in line-drawing tests and when the pencil is tilted, it creates a different type of line, just as a real pencil would. For even more convenience the 2nd generation Apple Pencil can be charged wirelessly by placing it on your iPad. Finally, Apple has included virtual buttons on the side of the Apple Pencil that can be used to change tools, a useful feature that no other stylus offers.

iPads Will Continue To Grow In Popularity With Digital Illustrators

Digital illustration and digital art production has blown up over the last few years in particular. Having the ability to transform your iPad into a drawing tablet is likely to change the game for digital artists moving forward. No longer do budding artists have to purchase a dedicated device to get started in the world of digital illustration. With the iPad and the Apple Pencil, there are no limits to what digital illustrators will be able to do in the future as they are freer to create now more than ever before.

Baburajan K