When my five-year-old shows me her artwork (her latest masterpiece was a rainbow that is also a slide), here's what I say. But what I wonder is, "What's going on in that brain?"
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Aspiring artists can appreciate the utility of drawing on a tablet compared to your traditional paper and pencil setup. For one, no mess. But if you've got an iPad Pro, you've got the power to improve your artistic abilities when paired with the right hardware and apps designed to cater to your drawing skill and style. Even if you're not the artistic type, the benefits of learning to draw are more than the resulting work of art.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
If you're the type of person who shies away from sketching anything more involved than googly eyeballs or a stick figure on the back of a napkin, it might be more due to a lack of confidence in your artistic ability than some fundamental lack of talent. But nailing the basics can change your outlook on the seemingly Sisyphean task of learning the art of art (it just takes a bit of patience).
Colouring can be relaxing and meditative, or a no-skills needed artistic expression. But it can also be a great way to learn something. Check out these books for learning about anatomy and nature while you meditate with your pencils.
iOS: Paper is easily one of the best drawing apps on iOS, and recent updates have added in the ability to write to-do lists and other notes. Those new features were welcome, but made it a little tough to navigate the app. Thankfully, a new and improved sidebar fixes that.
iPad: Paper, the simple but powerful drawing app for the iPad, has been updated with a slew of improvements. This includes a new zoom function, better ink tools and a new iOS 7 design.
There are moments in life when it behooves one to be able to draw a realistic looking arse. It could be to amuse your kids, to insult an uptight colleague or to gratify yourself during the Apocalypse with some DIY pornography (the internet will have probably stopped working, y'see). This in-depth video shows how it's done using just five lines. Male and female butts both included!
Short of whipping out a real pen and messing up your LCD, there's no way to quickly draw markings on your screen -- say, to highlight an element on a website or a bullet point in a presentation. That's where a neat utility called Epic Pen steps in, allowing you to creatively deface your desktop... without damaging your display.
iPad: Paper is one of our favourite tablet drawing apps, and today it gets an update that adds a much needed pinch-to-zoom function. It also now has a better ink rendering tool and new social features.