Why Digital Artists Are Choosing iPads Over Graphics Tablets

Drawing tablets and iPads provide digital artists with a natural drawing experience where they can create their art with relative ease.
Precise pens and responsive vivid displays allow for a smooth experience, as close as possible to drawing on a notebook. Some of the most premium drawing tablets on the market provide artists with an incredible level of precision, incorporating pressure sensitivity and responsiveness that create an almost identical experience to drawing on paper.

However, since Apple introduced Apple Pencils, iPads have quickly become a popular choice for digital artists. With the Apple Pencil, the iPad has become essentially as responsive as most high-end drawing tablets available today, making it a serious contender in the world of digital art. iPads have the added benefit of being so much more than just a notepad, allowing users to use their device for all the day-to-day functions that any iPad user might use their tablet for. The result is that more digital artists are opting for iPads than ever before, and they continue to grow in popularity.

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

Improved portability

One of the main advantages of the iPad over graphics tablets is that it’s small and compact enough that you can throw it in your bag and take it with you just about anywhere. Additionally, while many dedicated drawing tablets need to be connected to a computer to be used, the iPad can be used to create digital artwork without having to be connected to another machine. This allows digital artists to freely create on the go anywhere and anytime with ease.

Easily configured

Apple is synonymous with its closed and successful ecosystem. This means that Apple has full control over the software used by their devices and the hardware used in their iPads, iPhones and other products.

For digital artists, this means you don’t have to worry about hardware or software configurations. Instead, you can rely on Apple’s technology to make sure everything runs smoothly and you can enjoy Apple’s intuitive technology without having to worry about strange behavior, misconfigurations, or errors. compatibility issues.

apple pencil

The Apple Pencil helped transform the iPad into the advanced drawing tablet 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 outperforming the competition, the Apple Pencil is a shining example of Apple’s commitment to improving the user experience.

Illustrators were very impressed with the pressure sensitivity provided by the Apple Pencil. There is no lag in line drawing tests and when the pencil is tilted it creates a different type of line just like a real pencil would. For even greater 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 switch 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 have exploded in recent years in particular. Having the ability to turn your iPad into a graphics tablet is likely to be a game-changer for digital artists in the future. Budding artists no longer need to buy a dedicated device to get started in the world of digital illustration. With the iPad and Apple Pencil, there are no limits to what digital illustrators will be able to do in the future, as they are more free to create than ever.

Baburajan K

Marilyn M. Davis