We’re hearing a lot about people who are swapping their laptops for an iPad Pro for its size, performance and general awesomeness. More than just a tablet, iPad Pro has become a work, creative and entertainment powerhouse, and has even reinventing the old-school sketchbook, according to a post in Mashable recently.
The piece talks about how Apple lent iPad Pros and Apple Pencils to some illustrators to use during New York Fashion Week. Leading fashion and digital sketcher Janelle Sing used Apple’s tools during designer Proenza Schouler's fall 2016 collection show in New York City. Mashable reports: ”The drawing experience is unmatched," Sing said of the iPad Pro. With such a large screen, I can draw right to the edges of the device. The response of the stylus is really fast and natural, it feels like the ink just bleeds out from the tip. The display is so advanced and allows me to zoom in really far so that I can get extremely detailed in places.”Sing admits she's a traditionalist at heart and loves the tactile feeling of paint and paper, but she thinks there's room for both mediums to coexist. "When images are going to be viewed on a screen, it makes sense that they begin on a screen, too.”
"I don’t see iPad Pro as a replacement for those tools," Sing said. "It’s simply another tool that helps me make better work, faster. When images are going to be viewed on a screen, it makes sense that they begin on a screen, too. It cuts out all the scanning, editing, and colour matching that normally would take many hours."
She said her favourite app is Paper by FiftyThree, which is her go-to tool for accurate colours, line weight transition and beautiful, natural strokes.She's also been experimenting with the Procreate app which offers a wide variety of textural brushes and allows artists to work in layers — a method that's helpful to those who typically draw in Photoshop.
The iPad Pro at a glance:
It has an expansive 12.9-inch Retina display, nearly double the CPU performance of iPad Air 2 and refined MultiTouch technology. With 5.6 million pixels, iPad Pro features the highest-resolution Retina display of any iOS device. The 12.9-inch screen makes everything you do — editing 4K video, designing presentations, running a business — easier, faster and more engaging. iPad Pro has a slim and light design — it’s just 6.9 mm thin and weighs just over 700 g. It’s available in silver, gold and space grey.