I spent about an hour on the landscape drawing, maybe 40 minutes on the barbarian-cleaner.
I was trying a lot of different techniques that I use with ‘real’ pencil drawings and was able to recreate most of them. It’s still not as natural as an actual pencil on paper but there are advantages that you don’t get with the good-old-fashioned drawing tools. For instance, as with most digital drawing tools, you can easily change your drawing tool and you can ‘undo’ any lines you don’t like. How I have grown to love the undo while drawing. I have gotten so used to using the undo command that when I’m drawing with a real pencil and paper I have a splint second when I draw something I don’t like where I search for the Undo.
The Apple Pencil lets you build up solid black naturally and one its most famous attributes is how as you turn it to the side it reacts like an actual pencil and you get a soft edge gradient style mark. I was playing with that a lot.
These drawings were done in Adobe Sketch, an app for the iPad that specifically supports the Apple Pencil. I’m slowly working on some color pieces too, but I’ll need more time to get those in shape to share.
If you have any questions or have tried it yourself drop me a line. So far I can say it is equal to any Wacom I’ve ever used and perhaps a more natural sketching experience. But the apps for the iPad are more sketching apps, not finished day-in-day-out commercial art apps. And that’s how I want to use it to start, as a digital sketch book.