Delightful “feel” when drawing in these art apps

I drew this in the “Sketch Block” app, using the pencil and watercolour.

An excellent feature of this app, is you can replay your drawing process and if you wish make a recording of it and send a copy to the “iPhoto” section of your iPad. Then, as you see above you can share the video with others.

Love –  the lush pencil and the look of the paper and how whooshy the watercolour is in this app. As with all  the apps I draw and paint in, the media in this one, has a distinct rich “feel”.

Whether I use my finger or a stylus (though I rarely use a stylus) there’s still a luxurious “feel” – difficult to find the right descriptive word. Due, I think, to seeing the amazing mark making properties of the various media as you draw and paint.

 It can be an unexpected experience; and come as a surprise when you first start to draw on the glass screen. It certainly adds another pleasurable aspect to doing my art in this way. And I find, I become just as engrossed in the drawing and painting processes on my iPad, as I do when working on paper or canvas: even though I’m working with pixels, it matters not at all.

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I drew this using oil pastel, charcoal and the smudge tools in the “Art Set Pro” app. I used a brown textured paper. This app has quite a few different paper surfaces and colours to choose from.

More of my thoughts on drawing and painting on my iPad on a previous post and on my page “About Some Art apps, Other apps and My Books”.

Interested to know your thoughts (or experiences) on iPad art


Drawing faces: quick videos


I drew this using pencil and watercolour in an app called “Sketch Block”. You can if you want to, easily playback a recording of your drawing process and save it as a video to the “Photos” section on the iPad.


This is a simple, fun app, called “Draw – n – Show”. It has a row of coloured pencils and it’s very easy to record you drawing process.

Let your pencil go lightly,

Let it go loose; with vigour – find the edges

yet – with gentleness

© Janette Leeds