iPad for Artists: How to Make Great Art with Your Tablet 1st Edition
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- Item Weight : 1.02 pounds
- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1454707607
- ISBN-13 : 978-1454707608
- Product Dimensions : 7.25 x 0.5 x 9.75 inches
- Publisher : Pixiq; 1st Edition (January 8, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #743,864 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is so much more than I'd hoped. The author is meticulous in reviewing gadgets like paintbrushes and styluses to use for e-art. She also goes over the different apps and what their best use is: one for sketching, one for "watercolor" and so on. The book stresses that if you want the whole enchilada, you need to work on a computer rather than a tablet (makes sense).
There are TONS of illustrations. Some techniques are covered--I think it would be impossible to offer a book that covered both the beginner and experienced ends of the art world....but for what I wanted, this book is fabulous. I have already ordered some products based on the author's recommendations, and I'm planning to download more apps to try out. And I've worked on 2 more pieces, with this book open in front of me. :)
The pages are vibrant and colorful! There are some exceptional pieces of artwork in there that inspire me to try it for myself! I love to copy what I see! I found out about a few apps that i wasnt aware of but, If you're looking for detailed instructions for a certain art app you may want to reconsider as it mainly gives a summary and short tutorials of a few apps, which is why I gave it a 4star rating. But as I said, you may learn a few things and appreciate some great art. The price has dropped too which was another incentive for purchasing. In my opinion it's definitely worth buying!
I love the design, each page is formatted to look like an iPad...how fun is that!
I think, as an artist, the iPad is severely underrated and underused. It's a great artist's tool for on-the-go and for artists that are in the "Artist Alley" at conventions (providing you remember to charge you iPad or that you're by an outlet at the hotel!!)
But this book opened up the artistic possibilities. It is Clear and concise. Excellent pictures and explanations. Step by step it takes you through the process, gives you ideas and options for your art. It reviews different programs (many of which I had already purchased - but now I can actually USE them!) and apps, different tools and Technics. It goes beyond merely re-purposing photos and helps you really create your own art.
So far it is the best book about actually creating art on the iPad currently on the market. Frankly, it is the ONLY book of its kind on the market.
Top reviews from other countries
The book covers too many apps and so becomes confusing as to which to buy and use. On the plus side, the tutorials for sketching are very good.
The book speaks about the iPad being a great device for digital art but, then contradicts by pointing out the iPad's limitations! ie. the lack of pressure sensitivity on th iPad and, the poorer resolution for publishing works.
That said, there is enough in the book to gain much knowledge including about other Artists work. The quality of the physical book is very good.
Would I recommend it? Yes but, I've not given 5 stars for the reasons I've explained.
The book's tutorials also cover a wide range of artistic purposes, from cartoons and graphic design to very painterly portraits and landscapes, and sophisticated drawings. None of these tutorials offer a quick fix; as with any painting medium, it then takes plenty of hard work and application to gain mastery.
As a postscript, I gave my 10-year-old granddaughter, who had been enjoying creative collage programs on her I-pad, a quick look at how Brushes works before going off to fix dinner. In no time flat she'd created a colorful painting on her own using a variety of brushes for different effects.
I struggled with a few apps before getting this book but was inspired to give them another chance. Inspired to try differant things I would never have tried on a tablet. The main advise I found was to go with the ipads limitations and not against it.
Go on buy this book you won't look back.