Brushes on iPhone – impressions vs sketchbook.

I’ve been a long time fan of using iPhone as a painting / sketching device and I tried several software and got sort of stuck using SketchBook app which I love. Now, I’ve seen these cool videos online showing people doing speed paint – and I also saw the iPad doing some cool stuff using Brushes app, so I got it, and me like. Almost to the fully. Being an old time sketchbooker, here’s my brushes vs sketchbook impressions.

Now, as a painting tool, Brushes is good. It’s very fast and reacts instantly and directly to every touch but it never really feels like paint – not the same way as Sketchbook does. Sketchbook on the other hand is slightly slower and a little less responsive (before trying brushes I didn’t know it was “less responsive”) – probably because of the higher resolution of the “paper” but also down to the more advanced brushes. Now what brushes does is that it records all strokes made and they can later be replayed on your Mac – and your painting can be repainted on a bigger, more high resolution canvas and also saved as a quicktime movie of nearly any resolution wanted.

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Above sketches are all made using Sketchbook. (except the movie, which is Brushes)

Also, in sketchbook it feels like you have a pressure sensitive pen or brush because it changes slightly with your speed of drawing and I feel I have control over a light touch and a heavy one. In brushes all strokes are precisely the same.

But, being able to make both a movie of your works AND being able to later reply that on a bigger canvas with more pixels gives the edge to brushes. THAT I want with sketchbook!

Link to Brushes homepage
Link to AutoDesk Sketchbook homepage

About Carl Rytterfalk

Welcome to my blog! I'm Carl Rytterfalk, a swedish photographer who loves everything that is interesting in the world of photography. In 2002 I fell in love with the three layered Foveon sensor and has since then been an addicted user of Sigma cameras. Though I use Canon and Nikon as well. :)
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3 Responses to Brushes on iPhone – impressions vs sketchbook.

  1. Pingback: Brushes vs sketchbook continued | Carl Rytterfalk Fotografi

  2. Martin says:

    Kul att man kan göra replay och se hur en bild växer fram! Älskar stilen och känslan i sketcherna, framför allt dina streckskuggor, riktigt snyggt!

    Ser nästan ut som mig på andra bilden med 5D’n och 100-400.

    Vi hörs!


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