Drawing Illustration ipad sketches

Adobe Illustrator on the iPad

I’m enjoying playing with the new Adobe Illustrator on the iPad. I’m still only scratching the surface, but it’s really nice being able to do Illustrator-y sort of stuff away from the big computer desk (ie; in the garden, down the park, or on the sofa in front of the telly).

The iPad version seems really good for getting a more spontaneous, free-flowing sort of drawing style. Working at the desktop is all about being really careful and precise with your Bezier curves and your kernings, and so on – but being able to get away from the desktop makes it easier to sketch from real life, and it seems to encourage a more freer kind of drawing style. I like being able to cut out big flat chunks of colour very quickly with the pen tool.

Hoping I can integrate it into my professional workflow soon (TimeĀ  Away from the Big Desktop = Good).

I just need an even bigger iPad now. An A2 size iPad would be nice.

Here’s a couple of early sketches I made. #illustratoronipad

Drawing ipad Personal

Xbox Controller and Banana

Sunday morning still-life fun.

ipad Personal sketches


I drew my bike. I managed to get this far with it but then I needed to ride it somewhere.

ipad Personal sketches

Unfinished Slushie

These Slushies from Costabucks cost a fortune – and this one didn’t even get finished! So I decided I may as well try to get some value out of it by drawing it instead. My ellipses are always going wonky.

ipad running sketches

Running Shoes

I’ve got a new ipad. Now I need to learn how to use it!