Jot Stylus

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ProCreate and Jot Pressure Sensitive Stylus.

ProCreate is a pretty amazing professional drawing program for iPad. It $4.99 in the App Store. All I can say is wow! It is designed to be compatible with the Jot Pressure Sensitive Stylus via Bluetooth! Recommend!

I haven’t used the Jot PSS yet as it’s $99. I hope to buy it and try it soon. If you have it let me know how you like it. I ordered the Jot Mini so I’ll let you know how I like it!

I was excited to find these…

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Over the weekend, my wife gave me an amazing Father’s Day gift. She knows how hard it is for me to do much digital art. I’m in a constant state of motion and a mobile digital studio is just what I needed. So, she gave me an Ipad Air with a jot touch 4 stylus. I also installed a few art apps including Procreate. I used it to make that painting.

It’s a pretty amazing set of tools and I can’t wait to apply them to my up coming projects. In future I might give you an over all run down of my process, but until then I wanted to thank my wife and express my excitement for my new tools. I’m not used to new stuff.

In testing out the Adonit Jot Touch Pixelpoint stylus with the Procreate iPad app, I drew this image inspired in part by the futurist exhibit I had seen months ago at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Specifically, I came to style this short piece thinking about replication, motion (and conveying time in 2D), and jumped in with the intent of being less firm with an object’s contours.

Recent thinking about the terribly maintained bike lane on Beacon Street in Somerville, Massachusetts and a conversation about Vittorio DeSica’s Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thieves) led to my choice of subject.  The choice of brighter colors on a dark background was inspired by the spoke-mounted lights I had just bought for my bicycle.