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Apps are a fundamental part of art-making on the iPad and Vishwakarma says popular ones like SketchBook Pro, ArtRage and Procreate make up the brushes and turpentine of the digital art set. Judges also noticed a few artists working outside the box.
Vishwakarma is an iPad art advocate whose work has been featured at the first Mobile Art Festival in Los Angeles, Apple stores and Macworld. He also teaches free workshops to promote iPad art and animation to kids, teens and adults. His next workshop is July 30 at the Apple Store in downtown San Francisco.
“I am really inspired by all the creativity around iPad,” he says, noting that this year’s MDAC Summit offers sessions on iPad animation, 3-D sculpting and printing, illustration and ebook creation. “It’s a powerful tool for creation.
I create music, photo art, video editing and content creation, and of course also highly advanced blogging directly on the iPad.
And the best thing is that it's both fun and easy to do. No hassle at all with the right Apps. As you may know by now, the iPad is my main environment now and I haven't used a computer for 7 months. No need for it. It's all the professional Apps that makes everything possible. Hardware and specs isn't the most important, the app Eco system and the developers is. And nothing beats the iPad when it comes to that.