Raheem Nelson

iPad Pro (Day 8)

Welcome to Day 9 of my iPad Pro coverage. Today was especially interesting. There was a Holocaust survivor and a Rwandan Genocide survivor present to speak to the High School kids I work with. 

While they were listening to their triumphs through adversity I took the opportunity to do some live painting and sketching. I’m still using Procreate and I used a variety of styles to quickly capture the subjects. 

With the Palm Support turned on (see last week’s post.) I had no problem with stray marks. I also have to mention the iPad Pro’s battery has held up very well. I left it on standby the entire weekend and I was still able to complete these illustrations before hitting 5%.

Being able to use the side of the Apple Pencil for shading is amazing and I’ll be experimenting with that in future drawings. Speaking of which, here’s a blurb from Apple on their pencil that I found interesting…

“iPad Pro knows whether you’re using your finger or Apple Pencil. When iPad Pro senses Apple Pencil, the subsystem scans its signal at an astounding 240 times per second, giving it twice the data points it normally collects with your finger. This data, combined with Apple‑designed software, means that there’s only milliseconds between the image you have in your mind and the one you see on the display.”

I’m definitely used to sketching, inking and painting using the pressure sensitivity now. Blending is gonna take a little more time though. I’m used to not having pressure sensitivity when I’m blending skin tones so that will be an adjustment. Overall it was a very successful day and I was honored to capture these survivors as their shared their stories. Check back tomorrow for more.



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