When it comes to drawing on tablets, opinions can be divided. Some artists swear by them, while others swear at them. So, what do the pros have to say about drawing on tablets? Allow me to share some of their thoughts.
First up, we have David Hockney, the British painter, printmaker, and stage designer. He’s a huge proponent of drawing on tablets and has even created entire exhibitions of works done solely on an iPad. His recommendation for successfully using a tablet for drawing? “The best thing about the iPad is that it makes you draw more.”
Next, we have Kyle T. Webster, a digital artist and illustrator. He’s a master at using the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, and his work has been featured in publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times. His recommendation for using a tablet for drawing? “The key is to not overthink it. Just start drawing and have fun.”
On the other hand, David Hockney has been also quoted for saying “I’m not convinced that anything that’s made on an iPad is art.”
Other artist, like the painter and printmaker Chuck Close, are more neutral, being not interested in the technology, but in the result and/or image obtained.
So, as you can see, opinions on drawing on tablets can vary greatly among artists. Some swear by them, while others swear at them. But one thing is for sure, whether you’re a Kyle T. Webster or a Chuck Close, the key to successfully using a tablet for drawing is to not overthink it and just have fun. And remember, a tablet is just a tool, it’s the artist who makes the art.
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