Recently I’ve been trying to find a new way to practice my drawing, an alternative to the traditional art. My best work is when I can draw traditionally, but if you guys haven’t guessed it yet, I’m not exactly the richest kid on the block.
Plus, the price of killing trees for potential drawings saddens me. I mean, if I know that I want to create a big drawing that I want to keep forever, I’ll go out of my way to buy some paper. However, I don’t feel it’s worth it for just practicing. It’s the environmentalist in me that makes me look for such alternatives.
My fiance, thankfully, has a tablet. (Got it as a Christmas gift…4 years ago?) I was going through the apple store, mainly cause I was curious, and found this neat app called “Tayasui Sketch-Draw, paint and doodle ideas like on paper.” At least that’s what it’s called in the Apple store. I think it has a different name in Google Play.
The drawing above was created in their free version of the app. (I was goofing off with it mainly because I had a bad day and art is my cooping mechanism. It really does wonders to my attitude on life.) After doodling for a bit, I fell in love with this guy and decided to keep him. It reminds me of outer space and constellations.
They also give you an hour to try the app’s professional version, and below is an example of the blending you can do with just the watercolor brush. It’s amazing.
I have a couple of ideas of what I can use this app for that’s more than just practicing my art. One option is probably using it to help me illustrate this blog in the future. I might use it to help me draw some commissions if I do them. We’ll see!
If you are thinking about getting into art, a way to be a little more environmentally friendly, or want an app for your kids to doodle, this is a great one to check out. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be getting the professional version, but it depends on how much my fiance is okay with me taking his iPad away from him when he gets back. 😉
Thank you for reading and hope y’all have a great day!
Please note that this is not a sponsored blog post, I’m just really excited about this find! And the drawings I was able to create with it.