California Educator

October 2015

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Apple's iPads are a boon for artists, thanks to their high-definition screens and responsive displays. The highly anticipated iPad Pro, with its 12.9-inch screen, and the companion stylus Apple Pencil are due out in November and expected to make a splash. Meanwhile, it's clear that sophisticated drawing apps and a variety of styluses have now replaced those ancient tools — pencil and paper. Here are some of the best of the bunch: By Terry Ng Top Drawer Sensu Artist Brush & Stylus $39.99 S T Y LU S Delivers an authentic painting experience using patent-pending technology to simulate an artist's brush on your iPad. Pencil by FiftyThree $49.95 S T Y LU S Advanced technology meets beautiful design to keep you in the flow, without needing to switch tools. Features surface pressure, erase, blend (with fingers!), and adaptive palm rejection (so you can rest your hand on the screen without disturbing the image). Procreate $5.99 D R AW I N G A P P This app is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration app available for iPad, packed with 120 incredible brushes, advanced layer blending, 64-bit performance, and a uniquely powerful brush engine. 14 Know & Tell

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