I recently bought an iPad Pro along with the Apple stylus. I didn’t know it, but apparently the Apple stylus is the only one that doesn’t have some kind of drag on a tablet. I am totally delighted with the iPad Pro and its stylus. I highly recommend both. I have a desktop computer with 32 GB of RAM and an i7 processor. I demand a lot out of my computers when I am doing graphics.
I am using an app called Procreate (check it out here). It claims to be the most advanced painting app ever created. I don’t know about that. But it is very cool. It comes with a lot of brushes and you can make your own. Also, you can import other brushes from friends, if you have any who are making Procreate brushes. They have a community that does not seem too active on their website.
I find their painting app to be totally awesome! Having used many, many painting apps over the years, I feel qualified to say this. While this app is not Painter. I will say that in some good ways it is not Painter. It does not have brush lag and it is not buggy. It works smoothly and responds well. I love it. It does not have the variety Painter has.
However, if you’re looking for the variety of Painter, check out a new app called Paintstorm here. That is an app that may come along and bite Painter. Not only can you use it on your iPad, but you can use it on your computer. It is also awesome. But it is more difficult to figure out and their videos do not have words, so it is very challenging. I need some more time to completely figure it out.
I did this painting in Procreate and had a lot of fun doing it. It did not crash on me one single time while I did the painting. That meant I did not have to start the painting over again. What a delight.