I haven't had my ipad for a couple of years. I am thinking of picking up a Pro model. What are the number of layers available for the different models. I know it also depends on document size but in general will I get twice the layer capacity for a 128GB model compared to a 32GB, or 4x. I don't have a lot of money to drop on this purchase and am only going to buy the ipad to use Procreate. I can store on Dropbox so I don't need a lot of room for picture storage.
Can someone point me to a forum thread on this topic or other link?
Thanks and my apologies for asking an old question but I could not seem to query this successfully on Google.
Depends on your own goals. Norman Rockwell traced. Maxfield Parrish traced. The gallery where show my work there are numerous figurative artists who trace and whose works sell in the hundred thousand dollar category...and they sell. So who am I to say who is right? Again it depends on you. LIke many who have posted here I agree that my own growth in learning to "see" really goes hand-in-hand with drawing without artificial aids.
But I also have to say that Rockwell and others who trace their base image are still master painters. I have seen many pieces that I know were traced and they still looked terribly amateurish. Rockwell claimed it was a necessary time-saver...and he tried to keep it low key so you know that he too was embarrassed by using a projector. But I still love his work.
Tracing, I have been told, as an educational tool, will help one learn proportion. But to use it where it becomes a crutch will only impede you in the end. I say this after a career as an illustrator of over 45 years.
I love art because it is a journey in "learning to see" and to find ways to develop the skill of fleshing out the illusion of realism with more economic means...fewer and fewer brushstrokes to get to point B. I love Richard Schmid's work...and to watch him paint. He never re-visits a brushstroke. He has a saying that I love..."Everything in front of your eyes is nothing but a two-dimensional tapestry of color shapes with hard and soft edges."
So trace away if you need or want to...but recognize the point where it no longer serves your needs. The main thing tho' is to keep the journey enjoyable. You'll quit when it's not. I hope I leave this earth with a pencil or brush in hand...or stylus!
thanks tmoore...I read both links. Most focus on using it for protection from scratches. I have not had any problem with that. Just that I am not adjusting to the feel the Wacom Stylus 2 has on the smooth surface. Probably just me and my years using an Intuos and Cintiqs.
I was just hoping there would be more feedback from others who like the feel of the rougher matte surface.
Thank you again for your links and for taking the time to post them for me.
Just curious if there were any screen coverings for the iPad to give it more of a matte or paper-like feel using a stylus? I am grateful for the latest upgrade in that I now get good pressure sensitivity with my Wacom Stylus 2...but it also let me know that I miss the feel of the stylus on a rougher surface. I normally use a Wacom Cintiq...now the Companion. The surface has a bit more tooth to it making it give a tiny sense of resistance like drawing on paper. Is there anything like that for iPad?
I have kept it in it's box for almost eight months now. Thank you for persevering in getting this stylus to work. I look forward to using Procreate once again. An early birthday present for me. Will be a fun weekend.
Lack of research? lol. Most of us probably looked for any info available. And your use of the word "desperately" and "impulse buying" I find insulting. I have not faulted SI in the debacle but I was under the impression that the only thing that would not be working with the WICS2 was the palm rejection aspect of 2.2. I did not see anything about large offset problems until about a week ago. As far as "impulse" buying goes...I have had Wacom Intuoses and Cintiqs for as long as Wacom has been making them and I have always had a superlative product until my purchase of the Companion. So I do not believe that when Wacom made a claim to be releasing a product that I would be taking any kind of a gamble on it.
I am one who is not having a hard time adjusting to the offest...but for some reason I find myself unable to refrain from keeping my emotions out of the exchange on this thread. I do expect to get a warning from SI to chill out but again I must say that feelings run high because these are two great companies who have given us great products and we have come to expect (a human failing) this from them...so a hiccup like this can be bothersome to those who are relying on the products to be flawless. I am lucky that I do not have procreate tied into my production pipeline and am simply hoping they will create a viable alternative to using Corel Painter...but if I had pending jobs and Procreate was my main or only tool then I might find myself getting up there in the higher decibels of emotion also.
But bottom line is that if this were just a run-of-the-mill art program no one would be hollering at all...so the louder the holler the more it means they love Procreate! I do love it...and know that the relationship with the folks at SI to their buyers and posters is amazing and almost found in no other forum that I am aware of.
Sometimes people need just to express themselves...to let off steam if you want to call it that, before they can calm down. I have been there before. It doesn't help to tell them what they already know...it just inflames the anger...making them feel that somehow they are the only ones frustrated.
I too am biding my time, hoping a fix is in the future. And I too know that there is nothing like Procreate out there. I went through a long and costly process from my old Galaxy Note 10.1 to getting an iPad Air JUST to use Procreate...and I have purchased one Jot 4 and 2 Hex Jajas and am awaiting (fingers crossed) for Jon Atherton's YuFus to come out. I also bought the WICS2 when it was announced and read that it WOULD be compatible with Procreate.
But if it is true that we believe we have a compassionate group of forum-goers here then we should have the breadth of patience to allow for people to express frustration...even if it tops the line with misplaced allegations. I am quite certain that once folks settle down after their anger has run it's course they will see that Procreate is still the best program out here and they will muster what it takes to recompose and see that the sky is still up there.
I believe the level of their expressed anger or frustration is directly proportional to their love of this program...and their awareness of how reliable Wacom USED to be. I say that because I am on my third Wacom Cintiq Companion within a year with the first two going down with the same problem...and it was like chewing nails with Wacom the first time for them to acknowledge the problem was not the user but a faulty part in the tablet. The second time they took care of me very well.
So let the forum remain an area of free expression and allow users to be able to vent. If it gets hateful then it will be dealt with...but to restrict input to only positive things really defeats what a forum is all about. And anger and frustration only prove that we are human. We have all experienced "road-rage" somewhere in our lives...and I am quite certain we will again.
When I read those posts that accuse and blame and claim they will NEVER use WAcom or SI again what I hear is how much they were looking forward to what they knew would be the best digital art experience they could imagine and what a shock it was to not have that anticipation actualized.
Just my two cents. Wacom makes excellent products. SI does also. There are going to be ruts and bumps in the road. They will sometimes be upsetting...but more-than-likely they will be smoothed out.
I am finding the WICS2 to be working fairly well. I was upset because I got on to this thread and read that it wasn't supported and therefore assumed that there would be no pressure sensitivity at all.
Maybe you should edit that initial post to say it does have this sensitivity but, like other posts have said prior, it does not recognize the palm support. I almost packed up my iPad Air without even trying the stylus with Procreate. So far I think I can live with it.