I am sorry to report that I have returned the stylus. I was worried that if I held onto it I would not be eligible for a refund. I was anxious to try to troubleshoot it the problem right away. And I am not equipped to make a video of the problem. So Procreate will just have to lie dormant on my iPad until I find another pressure sensitive stylus that will work with my device and your app. Procreate is an amazing app. It is the only app I use other than the Smart Go app and a hurricane tracking app. So I hope that one day there will be a decent stylus I can get pressure sensitivity with.
Thanks you for getting back to me on this...just a bit too late.
By single stroke I mean it only makes a brush line the first time the tip hits the screen. Nothing after that. If I go into devices again and then back to the screen it will make another mark or line but only once. I was really looking forward to receiving this stylus. What a frustration. Forgive my impatience. You have a wonderful program here...but that only deepens the frustration because it heightens the disappointment with the stylus not working at all. My finger works! But it is too fat and has no pressure sensitivity.
I just bought a new iPad at Costco. Not an Air or Pro. I also just received my Adonis Pixel stylus. I followed their instructions and turned off multitasking gestures in Settings and made sure Bluetooth was turned on. Procreate does not see me to recognize the Pixel and it says it is Off. Is there some trick to getting Procreate to recognize this stylus? Could sure use some advice on how to get this going to be able to use pressure sensitivity. Thanks.
I finally got it to pair. But now it crashes Procreate. I amusing the Round Brush in the Paint category. I set the size for pressure and it makes a line when I make my first stroke. After that nothing. No line or brush stroke. I can still operate the menus with the stylus but it will not paint anything after the first stroke. If I pick another color from the wheel it will again make one stroke.
If I hold the stylus down to try to select a color in my file a flash of text appears at the top of the screen saying "quickline created."
Now I am thinking I might need to send this stylus back. Does anyone know what is going on with this? I have tried other brushes in different categories and it is the same experience. Lousy.
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.