| iPad Accessory Review
| Stuart Hodgkiss - Refracted Light
iPad Art Accessories
For a long time I found myself more than happy creating artwork on my iPad with just my finger. It was the simplicity of a handheld device with a touch screen input that appealed to me as a mobile art studio solution. But as the iPad has become more widely adopted in the art community, accessory makers have begun invented ways to improve the experience of working creatively on the iPad. The first notable improvement in my workflow was the discovery of the Nomad Brush. The Nomad Brush is a capacitive brush stylus designed to help create more natural sketches free from the friction of your finger on glass. More recently I have been introduced to two other useful iPad art accessories - The Hand Glider and the Kowala which I tested when working on a series of iPad illustrations.
Often the best inventions solve a problem in peoples lives. Any artist who has sketched on an iPad will tell you that not being able to rest your hand on the screen as you draw is a big irritation. With a simple and comfortable design, the hand glider is a custom designed glove that finally solves this problem. When wearing the hand glider I find myself interacting with my iPad in a much more natural way with more control over the stylus I am drawing with. There is a single and two finger version of the glove available now at http://www.thehandglider.com/
Another challenge when working on the iPad is the size of the canvas that you are working around. The Kowala turns your iPad into a portable and tactile artists easel with an expanded surrounding work surface. I find that the additional support provided by the Kowala and the optional stand makes working with my iPad much more comfortable. The Kowala will be launching later in June. For more information visit - http://www.documont.com/