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David Kassan uses a Nomad Brush Stylus

We came across this video from TechWebTV at this year's CES and the thing that stood out to us was New York based artist and iPad experimenter David Kassan using the Nomad Brush stylus we mentioned a few days ago.

David uses it with the fantastic ArtRage for iPad to paint oils onto his virtual canvas and you can see him blending in the oils, selecting colours, using the ArtRage interface, all with the Brush.

This gets us excited to think that the Nomad Brush can be used properly by a real artist as an input device on the iPad for painting. It looks like this may be the start of a new type of stylus for iPad artists.

If you have a Nomad Brush stylus or plan to get one, let us know in the comments.

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I'm interested to see exactly how the Nomad will work compared to a normal, single point stylus. As we know the iPad allows gesture movements to perform certain tasks and functions, will the brush fibres create a single point touch or as a real brush multi point touches and consequently be registered as a gesture?
I shall certainly be purchasing one to see the validity of it being used as a paint brush.
This to my knowledge is the very first, actual brush for a digital art product (even Wacom haven't yet produced one), should prove interesting.

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Mullen

Hi Shaun, that's what we want to know too, it is hard to tell what is happening on the video when he uses the brush isn't it? We are looking forward to seeing it in action ourselves.

Thanks for your comment!

January 14, 2011 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

Hi Guys, thanks for posting this, I received the Nomad Brush at my hotel in Vegas the first morning of the CES show, I was excited to try it out and a little skeptical at first since it sound a little too good to be true that I could actually use a brush to paint with on the ipad, I immediately tried it out and fell in love. It has such a sensitive touch and is super responsive. There is non of the friction and rubbing that you haft to do with a rubber tipped stylus. I have some ideas for The Nomad folks on how to improve this product further based on real world painting brushes and such, but they are leaps ahead of others that I have used so far.
thanks again,

January 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterdavid kassan

Hi David - it is great to hear you have fallen in love with it, we are really curious to see how it works ourselves, it is incredible what they have achieved with this brush.

Thank you for commenting, we appreciate it!

January 14, 2011 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

I received an email from Nomad yesterday and they've kindly asked me to 'test drive' the brush, can't wait to get my grubby mitts on this especially after reading Davids comments.
Once I've had a play I'll let you know how they are.

January 29, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Mullen

Hi Shaun, we have got our hands on one too, we are giving it a thorough workout before our review so we would like to hear what you think too.

January 29, 2011 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

I am amazed to see this, I have been waiting for this for a LONG time, hated the drag of a pen so this should hopefully prove useful IF it works the way it does. :)

Can't wait for the release!

February 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

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