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David Kassan painting from life with the iPad 2, using the Nomad Brush and ArtRage

David Kassan is no stranger to iPad painting, in fact it's safe to say that he is one of the most popular iPad artists currently on the scene. It's great to see David putting both the Nomad Brush and ArtRage (both of which we adore) to such superb use.

As an aside. Looking at David use the iPad 2 it struck us how much we really want an iPad Pro, basically an iPad with a larger screen. 15" would be perfect, but we wouldn't turn our noses up at a 13" iPad either. Are we alone here, do you see a market for a larger iPad?

App Store Link: ArtRage

Further Reading: Nomad Brush Review

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Reader Comments (10)

What's that he's looking thru at the model occasionally. Mini binocular?

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony

Without question a superb portraiture artist who is at home both traditionally and digitally, this video highlights perfectly his skill, the brilliance of the Nomad brush and of course the iPad as an exceptional tool for the artist.

With regards the iPad Pro, I would love to see a higher spec hardware, retina type screen for higher resolution but would still prefer to leave the screen size the same.
I think if you ramp up to the 13-15" range it takes away that true mobility we currently have and puts it squarely in the tablet laptop sector. I personally use a stand now for my iPad when painting but can easily support it for those quick digi doodles, if it was 13 or 15" I would definitely need a stand.

May 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Mullen

1. He's fantastic! Really inspirational to watch. 2. I'm currently on the iPad 1 and the lack of a retina display is the one thing that kept me from hunting down an iPad2. I'm hoping it goes in that direction. 3. Nomad Brush and Art Rage both look amazing!

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlbert Lewis, Jr.

This was a great little video. The thing that's bothering me most about all the iPad painting apps is resolution. Procreate, my favorite so far, will quadruple their resolution in the near future so that zooming in (to paint the details) will still look crisp and clear. As of now, the painting becomes too pixelated to use. It looks like Artrage doesn't have that problem despite them only having a resolution of 1024x768, or don't they? How can a zoomed-in picture look this great?!

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNils

-He's a talented artist. Love his work.
-Looks like he's using the Brushes app for refining (01:19)
-Artrage max resolution is 1440x1440px if I'm not mistaken.
-I love the Nomad brush too, no friction with painting plus the barrel is longer than any stylus I've come across.

-About the Ipad-pro, I would like a bigger surface, 13" with a nice high resolution so you wouldn't have to zoom in so often and some sort of pressure sensitivity would be nice. It would need a stand probable to support the higher weight..
But I also think this would be very hard to make, since the cpu/gpu-speed would need to be a lot higher for a nice flowing painting experience on such a high res and cooling and battery-life might become an issue.

May 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterErik

Yes! The idea of a bigger ipad is great, just imagine applications like Artrage, or Garageband or other generative image or even DJ apps on a much larger screen

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSpiros Karavas

I would also absolutely love an 'iPad Pro' and 15 inch, or even larger as far as I am concerned would be fantastic. Here's to hoping it might happen sometime! :-)

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterZamzu

Hey Nils, from the Artrage iPad page
Files can be up to to 1400 x 1400 in size.

May 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteralanti

Thanks for your comments everyone. You've given us lots to chew on regarding an iPad Pro.

May 21, 2011 | Registered CommenteriPad Creative

ArtRage for iPad has an update out with 2048 x 2048 on iPad 2 with camera support for reference and tracing images. Its on sale for $2.99 for a limited time only.

June 9, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter@artrage_radar

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