Quick sketch from life using the Pen and Ink app on the ipad, drawn with my fingers
The free Pen and Ink app really does have the scratchy feel of pen and ink. It comes with very limited tools and options but you can pay to have more. I'm planning to stick with the free pen option on this one.
I couldn't work out how to open the image in another programme with layers to add colour (on the ipad) so I did it on the pc - see below:
With added colour
I simply worked on a layer below the pen drawing, using the colour at low opacity, with the layer option set to Multiply, so that glazes of colour built up with transparency. I'm sure this is possible on the ipad when I can work out how to move the image into a suitable programme. I know how to do the opacity/layers thing on the ipad in other apps - it's the moving an image into another app that I can't do.
sketch of winter undergrowth using pen and ink app on the ipad, using a basic Colt stylus pen
This app is another keeper. It allows fluid, expressive lines, with no pixellated, digital look. I'm impressed.
It comes with one pen style, several ink colours and erasers. You can buy more options if you wish, quite cheaply. For me this is probably enough .... time will tell.
Has anyone else used this? or have any recommendations not already on my list?