Procreate changed my way of creating art essentially. For me, it’s so much easier to draw on my iPad than on paper.
Procreate is a powerful and intuitive app that can help take your skills to the next level. But getting started can be daunting, especially if you’re new to the world of digital art.
That’s why it’s important to have the right resources at your disposal. In this post, I discuss some of the essential tools and resources that help you to get the most out of Procreate and start creating amazing art in no time.
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Unfortunately, to use Procreate, you have to have an iPad. You don’t need to buy the latest and most expensive one, to get that party started. On the Procreate-Website you can find a list of iPad models that go with the app: Website
I use the iPad Pro (3rd generation). The storage is only 64 GB because I had a good opportunity to buy this one for a cheap prize. I transfer some of my work to an external device and delete it from the iPad every now and then to safe space. It’s ok to use this workaround but I’d prefer to go with a bigger storage next time.
I use the Apple Pencil 2nd Generation. I’ve never used an other stylus on my iPad, so no other recommendation here.
You can also use your fingers to draw in Procreate but if you’d like to draw precisely and also longer time, I highly recommend using a stylus.
other helpful resources
Drawing on the iPad is a total different feeling than drawing on paper. There are some possibilities that can help you to get used of it. All the listed products are inexpensive so you can try them out without any risk:
With this foil your iPad is a little less slippery and it simulates a drawing-on-paper-feeling.
It’s anti-glare, which means that the sunlight reflects less than on glass. This is important if you like to draw outside.
You can put a little “hat” on the tip of your pencil that gives you a smooth feeling while drawing.
I love to spread the world with color and funny gadgets are always nice to look at. If you like, you can put a “dress” on your pencil (just for fun :).