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The iPad.  A tool that has been around for a while now, yet still able to come up with new uses each day.  The iPad, to me, is an extension of my rendering.  I practice on it.  I sketch on it.  I doodle on it.  And sometimes I do fully finished artwork on it.

But the question comes to mind, do you need an iPad?  Is it necessary in this technology filled world of ours?  What are the pros and the cons of working in the digital medium?

This week we take a look at all the positives, and negatives, or working with a tablet.  And you’ll see it’s not always greener on the other side.

The iPad is a Tool

Understand that the iPad is a tool.  Just like any tool.  It does not have magic powers.  it will not make you amazing.

I want you to think back to when you started drawing.  With pencil in hand and paper in front of you, the world was yours.  Creativity was yours.  It was just a matter of time before you created the most amazing piece of art the world had ever seen.

But then you saw a painting.  Done with acrylics.  And suddenly you wanted to work in that medium.  You felt that paper and pencil was inferior to working in the liquid medium of acrylic.  With acrylics you could capture the emotion of the piece.  It would be amazing!

Until you saw that fabulous digital painting online.  That was the best of the best.

You see where this is going.  Everything is a tool.  It’s you that makes it awesome!

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