Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Han Solo Scroll Saw Portrait Pattern.

11" X 14" Han Solo Portrait.
Designed on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil

I mentioned in the last post that I sometimes do patterns on my iPad Pro with the Apple pencil. I said that if there were interest I would try to demonstrate how it is done. I received several emails asking for the demo. This portrait of Han Solo was completed tonight on the iPad and I videoed several minutes of the process.

It will take me a couple days to edit the video into something watchable. I will try to post it this week sometime. I kept the pattern pretty simple so I could just focus on the demonstration but you can add as much detail as you like with this process.

Until recently the Apple pencil was only compatible with the iPad Pro. At Apple's last announcement they brought out a new cheaper iPad that will allow you to use the Pencil with it also. This is great news for artist and pattern designers. This new iPad starts at $329. The Apple Pencil is around $100.
That's considerably cheaper than the iPad Pro.  

I would not recommend that you go out and buy the ipad and pencil just to do portrait patterns but if you are going to buy an iPad anyway it is a great device for this type of work.

One note is that the iPad Pro will give you faster results than the new less expensive iPad but from the videos, I have watched the new iPad is very usable with the Pencil.

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