The Best Art App for iPhone and iPad

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When I was using Sketchbook Pro, which I’ve previously lauded as one of the best art apps for iPad, I’d get lost in my work – I loved the app, it did essentially everything I asked it to. But my exported videos would show when I’d zoomed in or out, which meant there was a lot of blank gray space in my videos. And when I was busy working, when time disappeared and things were going great – ZAP! suddenly the app would shut down and I could lose hours of my work.

So I kept looking for a great art app that would let me use my tablet or iPhone just like a sketchbook and I finally found the One. I use it with a regular tablet pen.

The Procreate Pocket interface, which is the iPhone version. The iPad version has more functionality for the bigger screen. I own both apps.
The Procreate Pocket interface, which is the iPhone version. The iPad version has more functionality for the bigger screen. I own both apps.

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All the illustrations commissioned by Diamond Montessori were executed on the Procreate App, which means it more than paid for itself - it also paid for the cost of a new device! 
All the illustrations commissioned by Diamond Montessori were executed on the Procreate App, which means it more than paid for itself – it also paid for the cost of a new device!

My favorite app – the one that I use a lot, that I’m using to create my tarot cards, that I use to create all my digital illustrations – is now exclusively Procreate. Even when Procreate suddenly shuts down, all my work is automatically saved. And every stroke I make is recorded so I can export my whole drawing process as a video when I’m done- here’s a truncated version from the Temperance tarot card I posted to Instagram:

More small changes #tarot #temperance #art #process #procreate

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Author: Katana

Katana Leigh is a professional international artist with her paintings at home in Canada, the USA, Costa Rica, Australia, and more. Find her on Artist Katana Shop, Google! and Instagram

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