ArtRage for iPad Demo at CES 2011
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ArtRage for iPad Demo at CES 2011

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ArtRage is showing off its painting applications at CES. While the best I can manage to draw on an iPad is something that resembles a first grader’s finger painting, some artists can create some really good looking stuff.

Here’s a photo of ArtRage for iPad in action at CES 2011. As I watched the artist creat this portrait I was really impressed by the level of control he had with the paintbrush he was using as a stylus.

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    01/07/2011 at 11:57 pm

    “It’s like we said on the iPad, if you see a stylus, they blew it. ”
    (Steve Jobs)

    Expect Apple will be disallowing ArtRage any moment, LOL.

    Relax, just humor…

  2. Anonymous

    01/08/2011 at 3:30 am

    Wow! This finger painting are so magic, I have to say iPad is so magic.
    More info about iPad:

  3. Anonymous

    01/08/2011 at 8:03 am

    How does the paintbrush work? Is it some kind of modified stylus?

    • Frank

      01/08/2011 at 11:17 am

      it’s not a real paintbrush. The tip seems to consist of bass hairs or some other conductive material, forming a brush, and the grip has to be conductive too.
      And in the end you still get a fat imprecise conductive pen, resulting in such awkward looking portraits shown in the post above.
      Better buy a tablet PC (like the ASUS EP121) with a proper pressure sensitive highly precise Wacom pen and useful software, not just apps.

    • Frank

      01/08/2011 at 11:18 am

      I think I just found the above used paintbrush: ‘Nomad Brush’

  4. Anonymous

    01/08/2011 at 1:11 pm

    I have a wacom, but it’d be nice to get something decent for the iPad (I know, with the capacitance screen, not likely).

  5. savagemike

    01/09/2011 at 10:13 am

    And to do it they needed what……
    A stylus.

    So, according to Steve Jobs – they failed.
    We’ll see if apple invents the stylus for ipad gen II.
    But honestly I think that will just be the cameras update suppressed from round one for the upsell ability on gen II.
    I think it will be gen III or so before apple invents the stylus.

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