Introducing iPad For Artists + a Giveaway!

I have written a new book called iPad For Artists! It has been published by Ilex Press and is available to order TODAY! The book is filled with tips and tutorials for artists who are interested in drawing and painting on the iPad. I am excited to finally share it with all of you!

As you may know if you’ve kept up with this blog, I love drawing on my iPad. You can check out some of my previous iPad art and videos that I’ve posted before. It has been a big learning experience for me, and now you can grab all my tips, tricks, and knowledge that I’ve gained in one super book.

Learn all about the book and view previews on the dedicated page I made here:

Here is a short flip-through video:

iPad For Artists includes:

  • Lots of tutorials!

  • Many styles of art, including children’s illustration, landscape painting, still lifes, comic art, and sketching.

  • A review of my favorite styluses.

  • A list of my favorite apps and the advantages/disadvantages of each.

  • Articles and interviews with guests artists of a variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • A gallery of iPad art featuring many different artists.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Will Terry, Reed Bond, Fraser Scarfe, Eric Merced, Marc Scheff, and Jorge Lacera for contributing to the book. You all blew me away with your iPad talent!

Learning how to use the iPad for sketching and illustration work has been a rewarding journey for me. I will admit, it was frustrating at first! The iPad is so much different than your typical graphics tablet, but it also has HUGE potential that you can’t get anywhere else. I’m excited that other artists might start creating art on their iPad because of this book. If you are one of those people, be sure to let me know! I’d love to hear from you.

Buy the Book!

You can purchase the book from Amazon here.


To celebrate the book launch, I am going to giveaway some books! Here is how to enter:

    The giveaway is over! Congrats to the winners. Be sure to check out all the lovely iPad tips left in the comments. You’re welcome to continue leaving tips and tricks here and on the book page if you want!

  • Do one of the following:

    1. Comment on this blog post with your favorite iPad art tip, such as an app recommendation, favorite stylus, or any general advice about drawing on the iPad.

    2. Share the link to the book on Twitter with the hashtag #iPadForArtists.

    3. Share the link to the book on Facebook. You must tag my fan page. Update: Because of technical difficulties, I changed the rules of the Facebook portion of this contest! If you entered before under the previous rules, it will not be counted because it is likely I didn’t see it in the first place. Please enter again! NEW FB RULES: Comment on this post on my FB page with your favorite iPad art tip.

  • You can do one of these things or all of them for more chances to win. I will draw a random winner from each group (three giveaways in all!).

  • You must do this between now and midnight January 22 U.S. Eastern Time.

  • Winners receive a free, signed copy of iPad For Artists!