Sketching in the Digital Age

When my boyfriend first told me he was getting a tablet, I thought he meant a Wacom Bamboo tablet, which you use for sketching digitally. That wasn’t what he meant, but I have found that I can use it to make digital sketches, as long as I don’t mind using my finger as my writing instrument. (He did buy a stylus, but it got eaten by a couch. And he got a Bamboo tablet for Christmas, though I haven’t tried it yet.) Sketching via iPad doesn’t have the flexibility of sketching on paper, mostly in terms of being able to layer colors and blend, but it’s fun to play!

And a bonus: One problem that I encounter with filming videos for my online classes and youtube channel is light: I have a huge studio with giant windows and plenty of light, but since I live in New England, pretty much the land of darkness, I have to film anything before about 3 pm or the lighting just isn’t right. With the ipad though, I suspect I can film anytime I want! Score!


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Weekly Art Date is an online art journal course taught by Moira Richardson of Crafty Moira. Weekly Art Date is hosted on

3 responses to “Sketching in the Digital Age”

  1. storybeader says :

    that’s cool!
    two questions? Can you print and can you erase? Important things to know… {:-D

  2. craftymoira says :

    Yes you can erase. You can print directly from the ipad, if you have an air printer, which I don’t have, but I’m going to try sending the pictures to my desktop to see if I can print them that way and will report back!

  3. versana says :

    I just found your blog and it is full of fantastic “stuff”. The PAINT WITH IPAD is really an awesome video. What a really great tools we have in this age! Thanks for the video


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