It’s been two month since I bought Samsung Galaxy tab s 6 lite (pc tablet) and all these time I’ve been using it mostly for drawing purposes. Tablet comes with S-pen included. I really like how soft and smooth the touch of the stylus on the screen and it is very responsive and overall drawing experience is very nice and pleasant for me. On the other hand, I’ve never owned either PC tablet or any kind of drawing tablet with draw on the screen feature before (I`ve been using Wacom Bamboo for drawing since 2011). So I have nothing to compare with. Anyways, I am quite happy working with what I’ve got for the price it costs.
With that being said let’s move on to the drawing apps I’ve tried. One thing that I really like about drawing in both of these apps is timelapse feature, which auto-records your drawing process and squeezes it into small time frame ranging between 15 sec and 3 minutes if I am not mistaken (don’t quote me on that) on Ibis Paint. The longest video I managed to record on CSP was about 6 minutes. I have not quite figured out how to regulate the length of timelapse there,aside from picking between 15 seconds,30 seconds,1 minute and
IBIS PAINT APP FOR ANDROID
Firstly, I tried Ibis paint app, barbecue CSP didn’t have timelapse recording feature at that time (now it has it, since December 10, 2020). I really wanted to try video recording process.
Interface was quite intuitive and easy to understand. There is free and paid version of the app, I used free version and it works fine for me. However, I found the brushes there a little bit harder for me to operate because I got used to other apps where my brush of choice was very smooth and sensitive. I really liked using this Ibis Paint app!
It also has big variety of brushes to choose from and materials library, where you can find backgrounds, screentones, patterns and use it in your art. It’s awesome bonus. Ibis pant also has online platform where you can share your art through Twitter. (You log in using your twitter account). I didn’t use this option myself, but I watched other people’s arts and drawing process recordings. That’s awesome!
Here is an example of my doodling process in Ibis paint:
One more simple sketch, background from Ibis Paint material library:
CLIP STUDIO PAINT APP FOR ANDROID
Clip Studio Paint turned out to be the best comics drawing app for me among other several apps I’ve tried. It is a fantastic app and I am completely in love with it. It has gorgeous resources (assets) library where you can fine literally anything you need.however, in my personal opinion overuse of pre-made brushes (flowers, hair, sparkles, castles you name it)could make drawing look stiff and lifeless. On the other hand, if used wisely, those assets are priceless, especially when it comes to speeding up the process,which is crucial when you have comics publishing deadlines to meet.
There is one time purchase for PC version, and monthly or yearly subscription price model for clip studio paint app. The price is reasonable for what you get in return. I am more then happy to pay this price to continue using this app!
I’ve tried clip studio paint on PC before, however it was rather hard for me to get used to, but, on my tablet it works perfectly for me. The interface seems more intuitive and easy on app version.
Here is some video process of me doodling my original characters in CSP:
And the drawing itself:
I guess, that’s it. I will update if I have anything to add in the future. ^_^