Looking to take your doodles to the next level? Check out one of the new apps we added to our iPads, SketchBook. Autodesk, the maker of 3D design software including AutoCAD, created a very powerful digital drawing program that is easy enough for beginners.
SketchBook works with touch screens so you can use your finger or grab a stylus. You can select different types of brushes to simulate using a pencil, paint brush, or even spray can. Select your color and you’re ready to create!
One of the biggest advantages to SketchBook is the ability to use layers. The free version gives you a background color and three layers. Layers allow you to stack your drawings so you don’t have to worry about coloring over another line. In my drawing, I started with a blue background and then added a layer of white for the snow and the body of the snow man and the black outlines of the snowman on another. I was able to color white in the body of the snowman without worrying about going over the black lines because they were on a different layer.
Whether you’re an amateur doodler or an artist looking to take your work digital, SketchBook has the tools and the simplicity to help you create your next drawing. Look for the SketchBook in our “Create” folder on our iPads.
In Part Two, I’ll explain SketchBook Motion, an App that will let us bring animation to our snowman scene.Part Two, I’ll explain SketchBook Motion, an App that will let us bring animation to our snowman scene.