The first time I fell in love with a touch screen was an iPhone 3GS (might have been an iPod Touch come to think of it) in February 2009. There was no screen larger, the iPad was still a few years away, but since then the phone has been my go to drawing device. Nowadays I’m more Android than iPhone but the small screen remains a steadfast go-to with a variety of apps from ArtRage to Procreate, ArtFlow to Corel Painter all happily keeping me company on my touch screen art journey. And in the back of my mind, in the distant past, there is the memory of Brushes app – one of the first and, still, one of the best art apps ever made.
Android phones (2016 – )
iOS devices (primarily 2009 – 2016)
Do I have a favourite?
Phone? I’m, nostalgically, HUGELY fond of the HTC One M8 and currently thoroughly enjoying the Motorola G Pro (which suits my available budget a little better than a Samsung Note sadly).
App? ArtRage, absolutely. It’s the first application that I install on any phone and tablet and I adore so much of the way it rewards the artist.
Almost certainly this one: Charlie Blimey. An entry to a Deviant Art ‘fill-in-a-squiggle’ competition and named in honour of the Good Dr Mark Kermode. I drew it on an iPhone touch with Brushes app in 2011 on holiday on the Isle of Wight.
I do seem to remember there was a LOT of zooming in…