For many years I was shlepping around 300 copic markers wherever I went. I even purchased a carry-on suitcase specifically made to FIT ALL 300 markers. Each box set had 100 markers, and they were put in these acrylic rectangular boxes that perfectly fit in my magical suitcase. However, traveling with this in hand was not fun. I got stopped at every security check, literally everywhere in the world, and would open my suitcase showing them that these are Marrrrrkers and would grunt, eye roll, hair flip and feel totally annoyed.
(Don’t get me started on boarding a plane with this marker filled suitcase)
Since I travel a lot for work and pleasure I was feeling frustrated to shlep around all of my materials. I had no choice, since no matter where I went, I had to take all of my materials with me. I mean I can’t NOT draw, you know?
Then, the iPad pro launched and I was like, what is this thing? I went to the Apple store about ten times, spoke to countless helpful genius bar people, (who were so adorable and cute btw) and was super curious to see if I could use this tablet. I’ve never used a wacom tablet or did digital drawing before so I didn’t really know if this was right for me. I was more curious about the product for travel reasons so that I wouldn’t have to have a horrible experience each time I decided to pick up and go be fabulous somewhere.
Needless to say, as you see on my instagram, the iPad changed my life. You can literally be any kind of artist/creator you want to be on this thing. I use the procreate App on the iPad pro 12’9″ with the Apple Stylus Pen.
It’s been a total game changer for me. I’m able to really push forward my creativity and do things I could never imagine doing with just ordinary markers and pens.
This app has allowed me to broaden my drawing skills in ways I could have NEVER imagined. If you scroll through my instagram you will notice that my techniques have really advanced since I’ve been using procreate on the iPad. Personally I think it’s enabled me to move from just illustrating to actually making more of an art piece due to all of the fabulous brushes and layering I can do. Plus when it comes to making a design brief for clients, my presentations look much for professional and polished.
Plus now I can go through airport security as if I’m walking into a spa!