I have just watched some sketching on ipads on youtube, & it is quite something how some of the sketches look so real.
like this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GDhClgLOUs&NR=1
I like the idea of digital sketching, or a digital sketch tablet, your stuff is in a digital format, so far, I have used a small sketch pad & to digitize & archive I have scanned them with my epson photo perfection scanner 4490 in as 600 dpi .tiffs in Adobe RGB, the original sketches were on hand cut sheets of cotton resume paper to 5 in x 7 in.
This has worked, but the scanning gets tedious, as for a single idea or project alone I can generate at minimum 10 sketches & up to 60 or more, when I work out ideas & compositions. So I find myself often falling behind in my scanning my most recent sketches, amidst other things I have to do.
I scanned them, to archive & back up to discs, as my sketches are the heartbeat of my art, they are my thoughts & ideas, consisting of sketches & written notes, etc, sort of a visual diary of my life, so they have value to me. I live on a canyon in southern California & we do get wildfires, my neighborhood was evacuated one time. So it would be quite a loss for me to lose my paper sketchbooks, & I have amassed quite a few, & the paper attracts silverfish, & take up what little space I have.
So seeing sketching on the ipad looks appealing, my sketches would be already digitized, I could back up the sketches on an external hard drive, a much more compact storage & viewing solution, with the idea of printing them on a needed basis.
I did the sketches on the small side so I could use them with a copykake projector, to project onto canvases or other surfaces for a sketch before painting.
So I am coming here for some input or advice to help with my sketching situation, & whether an ipad would be a good idea. I read one of the other ipad threads on here & it got a bit of a bashing, I am in between & I see it's drawbacks but from what I saw on you tube it looks like it has potential for sketching, & something like this might help me with my art. Internet would not be my first use for it, the sketching & maybe reading books or documents on it, I would probably opt for the wifi & not the 3g one, as I dont like having to pay a monthly fee for something, if I can get internet for free at wifi places, however unreliable these may be as I have discovered with the ipod touch, either the networks are locked needing a password, or unlocked but with poor reception, with slow loading pages & a half drained battery from just 2-5 min of use & viewing.
Despite the drawbacks I noted about the ipod touch,I liked how it allows me to carry around alot of samples of my art & photos & I can show this to people, where as before I carried around a little photo book in my purse which was bulky. And sometimes I did get lucky with a good free unlocked wifi signal & have checked my e-mail on it a few times.