“You probably don’t recognize the name of Dutch artist Leendert Jan Vis, but an awful lot of people enjoy his work every day. Over the past three decades, his cheerful and quirky animals have appeared on over 250 million greeting cards as well as in picture books, as stuffed animals, and on a variety of products,” Harry McCracken reports for fast Company. “Vis counts Hallmark among his publishers, though his cards aren’t available in the U.S.”
“He’s stuck with pen and ink even as many artists have gone entirely digital by using a Mac or Windows PC with one of Wacom’s graphic tablets or Cintiq pen-enabled displays,” McCracken reports. “But when he tried Apple’s iPad Pro tablet and Pencil stylus, he liked them so much he’s now using them exclusively.”
“What sold him on the iPad Pro? Pretty much the virtues you might expect, including the ability to work quickly without waiting for ink to dry, the availability of layers for breaking a drawing down into its component parts, and the ease of sharing,” McCracken reports. “He uses Procreate, the iPad painting and drawing app with the most ambitious and customizable features for producing artwork using an array of natural-media art implements.”
Read more, and check out the video of Vis drawing on his iPad Pro, in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Gorgeous pen and ink drawings without the pen and ink!