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New ‘Nomad Brush’ for iPad

Nomad Brush + iPad from Don Lee on Vimeo.

Just caught this from John Derry’s blog

..about artist and architect Don Lee has come up with a new entry in tablet styluses, the Nomad Brush. The concept behind the Nomad Brush is to offer users of the iPad and other capacitive touchscreen devices a more natural mark-making stylus.

Lee says, “I love to sketch and paint, and like many of you, I found the iPad to be a great digital sketchbook and canvas. However, I found that drawing with my finger was awkward. After trying out many styluses, I failed to find a suitable oneā€¦so I invented the Nomad Brush. Each Nomad Brush is carefully handcrafted and made with exceptionally conductive materials. This allows the brush to be extremely responsive, making brushstrokes immediate and effortless on any capacitive touchscreen device.”

The Nomad Brush works with any painting or illustration app, acting to provide the user with a more natural mark-making experience. Note that this stylus does not automatically create strokes that appear to have come from a natural-bristle brush. This capability must come from an app’s mark-making capabilities.

For example, if the user chooses a thin pencil-like stroke in the host app, the Nomad Brush will then create thin pencil-like strokes. What the Nomad Brush does offer is a more tactile drawing/painting experience via the feel of a brush-like stylus in the hand.


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