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Have you ever wondered which iPad is best for digital art? Well, I’m going to give you a full in-depth review of my experience with the iPad Pro 9.7"and the new iPad Pro 12.9” (4th generation).

This will be from my perspective as a lettering artist and digital creator so I hope that it helps you decide which model might be best for you. I go through everything from how I decided that an iPad tablet was for me, to pricing, specs and more. …


Last week, Twitter announced that they were getting rid of the Twitter auto-cropping image feature. If you’re an artist like me, you probably saw the celebration all over your timeline. The announcement from Twitter caused #RIPTwitterCrop to trend as photographers, illustrators, (and skeptics) flooded the timeline to test it out for themselves. It was then that it became glaringly apparent that we’ve all been tied down by the former image dimension constraints of the platform. …


At the time of me writing this article we are currently in the middle of 36 Days of Type. This yearly creative challenge is the source of great excitement (and admittedly a bit of stress) for artists around the world. It started in 2014 as a personal challenge between designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea and has since grown into a global celebration of typography and creativity.

The first 26 days are for letters A-Z and the remaining 10 days for numbers 0–9. …


As a professional lettering artist and designer, I’ve been using Procreate for over 3 years now on my iPad Pro. For this reason, I’ll admit that I was slow to adopt Adobe Fresco. I figured that Procreate was the best digital drawing app out there, and since I found myself comfortable with my workflow, there was no sense in changing.

It wasn’t until I started watching other lettering artists and illustrators on Adobe Live that I had the idea of using Adobe Fresco. Then I decided to hold an (unofficial but still insightful) survey in my Instagram stories that revealed…

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