Watch a Marvel and DC Comics illustrator do what he does best with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Watch a Marvel and DC Comics illustrator do what he does best with an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil
There's nothing like starting things off with some fine art! And as far as we're concerned, it can't possibly get better than having mr. Jim Lee himself – a comic book illustrator of Marvel, DC Comics and Image Comics fame – test-drive his iPad Pro and Apple Pencil by drawing Batman and the Joker! Needless to say, the photos and videos he published on Instagram are nothing short of awesome! If they don't put iPad Pros in the hands of budding comic book artists, we don't know what else will. Anyway, Jim Lee used Procreate, a $6 drawing app available in the Apple App Store. What you're seeing came straight out of the app.

While we aren't artists or anything, we're quite impressed with how the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil bridge the analog and digital drawing domain. Yes, tablets for drawing aren't anything new and never seen before. But the iPad can be taken anywhere, the stylus works like an actual drawing tool, and the device's power and connectivity let you share and collaborate on your work in real time! No wonder design houses around the world have been picking these up like hot cakes!

So, there you have it – Mr. Lee, an iPad Pro, and the results – a sight to behold! The Procreate app can be downloaded here, and the videos are available on Jim Lee's Instagram.


via iMore

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35 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 942; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The Batman drawing looks kind of meh but i like the Joker one.

7. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

15. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

OH JEEZ YOU CAN DRAW ON THE NOTE ASWELL?? Jk jk that looks really great!

29. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

34. Brewski

Posts: 658; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

The queen of 9gag.

19. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3934; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Don't talk bad about the Dark Knight.

2. AlikMalix unregistered

Before the trolls wake up.. I like the S-pen even for drawing, but after trying the pencil - it's a completely different animal. This thing was designed for one thing - replace drawing tools with a digital all-in-one. Forget that i'm an iphone fan, if you take one thing seriously from my posts - the pencil was done right for those that love to draw!!!

5. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Are you seriously comparing S-pen to a dedicated 150$ accessory. S-pen was never made for professional use. It's for conveniences like drawing circles or writing stuff over images. For professional uses, you have wacom tablets with which you will be able to do more since they usually run a proper OS like windows.

9. AlikMalix unregistered

s-pen is a great tool, and love that it's embedded. Pencil does more than about $185 worth of my pens, including Bamboo... and it's more comfortable to hold. The surface of the iPad Pro is also not smooth which allows for better friction feel. I have been drawing on tablets since I got my first iPad (iPad3). I have invested in pens and it's all going up for sale as soon as I get an iPad pro or 9.7 with the pencil. S-pen has its pro's, but so does the pencil - and what I look for in the stylus is the pro's of pencil. I'm not saying s-pen is worse, just saying it's different for what it was designed...

14. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

I still think the face of the tablet is too slippery, if you're a real artist you get a Wacom tablet.

17. AlikMalix unregistered

I"m not a "real artist" i just love to draw... and before tablets it was pens, pencils and real paper... now it's all tablet because of the vast tools available. Regarding slippery, you're exactly right, thats why the iPad Pro has a rough surface... I'm actually surprised the thing sold so well, considering that (in my opinion) it was built specifically for drawing. Buying it just to use like a regular ipad is a bit wasteful - but it's their money. I'm simply hoping for the iPad Pro to drop in price - I like the size of that screen as it matches the size of a regular letter sized paper - so when you draw, you see what you get...

21. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Everyone mocks me for having an oversized iPad, saying that's it's way too big. But in my opinion, as soon as I held the thing in my hands it just clicked. The size was perfect, reading was perfect, video streaming was perfect, audio was perfect. I completely agree with you. Funny enough though I didn't have to pay for it! I ordered it from Telstra, but after changing my mind I cancelled the order. But of course it came anyway and haven't heard back to them since! My opinion hasn't changed though, I don't think it's a full-fledged drawing device, but for some sketching, it does work fine or at least better then all the other tablets.

28. canner

Posts: 68; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

so you pretty much stole 1000 dollars.

24. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

If you were talking about older Notes, then i would agree with you 100%. One of the downside to using spen was that it's just too damn slippery. On the newer devices, there is plenty of friction on the spen tip to draw accurately and i've used wacom tablets in the past

32. AlikMalix unregistered

My experience is with NOTE 4's S-pen and it's a great experience... not gonna deny it.

10. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

I'm sure you could do the Same with the S-Pen.

13. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

The screen may be too small for detailed drawing, so far, (excluding Walcom tablets, which are literally for drawing) I think the iPad Pro is the best entertainment tablet for artists so far IMO.

23. ph00ny

Posts: 1976; Member since: May 26, 2011

*cough*Note 12.2 Pro*cough* Note series is using Wacom digitizer. Same reason why you can take wacom pens and use it on note without any issues. Same reason why you can't use note spen on regular capacitive screens

18. AlikMalix unregistered

not really, S-Pen are great styluses. But they're input pens primarily, and drawing secondary - tilt, pressure, size and thickness of it, tip friction, screen roughness all play a big role when you draw: s-pen has pressure measuring tech, but it lacks the rest. But dont get me wrong - I'd be just as happy with S-pen if I was into Android. I prefer iOS, and the pencil is very very good for what I need a stylus for...

20. Macready

Posts: 1792; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

"but lacks the rest" Turns out you haven't used one after all. It has 2048 pressure levels indeed, but it also has tilt and twist sensing. Confirmed on my girlfriend's Note 4 (so not just marketing).

30. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

For me the S-Pen sucks for drawing because its too tiny. So I bought the WACOM Bamboo Feel which is basically a full sized S-Pen and it is flawless.

3. stanislav

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

You can do that with Wacom stylus and every other iPad maybe except the first one, with windows tablets and probably android tablets.

26. NexusX

Posts: 612; Member since: May 16, 2013

think again apple is coming after wacom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMA25CqKcn8

33. AlikMalix unregistered

I've noticed that every reviewer loves the Pencil and iPad Pro. One complaint they have is: no eraser, which is remedied by tapping on eraser brush. Apple should add eraser tip like wacom.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Meh, I've seen much smoother/neater drawings than that done with Wacom Companion and other Windows tabs...but I guess this is iPhonearena's first ever time of seeing art drawn on a Tablet you can carry anywhere.

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they need to visit deviant art to see some mindblown art created with wacom's graphic tablet, lol.. or just visit youtube for tons of drawing timelapse

12. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Lol, so one drawing judges it all huh? but I agree, the tablets face is too damn slippery for the best drawing. Nothing beats paper.

31. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

"Lol, so one drawing judges it all huh?" Well, that's what Luis is sounding like with the following naive statement: "Yes, tablets for drawing aren't anything new and never seen before. But the iPad can be taken anywhere, the stylus works like an actual drawing tool, and the device's power and connectivity let you share and collaborate on your work in real time!"

6. xfire99

Posts: 1203; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

When Samsung released Note with stylus which can do the same. Then its a gimmick. But if Apple released similar and it get praised skyhigh. Thats the power of iMedia iControll.

11. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Well, it kind of is. We have a total of ten styluses, we are born with them, guess what they are, of course the only real point for the s-pen is for drawing and "note taking". Also the Apple Pencil is an optional accessory, you can't call it a gimmick like 3D Touch as its not implemented into the device, it is OPTIONAL.

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