I decided I have to write the Procreate App on Ipad Air Review. Recently I have been watching the reviews for the new Ipad Pro and Apple Pencil. They both look so amazing but are not in my budget now. Since I use my Ipad Air 1 daily and have used Procreate for several years for illustration after it was recommended to me by a salesperson at the Apple store. It has always been a great app for illustration and I used it in conjunction with other art apps on my Ipad.  After I updated to IOS 9 I decided to try it again but right away noticed some changes in the way it is laid out.  It took a little while to become orientated with this new interface but once I did I was amazed with the difference in the fluidity of the strokes. Everything flows like silk! It is amazing.

My training in art through the years has been in traditional art with a bachelor degree in visual art. My cross over and branching out into technology came when I earned my masters degree in  integrating technology in the classroom. When I wanted to learn illustration for my children’s books I noticed that my eyes became very tired when trying to draw in traditional methods especially with the small details. I have tried using Painter, the illustration and painting program for artists and illustrators, but I really prefer using my iPad because I can look down and draw at the same time which is more natural than looking up at your computer screen while drawing down as you have to do with other painting and illustration programs. Although I use a regular stylus, you can use an Adonit Jot, Pencil by FiftyThree, Pogo Connect, or a Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus by selecting your choice in the settings.

In this video, I show some of the features of the app.  It is important to remember that you need to update to IOS 9.1 for it to work properly. When you think about the cost of this app, $5.99 compared to the price of the expensive illustration programs that cost $400 or more, you will realize what a bargain it really is. Also the updates for Painter, Illustrator or other illustration programs are $125.00-$150.00 or more. The updates for Procreate and other art apps are free. If you don’t find all the features you need or prefer to make further additions and corrections, you always have the option of saving your illustration to Dropbox or transferring to to your PC or laptop. I use Pixelmatr on my MacBook Pro for sizing if needed. For those that can not afford the price of a Cintq or Intuos tablet, this is a great alternative.

Procreate App for drawing and illustration is available in the Apple App store. It is exclusive to IOS/Apple and is not available on Android or Microsoft tablets.

Price: $5.99

  • Category: Entertainment
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2015
  • Version: 3.0.3
  • Size: 88.8 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
  • Seller: Savage Interactive Pty Ltd

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.

My rating is ***** 5 stars

My hope in writing these reviews is to help my readers in simplifying the process of finding the apps best suited for their needs.  I hope you have leaned something with my Procreate App on Ipad Air Review. Please fill out the form below and leave me  comment and let me know what you think.

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This video was made with the Procreate app.  It saves your drawing as you create it and then as soon as you finish you can export the video.


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artist, author, illustrator
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