Keaton Studios

The Art of CKMoore - Fine Artist & Illustrator
Happy 4th of July!

Fourth of July 2020 already… this year has been an incredibly crazy year. Shocked that it’s already over halfway over. Here’s praying that 2021 is a better year without all the chaos!

Here’s a little celebratory dog for the occasion. He’s a cute little GSP (German Shorthair Pointer). I love these dogs! Prints of this guy are available here if you are interested.


Patriot Dog


For anyone who’s read my original post, much has changed (besides several years).

I ended up buying a 2nd generation iPad Pro 12.9 inch and absolutely love it. It is by far the best mobile drawing experience I’ve ever had. The battery lasts forever, the battery in the pen lasts forever, and it’s so darn natural. The hand gestures are amazing, the palm-rejection is amazing, and it feels like drawing with a pencil. I added a pen-grip to my pencil and love it.

I did run into one problem with the ipad though… at one point I noticed the lines were wavy. I purchased this ipad specifically because the lines were perfect! After much frustration, I thought my ipad was permanently broken – or some update ruined everyone’s lines. But few people were complaining… then one day I realized my lines were perfect before I added a screen protector. I thought, “No way! It can’t be that!”…. it was that. I only added the screen protector in the first place after finding scratches on the screen.

And so began the search for a new screen protector.

To make the story short, I ended up getting a Paperlike. No more wavy lines and it feels pretty nice too! The ipad pro is truly a joy to draw and paint on. I did not expect to be a fan, but I am.

This has become my daily carrier. I have not seen the benefit to upgrading, so I’m sticking with the 2nd gen until further notice. If anyone asks, I can give my input on painting applications. To put it simply, though, my favorite is by far and away Clip Studio Pro. Absolutely love it.

Having said all that, I also purchased a cintiq companion 2 and use that at home when I want a break from my art desk. The dog above was painted using this and Painter 2020. There’s something nice about how the application behaves with certain brushes.

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