Enhance your digital art skills with this paintbrush stylus

Digital art is a popular medium and the internet is awash in digitally created fanart in particular. Digital art got its first push with introduction of MacPaint in 1984, the first commercial software program for painting and drawing on your computer. However, the art you could create with MacPaint was very limited. Digital art not only had to wait for better software, but it also needed the Sensu Brush and Paintingright forum to share your digital creations with other artists and fans. The website deviantArt was launched in 2000 for that very purpose, it allowed amateur artists (digital and analog) to share their creations with other artists and members. Today deviantArt has more than 25 million members and 265 million artworks.

With advent of the iPad and other tablets, digital artists now have a new way to create artworks using styluses. The Sensu Brush stylus has both a regular stylus tip and a paintbrush tip. The Sensu Brush is 7 inches long with a silicone grip for added comfort. The brush tip feels as flexible as a real paintbrush dipped in water. All in all, the Sensu Brush design is responsive and elegant, bringing the joy of painting with a real brush back to digital art.

One common customer complaint about the Sensu Brush is that it does not offer the precision of a pressure sensitive stylus. Tablets only register the center of the brush, which means that you can’t paint quite the same way as you can with an actual sensu brushpaintbrush. The brush strokes appear the same whether you’re tapping the screen or pressing the brush down so that its bristles fan out.

All in all, the Sensu Brush is relatively inexpensive compared to other styluses and is a great addition to your paintbox. The Sensu Brush works with the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Kindle Fire, Surface, Nexus, Galaxy Tab, Nook, BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung Tablet and more. It’s compatible with a wide variety of apps including ArtRage, Sketchbook Pro, Adobe PhotoShop Touch, Adobe Ideas, Procreate, Paper and ZenBrush.

Other perspectives: reviews from WIRED, the Verge and PCMag

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