Testing out/experimenting. Lengthy post. Beware.
This is a homemade stylus I put together with a sponge, some wire, and a disassembled old pen. The thing actually worked to my surprise. I also brought a newly released version of Colors! for an Android tablet. I dont have a Galaxy Note 10.1, so I dont have pressure sensitivity or the pen that comes with it, but I’ve played around with my girlfriend’s iPad, so it’s not completely necessary, it’s just a nice thing to have though.
I used to use Colors! for the Nintendo DS a lot, it was the shit back then. In fact, a lot of the earlier work I did for this blog was made there. So I hoping it would be as badass as before. Sadly, it didnt live up to my expectations. There’s really not much new from the DS version. There’s layers now (up to 5) But honestly I never used them. There’s no way to export your painting at a large resolution, and you can’t save your playback either, that and the tablet’s lack of pressure sensitivity really puts a dent on it. I think I’ll stick to Sketchbook Pro. It’s not so great for Android users, but it seems like the best alternative so far.
The speed painting above was done in about an hour or so. The sponge was kind of moist when I started putting the stylus together. Right now it’s kinda dry. Still soft, but dry. I’m wondering if I should wet it a little before using it, and if so, how long it’ll last til it falls apart/stops working? Who knows…