When painting with a tablet or other digital canvas, the type of brush you choose to work with can drastically affect the final rendering of your artwork. It can make the difference between producing a very clean looking air-brushed illustration and a rough-textured oil painting. These infinite painting possibilities are creatively exciting. The problem is that it can be difficult to decide which brushes are best to use for an intended effect, or to understand how best to configure all of their available settings. So to help with this, let's have a look at some of the most important aspects of setting up brushes for painting on the iPad.
[Kyle Lambert is a UK-based visual artist specializing in painting, illustration, and 3D animation.]