Artists of All Ages – You’ll Love the Nomad Brush for the iPad

Technology totally amazes me — like the Nomad Brush which works just like a real paint brush on the iPad, only (obviously) without real paint. Originally it was created for professional artists, says Nomad’s PR person, Jen Barth, but the artists soon discovered that their children enjoyed the brushes, too. Now, Nomad is reaching out to younger artists like my daughter, JJ!

About the size of a pencil, the Nomad Brush’s bristles act like paint bristles on paper, capturing the brush stroke movement on the iPad screen. It’s really quite amazing!

Don’t you just love this flower JJ’s painting on the Zen Brush app? She picked the background to be metal which makes the colors really pop.

The brush works with any art application. Some of the apps we tried with the Nomad Brush are:

Art Rage 

Drawing Pad

Zen Brush

SketchBook Pro

Check out this video showing the difference between digital and analog painting.

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Nomad Brush sent me several brushes to try and I want to give you my three extras. (If you don’t mind that my kids used them a few times.) To win one of three Nomad Brushes game valued at $24.95, enter this random sweepstakes by leaving a comment below that you’d like to win. By entering this sweepstakes, you agree to Imagination Soup’s official sweepstake rulesDeadline for entering is November 13, 2011, 11:59 EST. No purchase necessary. Open to individuals in U.S. only, 18 years of age or older, void where prohibited.

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  • Lindamarie

    This looks wonderful – I would love to win!

    Thank you.

  • George Chaplin

    Awesome Id love to win one!! thanks

    winchappy @

  • Margaret

    Wow! This might be a fun way to get kids in speech therapy to learn instead of always using flashcards. This would be a great win.

  • Elizabeth :o)

    Cool! Would love to win

  • Alicia

    I would love to win one of the brushes!!!!

  • Fiona

    How cool! Would love to win!

  • Charles

    I’m happy to just learn about this brush. We are just getting started on an ebook and now after seeing this brush, I’m getting a few new ideas. And of course, I would love to win one!

  • Lisa Nelson

    Oooohhhh! I would turn a flip in the snow for one of those fancy brushes!

  • Cathy

    Would love to try the brush!

  • Denise

    Looks like fun! I would love to win!

  • glenda

    would love to win one of these brushes; my grandchildren are getting ipads for christmas–they will love these!!

  • Tiffany

    I am getting an ipad to use with a special-needs support group and would LOVE to be able to share this tool with them! Please enter us for the Nomad Brush giveaway!!!

  • renee gatewood

    We would put this to great use! My daughter has taken over my ipad but only used the paint app. She would be over the moon.

  • Jean-Marie

    Looks like fun! We would love to give it a try in our household. And if we don’t get selected for a free brush, $25 isn’t bad at all for a Christmas gift!

  • Mel

    These look amazing. We’d love to win one.

  • AllergicAngel

    Enter me please! We’d love a brush.

  • Tea

    Wow, this looks stunning! Would absolutely love to try one! Thank you

  • Becky

    Cannot wait to see what my budding 7-year-old artist could come up with…..and no mess for me to clean up. Would love to win one. Thanks.

  • Katherine

    My kids would adore it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • Leigh Markley

    So much fun! Would love to win! Thanks!

  • Suzanne

    I’m always game to try more ways to help the kiddos create–count me in.

  • Lori Lavender Luz

    My children would love these! And even though it lowers my odds, I’m gonna Stumble this post! :-)

  • Gina @ Special Happens

    OMG, this is wonderful! I didn’t know there were things you could use on the iPad like that. My daughter is a budding ‘artist’…calls herself an artist…and we JUST got an iPad. She would LOVE this!

  • Joan Calhoun

    As an assistant principal in a small rural school this would be a great item for my students to use. We are providing Ipads so some classrooms. Since we have no art this would provide a way for students to create!! I could also use it is an incentive or a reward!

  • Amber

    I would love to win! I have an 8 yr. old with Autism. He and his little brother both LOVE playing in the iPad. It helps them interact with one another which is HUGE for them :) Awesome of you to share.

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  • Cathy

    Looks like a great tool! Thanks for the chance to win one!!!

  • marianne

    Those look really cool! My daughters would love to use one!

  • Mary Jane

    Unfortunately I am not artistic, but I would like to win this for my mother who painted when she was younger. I think she would start again with the ease of this brush and her iPad.

  • Cathy

    My four kids would love to try this out on my husband’s iPad.

  • Tom

    This looks really cool. I’d love to win one!

  • Jackie

    I would love to win one. There are so many ways to put this to good use!

  • PragmaticMom

    I would love to win. My oldest would LOVE this (though I would have to compete with her for the iPad).

  • Megan

    Amazing! My kids would fight over this!

  • clenna

    I would love to win. My grandkids would love to paint with this brush.
    clenna at aol dot com

  • Rebecca

    would love to win one, maybe that would be the tipping point of us actually pulling the trigger to buy the iPad! :)

  • Crystal Brunelle

    I would love to win this to give to our art teacher. Maybe he will want to get some for his classes. It would be great to try it out.


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