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.

You can follow Nomad Brush on Twitter or Facebook if you want to keep up with new products and promotions.


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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  1. Margaret says

    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.

  2. says

    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!

  3. glenda says

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

  4. Tiffany says

    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!!!

  5. renee gatewood says

    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.

  6. Jean-Marie says

    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!

  7. Becky says

    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.

  8. says

    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!

  9. Joan Calhoun says

    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!

  10. says

    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.

  11. Mary Jane says

    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.


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