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