How to Organize an Illustrator Workspace for Astropad

Oct 24th, 2016
Malyse McKinnon
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Illustrator is the standard for vector work – it’s a great tool for illustration, typography, and many other uses. In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Illustrator with Astropad. Rearranging panels and tool bars One of the nice things about Illustrator is that individual panels and tool bars are rearrangeable to …

Artist Showcase: Jenna Freimuth

Oct 17th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Jenna Freimuth Where do you live? I have lived in Minneapolis, MN for almost 7 years.  I am in love with this city and I’m starting to plan a day to celebrate our anniversary together. Where do you look for inspiration?  I’ll page through surface design books or browse online for a bit, but I …

Astro’s Next Frontier

Oct 6th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Our top Astro dogs have been exploring uncharted terrority to make even more powerful tools for artists. We want you to know that the next frontier is coming soon! We’ll be launching some out-of-this-world stuff in the coming months. ? But while we’re still preparing for takeoff, we’re wondering: What does “the next frontier” mean to …

Digital Tattoo Design Using Astropad

Sep 22nd, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Since the release of iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, tattoo artists have envisioned the potential for a more digitized workflow. Turned off by the high price tag and single-use functionality of the traditional Wacom tablet, the iPad Pro is a more accessible tool for tattoo artists. Alex Ellis — owner of Forget Me Not Tattoo Studio & Gallery in Ocala, …

Artist Showcase: Adolfo Correa

Sep 19th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Adolfo Correa Where do you live? I am originally from Santiago de Chile but I’ve recently moved to Spain looking for new challenges in Europe. I love traveling and learning from different cultures. When I feel that I am not learning and working at the level that I want, I know it’s time to go …

Artist Showcase: La Scarlatte

Aug 29th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Pauline Teunissen (aka La Scarlatte) Where do you live? I live in the center of Amsterdam, looking out over the ships in the harbor. Where do you look for inspiration? Almost everywhere, but nature is what I love most. So when I get the chance, I go to the dunes and the beach which are …

How to Organize a Clip Studio Paint Workspace for Astropad

Aug 25th, 2016
Malyse McKinnon
343

Clip Studio Paint is a great drawing program to use with Astropad. It’s versatile for both illustration and creating publisher-ready comics, with features that accommodate every step of the comic-making process: layouts, perspective rulers, sketching, inking, coloring, and captions. In this quick step-by-step guide, we’ll help you organize an efficient workspace for using Clip Studio Paint with Astropad. For …

Artist Showcase: Mariosupa

Aug 12th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Mario Hounkanrin (aka Mariosupa) Where do you live?  I moved from Paris to Amsterdam 2 years ago to be with my better half. What inspires you?   I was born in Benin, West Africa, but we moved to Paris when I was 4. I spent most of my life in Paris and that’s where I …

Astropad 2.0

Aug 3rd, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

A free update for existing users!  Our top Astro dogs have been hard at work on Astropad 2.0, and we’re so excited to share a full lineup of ultra-responsive features. Here are the highlights: High-performance Liquid engine upgrade: Runs three times faster with massively reduced pixelation Uses 3x less CPU and 4x less memory: Allows longer work sessions and …

Meet Rebekka (version 2)

Jul 6th, 2016
Savannah Reising
343

Rebekka is Astropad’s hero woman – she’s complex and captivating, and she’s been the face of Astropad since its inception in 2015. The original watercolor Rebekka was made by artist Rebekka Ivácson (hence the name), and it embodies the artistic merit of Astropad users. In anticipation of *Astropad version 2* (free update, coming this summer!) we issued an open call to the Astro …