Illustrator Lisa Bardot on why iPad art is real art

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(Image credit: Apple/Lisa Bardot/Future)

Illustration on the iPad has come a long way since the tablet was first unveiled in 2010. Back then, you had to make do with drawing with your finger, or worse, a stylus. "Who wants a stylus?!" Steve Jobs famously exclaimed when launching the original iPad – but since the advent of the Apple Pencil and apps like Procreate, things have certainly changed.

Illustration artist Lisa Bardot is one of the leading figures of the Procreate and iPad art community, whose tutorials and art classes (including Making Art Everyday, which provides daily creative prompts) help aspiring digital artists across the world. We caught up with Lisa to chat about making art on the iPad ahead of the launch of her new Skillshare class, Easy, Eye-Catching Animations in Procreate. And if you're inspired to get creating, take a look at our roundup of the best iPad Pro deals and Apple Pencil deals.

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.