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NBA art, iPad style

Robert Generette III is an iPad artist who goes by the Nom de Pencil of Rob Zilla. He’s also a sports fan, and Apple is calling attention to the fact that both the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards have embraced his digital drawings of their real-world basketball players. A painting app called Procreate is … Continue reading “NBA art, iPad style”

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Robert Generette III is an iPad artist who goes by the Nom de Pencil of Rob Zilla. He’s also a sports fan, and Apple is calling attention to the fact that both the Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards have embraced his digital drawings of their real-world basketball players.

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A painting app called Procreate is the favorite tool of many serious iPad artists. But Rob Zilla works in Adobe Illustrator Draw—the iPad version of Illustrator, a desktop app so venerable it predates even Photoshop. That means that his work can be scaled up without losing resolution, a benefit that might come in handy if it’s being displayed on a giant screen in a sports arena.

About the author

Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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