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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 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.

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