Here is a little known fact about me – I used to be good in art. I’m far from a professional. I’m more of a doodler than I am an artist, but I’ve always done well in Art. It was my favorite subject. My teachers always commended me on my creativity and my ability to create things out of different mediums. I once made a huge rat out of stockings, stuffing and fake fur. I wish I had a photo of it. It really did look like a huge rat.
My artist abilities has passed down to my daughter who also did well in art. In fact she was in an advanced art program until school budgets eliminated it. She was (and is) so good that I wish they still had that art program because it could have lead to a scholarship of some sort.
These days you’ll find me doodling on scrap paper on my desk, or on the place mat at a restaurant. I find doodling and coloring to be very relaxing. Even my husband will color with me. We’ll sit at the table together, open up some coloring books and color side by side. I jokingly buy him a new box of Crayola crayons every year for Christmas.
I have a couple of drawing apps on my iPad and on my HP ENVY computer on my desk. Sometimes I like to drop whatever I’m doing and spend a half hour or more and just doodle. My HP is fun to doodle on because I have the Fresh Paint app on that computer and since it’s a touch screen it’s almost like having a real canvas to work with.
Most of the time when I am using the drawing apps I use my finger to draw and paint with. From time to time I use a stylus that I have.
Sensu has a product that takes using the drawing apps to a whole new level. They have a two-in-one brush/stylus that is the ultimate tool for digital artists or doodlers like me.
Sensu sent me one of the brushes free to review. There was no compensation.
When the Sensu Brush arrived it looked like a regular stylus. There is a rubber tip at one end which you can use to write, draw or tap around on your iPad or smartphone (or monitor if you have a touchscreen). When you slide off the cap it reveals a brush. The stylus then look exactly like a real paintbrush.
The synthetic hair on the brush is infused with copper which helps to activate it on touchscreens. It works exactly the same way that your finger or regular stylus would work. You don’t have to do anything different with it.
What I love about the Sensu Brush is that once you have it in your hand it looks and feels like a real paint brush and it allows you to do things with the drawing applications that you couldn’t do before. For example, when you use your finger colors are just one shade. If you use the brush and adjust the pressure (light or heavy) you can make colors lighter or darker. You can also use the brush to blend colors together the same way you would a real paint brush (depending on the application you are using).
I know it sounds silly but when I use the Sensu Brush I find myself handling it like I would a real paint brush and I tend to do a lot of of wispy movements with my hands as I’m “painting” on my iPad.
Here is a little more information about the Sensu Brush.
- Features patent-pending synthetic hair which feels like an artist brush but is infused with copper to make it activate on capacitive touchscreens
- Bristles are flexible, strong and offer resistance – a bit of spring – yielding perfectly to different paint mediums and surfaces
- The protective cap becomes the handle for the brush when in use or the protective chamber when closed
- Designed for use with a variety of drawing, painting and music apps
- Apps deliver high-level art-making with acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, marker and more
- No batteries or charging required
It is also very small and portable. You could easily tote it around in your pocket or purse.
Here is a video of the Sensu Brush in action. I could only dream of being as talented as the artists in this video. My artist style has always been, and always will be, doodling.
If you are reading this post via e-mail you can find the video here, www.SensuBrush.com/home/videos.
I don’t have any doodles made with the Sensu Brush on my laptop (what I am writing with at the moment) to share with you. However you can see examples on the Sensu Brush gallery on their website, www.SensuBrush.com.
The Sensu Brush sells for $39.99 on their website. That might be a bit pricey for a casual digital artist. However if you, or your child, enjoy drawing and painting on your touchscreen devices it’s worth it. Remember it’s also a stylus too, so it’s two tools in one.
This would make a great gift for someone too.
You might also want to check out their blog (you can access it from the website) for more tips and tricks on how to make the most of your Sensu Brush.
*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.