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June 15th, 2017, 5:13 pm
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ShadowStalker1128 June 15th, 2017, 5:26 pm
Mostly good news, though. Alright! So I have a couple things to say, so prepare for a long post (please read, I need help)
Good news first. So, after much begging and yelling and pleading, I've finally convinced my mom to let me buy myself a pen to draw on my iPad! I'm super excited, since I'm sick and tired of drawing with my finger. It drains the fun out of it, my opinion. Anyways, I don't know a thing about these pens. If anybody here uses a specific type of pen to draw on an iPad, could you please give some info? Like which brand (if there's more than one brand), and if I have to use a specific type depending on my iPad? I'd really appreciate it (if not I'll just research it, but I want to hear it from someone more experienced.) This probably means that you won't see as much digital art from me until I get my pen (you may have noticed the increase of tradional stuff)
Okay... Bad news. My iPad is old. Well, not that old (it's the first model of iPad mini), but it's starting to crash whenever I try to do anything. My art is tending to get more and more detailed as I get better, and my art app doesn't like that. If I do too much it crashes, and I lose ALL my progress. So, I've decided to try to switch to MediBang. If you don't use MediBang, you don't have to continue reading. I just need some help. So, I've decided to try to get use to MediBang. Everybody says it's wonderful, but I can't figure out why. Sure, it's art tools and stuff are good, but I really liked ProCreate's tools better. Anyways, my main problem is that it WON'T SAVE. Like I'm doing something, and I turn off my iPad to go do something, and when I come back I can't access it again. Like, WHAT. Excuse me, I just spent a good hour on something and I'm gone for 5 minutes and it's gone. There's no gallery or anything? If there isn't I'm not using it. Do I need an account? MediBang users, PLEASE HELP. I was doing a Genetics page and all my progress got erased. Am I using the right one (MediBang paint)? I'd really appreciate some help. I checked the website but I can't find anything.
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WiispNightmare June 15th, 2017, 5:37 pm
Sorry Stalker, I have no experience with either tablet pens nor MediBang :T
Good luck though!
WildfireK June 15th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Sorry xp I don't have experience with Medibang or ipad pens either
I do have a pen but it came with a Wacom tablet
ShadowStalker1128 June 15th, 2017, 5:43 pm
@WildfireK: I couldn't convince my mom to let me buy a tablet. She doesn't think my art is worth the money, so eh
WildfireK June 15th, 2017, 5:45 pm
@ShadowStalker1128:
Well, it's not really worth the money, mine doesn't work 50% of the time. It hasn't worked in more than a month, I think
ShadowStalker1128 June 15th, 2017, 5:47 pm
@WildfireK: maybe not specifically that tablet or brand of tablet. I think zorri uses one, and eon might. And I know several good artists that use one
WildfireK June 15th, 2017, 5:49 pm
@ShadowStalker1128:
Well, Zorri uses a Wacom tablet too
Maybe mine is just defective xp
ShadowStalker1128 June 15th, 2017, 5:50 pm
@WildfireK: maybe, I hope it gets fixed :|
WildfireK June 15th, 2017, 5:52 pm
@ShadowStalker1128:
Me too its really annoying xp
Well guess for now I'll just write
LightEclipse June 15th, 2017, 6:33 pm
Hmm. Usually when I turn it back on it's says restore or cancel. Restore saves all mai progress, while cancel.... erases it all. (And my iPad is probably older that yours lol)
Well, MediBang is cool. I would use Procreate, it's just rlly spinny and like I CANT FIGURE IT OUT. It also costs money, so I practice it on the five percent charged iPads and Walmart.
You just have to click save. Usually on the bottom panel thing.
One thing I would suggest is to make an experimental first piece (you can completely destroy it, lol) to get the hang of the Medibang stuffs. And no, u don't need an account. It gives you more brushes, but other than that i don't think you'd want it.
Also, buy an Apple pen or sumthing. Or a stylus. I used to use mine until the thing on the tip that was sensitive to the iPad tore apart.
Yeah, if u have any other questions I'll answer them (to my knowledge)
LightEclipse June 15th, 2017, 6:35 pm
@LightEclipse: Oh yeah and there is a gallery. In upper left corner there is a button and press it, it should have a list of options, one of them should be return to gallery.
ShadowStalker1128 June 16th, 2017, 6:57 am
@LightEclipse: thanks so much! I only get that restore/cancel thing sometimes, and most of the time I don't. I LOVE that it's spinny! Usually when j draw traditionally I flip the paper in different directions, or I tilt it, so ProCreate allowing me to do that really helps. Plus I know know that ProCreate crashes even less then MediBang. Yep, MediBange crashes a lot on me. What model iPad do you use?
Also, an Apple pen? Okie dok. Do I need to get a specific type for my iPad, or does any work?
Yeah but that's like a gallery for other stuff. You can't save your stuff there and then get back to it later. You can't work on multiple stuff, and that annoys me
LightEclipse June 16th, 2017, 9:09 am
@ShadowStalker1128: My iPad is like, an IPad 2/3/4? Idk. And I would use an apple pen because they are suited for iPad surfaces and are good for just using the iPad as well.
That gallery can store multiple stuff. I honestly don't know why it isn't working for you.
And what type of IPad the apple pen works on? Honestly, I would think all of them??? I dunno XD.
I wish you good luck on your art journey.
ShadowStalker1128 June 16th, 2017, 7:38 pm
@LightEclipse: I can't find an Apple pen. There's an Apple Pencil, but if I search up Apple pen I don't get any results (except for other styli)
renandathedewott June 16th, 2017, 8:03 am
sorry cant help ya there
i use medibang on pc not mobile
Midnight-fox18 June 16th, 2017, 9:06 pm
@ShadowStalker1128: Welllll regarding pens, I use an Apple Pencil. I don't know if there's really any specific type you have to use, heck I don't even know if there's more than one type of Apple Pencil XD rip

And yeah, I know there are plenty of better art apps than Medibang, I just use it and like it because it has all I really need, and I don't see the need to pay for fancier software if my stuff is just fine without it. Of course, I get that it's not quite enough for other people, so sorry for misleading you into thinking it's wonderful. ^^"

Anyways, I don't know what's the problem with the saving and gallery thing, mine works just fine. I can even leave for an hour or so, and it'll still be sitting there. Or, as Rinji said, it'll either ask me to restore or cancel. Either way, I still save like heck because I've heard horror stories of people losing all their progress X'D

And there's a gallery for my individual artwork on mine where I can easily save it, close the app, open it again and go to the gallery, then continue working on my art. I don't know why it doesn't work that way for you ...
Midnight-fox18 June 16th, 2017, 9:30 pm
@Midnight-fox18: okayyy here's the location stuff.
https://s29.postimg.org/kjg5vikzb/IMG_0652.png
Internal is your personal gallery of the art you've made.
https://s29.postimg.org/3llqnf0zb/IMG_0656.png
This is where you can return to your own gallery.

And yes I do draw weird shit on my iPad what of it XD
ShadowStalker1128 June 17th, 2017, 9:33 am
@Midnight-fox18: Apple Pencil... You have an iPad Pro?! LUCKY I want one DX

Okay, thanks for the info and it's fine I do too XD