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Mobile Drawing Apps for Planners

Mobile Drawing Apps for Planners

73 min
Credit: AICP CM

This course is approved for 1.25 AICP CM credit.

Leave your drawing tables and big work stations at home. New hardware and software developments have allowed artists to work on the go. This course explores three affordable mobile drawing apps and how each might facilitate the planner's creative process.

First, we'll review SketchBook, an app for drawing, paining, and sketching that features layers, time-lapse video capture, and extensive brush sets. Next, we'll examine Morpholio Trace, an architecture-oriented app that combines sketching and CAD. Finally, we’ll learn to use Procreate, an illustration app with powerful features, made exclusively for iPad.

The course demonstrates key features in each app while walking through sample sketches and drawings. The course also examimes available hardware options. 

In This Course

  1. JJ Zanetta introduces the course.
  2. Hardware Options
    There are a number of viable hardware options, but each has its pros and cons. We will quickly review some options before we get into the applications.
  3. Working with Autodesk SketchBook, Part 1
    Learn how to navigate the Autodesk Sketchbook interface and how to use its drawing and painting features.
  4. Working with Autodesk SketchBook, Part 2
    This chapter continues to explore Autodesk Sketchbook's features.
  5. Working with Morpholio Trace, Part 1
    This chapter introduces Morpholio Trace. Learn how to use layers and navigate the app's features.
  6. Working with Morpholio Trace, Part 2
    This chapter demonstrates how to use the ruler tool and stencils for Morpholio Trace.
  7. Working with Procreate, Part 1
    This chapter introduces Procreate, a mobile painting app made exclusively for the iPad.
  8. Working with Procreate, Part 2
    This chapter discusses Procreate's unique features, such as Quickline and Perspective Assist.

Published 2017