Nomad Brush Compose
By Savilla Banister
;e Nomad dual-tip Compose brush
for digital artists is a nice addition to
the styluses currently on the market.
Although touchscreen technologies
respond merely to the human touch,
painters and calligraphers prefer a
brush or pen that o;ers more agility
and precision. ;e Compose certainly
I tested both the short-tip and long-tip brushes along with an accompanying glide bevel tip on my iPad using
digital art apps, such as ArtRage,
ArtStudio, Brushes, Adobe Easel,
and Inkpad. I found the Compose
to be responsive, ;exible, and durable. It reacts well to variances of
pressure, and the di;erent tips easily
glide across the surface of the touchscreen without a risk of scratching.
;e choice of short or long tip is refreshing for painters who have distinct
preferences. To paint freely on a digital
tablet, artists have to be comfortable
and con;dent with the types of brushes they use, and the weight and
feel of the Compose supports this.
While the Compose did not always
respond to touch and pressure as
quickly as I would have liked, I believe
this relates more to the speci;c app or
settings, so I encourage digital artists
to explore this further. A bit of experimentation will help you determine the so;ware parameters that
yield the tactile experience you desire.
I have been using the Compose for
just a month, but so far, it seems quite
durable. I have intentionally worked