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Nomad Brushes work on capacitive touchscreens

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One of the things that some people, especially artists, miss when making the transition from resistive to capacitive touchscreens is the use of a stylus for input. Due to the capacitive touchscreens that function when a conductor such as a human finger displaces the electrostatic field to determine the location of a touch, the use of a regular stylus or pen will not work with such screens. And painting on a capacitive touchscreen with the use of a finger feels more akin to finger painting than anything else, and it’s not something everyone can enjoy. Well, an artist named Don Lee came up with a solution to the problem – specially designed brushes that work on capacitive touchscreens. These brushes, named Nomad Brushes work on devices that use such touch screens, i.e. the iPad. Instead of regular sable hair for the bristles, the Nomad Brush uses a blend of natural and conductive fibers that allow them to work with capacitive touchscreens. With the plethora of sketching and painting apps available for iOS, it’s not hard to see this brush complementing a lot of iPad artists. The Nomad Brushes are now available and can be purchased for $24 each online. Hit the break to watch a video of the brush in action:

Nomad Brush + iPad from Don Lee on Vimeo.

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