1. Sell your ipad, if you can get anyone to pay for it. 2. Get an android tablet (something with a good pen, like maybe that one Galaxy tab that supports pressure-sensitive wacom pens?) 3. Get GIMP for Android [link] 4. ??? 5. Profit!
do NOT buy photoshop for iPad! I just wasted $10 last night and completely regret the purchase! it has only 1 round brush and thats about it! you can't add your brush nor modify it!
another good alternative to photoshop would be artstudio which is a MUST HAVE! it has everything photoshop has for %50 the price! and the developer lucky clan stated they will add vector drawing by early 2013!
though I would't recommend it alone, procreate would be a nice addition too! it has everythig sketchbook pro has plus more layers on insane 4K resolution!
Oh, thanks for the advice! I'll have a closer look at it then as I assumed it would be a decent app, thanks for pointing that out Artstudio looks great, I hadn't heard of it until now but I think that'll be one of my choices, alongside sketchbook pro
Sketchbook Pro is pretty similar to the free version. umm i think you can get artrage on ipads now as well as procreate. i prefer sketchbook and artrage over procreate though. I can tell you right now doing photorealism on an ipad is not fun nor reccomended. i'd use it for sketching and drawing roughs and then refining those roughs on a computer.
Yeah, looking into it more it looks like the resolution is limited, that won't be an issues for anything small and cartoony but I think I might come across some issues if I was doing a fully fledged painting.