Brush Up On Your iOS Painting with Nomad

What's better than one cool item? Two cool items. And what's better than that? Two-in-one! And that's what you get with the Nomad brush mini 2 ($35). It's a traditional stylus on one end, and on the other, a paintbrush-style tip. You can even retract the paintbrush tip, adjusting the length of the brush for the desired control.

The stylus is metal, well balanced, ergonomically designed, and comfortable in either paintbrush mode or traditional stylus mode, which I'm using to write this review. You will want to use a painting app, such as ArtRage, as appropriate. 

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Since I'm less of an artist, and more of a hack, check out what professionals can do with the Nomad.  Brian Yap, shows a time lapse video of him creating a portrait of one of the Game of Thrones characters using the Nomad Mini 2.

You can also see some additional artist creations using Nomad on the following site:

As the name suggests, this is a miniature version of their standard stylus, which makes it more portable and suitable for smaller hands. Check out the full line at Nomad Brush.

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