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Sensu Brush delivers an authentic painting experience on your iPad. It's truly portable and includes a useful rubber stylus tip.
1,816 backers pledged $65,823 to help bring this project to life.

Hanging With Apple in the Big Apple

We're Wired

Wanted to catch you up with some Sensu news. Last week we were featured on Wired magazine's website. As one of Gadgetlab's "Gifts of the Future", we were reviewed alongside several other tech products including a limited edition "Back to the Future" Delorean. 

Teamed Up With Apple

Big thanks to David Nash of Apple. He saw Sensu on Kickstarter and thought teachers in the NYC school system would love it. Monday night, Maggie from our team was in NYC appearing on stage with Apple to present Sensu and talk a bit about our take on digital painting and our passion to fill the world with more artists. 

Our presentation was received with a lot of enthusiasm by the 300+ teachers in attendance. Many are eager to have Sensu in their classrooms, but they'll have to wait until after all of our Kickstarter backers get theirs in January.

Production

Everything is still on track and on-time. We can't wait to get these into your hands! 7600 Sensu brush heads are being built over the next 48 hours. The rest of the components are coming together well.

Sensu in the Wild

Thought you might like to see Sensu in action. Below is a video clip of our friend Matt Lynaugh painting in the ArtRage app on his iPad. He had Sensu in his hand for only 2 days before he committed this session to film. 

Matt is working in layers on top of a photo that he imported into ArtRage. In this mode he's chosen to allow the brush to select color from the original image. Each time he picks up his brush and sets it back down on the screen a new color is selected and can be used until he chooses to switch.

You can see how nicely Sensu moves on the screen. It has a lot of flexibility, but enough "snap" to come back to it's original shape. It has enough stiffness to allow the artist to open palettes and select menu items.

You can also see Matt using some nice multi-touch gesturing to change the size of the brush stroke.

Matt Lynaugh is a designer and illustrator living in Austin, TX. If you want to see more of Matt's iPad paintings visit www.mattlynaugh.com. Be sure to visit his painting-a-day blog.

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Comments

    1. Creator Scott Green on January 10, 2012

      Can you bring us all up to data with a new update?

    2. Creator Monica Betel on January 9, 2012

      Ditto on an update. When can we expect the delivery dates to be?

    3. Creator Angela on January 9, 2012

      Any word on delivery dates? Still looking at getting them to us this month?

    4. Creator Chris Canavan on January 7, 2012

      Whats going on with this? Its been a month since an update.

    5. Creator See Wen Loong on January 2, 2012

      Any latest updates ?

    6. Creator JMag on December 31, 2011

      Any word on progress?

    7. Creator Artist Hardware on December 8, 2011

      @jenny – The app is ArtRage. It allows you to select color from the photo on the layer beneath your painting. Every time you lift the brush and place it back down, you sample a new color from the source photograph. This is only one mode available in the app. Like your camera, you can go "full manual" any time you want. There's lots of fun to be had!!

    8. Creator Helen B Patrick on December 8, 2011

      Hey - that video makes me think I may have a little artist in me too! I'm looking forward to 1st getting a iPad, and my Sensu, and jumping in with 2 feet! Congratulations Artist's Hardware, and best wishes in the New Year! xoxo Helen & Jack

    9. Creator Nicole Bradshaw on December 8, 2011

      That is so cool!!!! I was already feeling great about this project and now I'm even MORE excited :) Love Matt's painting too!

    10. Creator cspeh on December 8, 2011

      Thanks for the updates. You indeed made me feel good to support a cause that is innovative and entreprising and contributory to the global art community.. Looking forward to receiving your Sensu Brushes and will try do it just the way I did with my traditional arcylic brushes...

    11. Creator Kathleen Burton (deleted) on December 7, 2011

      That is so cool!! We cannot wait to get the Sensu brush in our hands! Bruce does not realize that he married a "wanna be" artist! Glad I ordered 2! Best of luck to all of you. Well deserved! xoxo K&B

    12. Creator Jake McKee on December 7, 2011

      In case anyone is interested, the link to the GadgeLab article is here:

      http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2011/11/9-for-9-gifts-future/

    13. Creator Ginny Morris on December 7, 2011

      Can't wait to get my Sunsu! Soooo proud of you!!!

    14. Creator jenny on December 7, 2011

      so exciting! mazal tov! also, what app is being used in this video? how is he changing colors so effortlessly? i cant wait to paint!!! thank you.

    15. Creator Preston Farr on December 7, 2011

      I am super excited to get mine. Great job everyone.

    16. Creator Ezgi Platin on December 7, 2011

      Yay! I'm so proud of you guys! You sure deserved it :)