What I am discovering as I do these pictures on an iPad with a blunt little Pogo stylus, is that I have to work much looser than I usually do… and that’s probably not such a bad thing for me to do on a regular basis…
I liked the way this one looked at this point, so I just stopped and said finished!
Here is one last experimental piece using the Brushes App on my iPad before I actually try to do something cool with the program. I think I have finally found my “go to” brush through this process, which was the main reason for doing these first pictures.
This is my second attempt to do a picture on an I-Pad using the Brushes App. Just like the first one I did, I way overworked it, but my primary goal has been to get familiar with the program and see how the brushes in this app react with no screen pressure sensitivity, so I go way past any reasonable stopping point in order to keep experimenting.
This was my very first attempt at making a Sock Creature.
Last Sunday the early football games on tv were kinda lame, so I grabbed a needle and thread and whipped out a new flying sock monkey…
Over the past couple of months I have experimented with several different iPad painting apps… SketchBook Pro, Colors!, and Art Studio to name a few. By far my favorite is Brushes. Until Wacom comes out with a self contained Cintiq the size of an iPad (I won’t hold my breathe) this will probably be my painting App of choice.
I had really, REALLY hoped the new I-Pad would have a little bit of screen sensitivity so it could function as a way cool digital art tablet… but of course it didn’t. Screen sensitivity would have shot the price through the roof and nobody (except a couple of goofy artists wanting a digital art tablet) would have needed it anyway.
I went ahead and got an I-Pad and have had a lot of fun experimenting with Sketchbook Pro on it. The video below gives an idea of how I work the painting program, and all these pictures were painted totally with SketchBook Pro (no touch-up later in Photoshop). These are all raw, straight out of the I-Pad things.
I just spent a week in Braila, Romania and the good folks over at N-Ovation donated some of my wall art to be put up in the Sunday School classroom behind the Roma Church in Spiro Haret. I had never personally worked with this product before, but now that I have I can wholeheartedly vouch for it. These are vinyl wall coverings with an adhesive back. I’m guessing they are probably meant to adhere to a smoother surface, but the walls I put them on were rough as a cob and in spite of that, the “Walleeze” stuck to them like a trooper.
The beginning and the end. Here’s the starting point and the ending point on a typical illustration for me…