Monthly Archives: June 2011

Hello Kitty! Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage on IPad

 FGT!Stalking by BigTallGuy (Paul Reynolds)

This picture is for the Fingerpaint This! group on Flickr. You can see the original photo by Paul Reynolds on the comments below my picture in my Flickr stream. This was a fun way to experiment with fur which I’ve always had trouble with.



Filed under Art, iPad Art

Portrait of Nika: Inkpad and Wordfoto on iPad

Nika For JKPP

This is a portrait of Nika for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. I had a lot of fun with this one. I am still experimenting with Inkpad and find it to be almost hypnotizing. I kind of lose myself in e process of making a drawing with Inkpad. I love the way you can easily move shapes around the page and duplicate shapes. The process almost reminds me of Matisse’s colored paper cut drawings. I imagine that if Matisse was alive today he would love an app like Inkpad.

I’ve also been trying out the shadow function which gives the picture a more 3D look. I added in elements of WordFoto using Sketchbook Pro, erasing different layers to give the words a more transparent look. I think the Inkpad/Wordfoto combination really lends itself to this portrait series.


Filed under Art, Collage, Drawing, iPad Art

TiLT: My Favorite Blogger Edition: The Dainty Squid


I just found Kaylah’s Dainty Squid blog just a little over a week ago but can tell that it will be one of my faves that I will check out regularly. The caption for her blog is “The Daily Life of a Crafty Cat Lady”. I really like her “What I Wore Today” posts and how she puts together her colorful outfits. I also like her aesthetic and choice of her thrift shop finds. A lot of the items look like things I had in my house growing up and brought back great memories. When I saw her photos with her blue hair I knew she would make a great subject for an Inkpad/Wordfoto portrait. I used a photo from one of her What I Wore posts from earlier in June and took the yellow flowers from a photo of her jewelry.

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, Drawing, iPad Art

FGT! Unreal Estate by Firma: Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage

FGT! Unreal Estate by firma (emanuel a marchiafava)

I created this picture for the Flickr group Fingerpaint This! Each week we interpret a Flickr member’s photo using only our mobile devices. I especially love when the subject is a landscape. I was thinking of Wolf Kahn’s ethereal pastel paintings when I did this. If you go to my Flickr stream you can see the original source photo in the comments. I’m hoping to get out doors this summer and do some plein air painting soon.


Filed under Art, iPad Art, Landscapes, Painting, Uncategorized

Portrait of Addie: How I Created a Digital “Painting” Using Toonpaint, Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage

Addie For JKPP

I created this digital iPad painting for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party using a series of iphone and iPad apps. You can see Addie’s discussion thread here which includes her original photo that I used. I first used Toonpaint, one of my favorite iPhone apps. I started from a black and white Toon, and then added color with Toonpaint.

Next I imported that picture into Sketchbook Mobile and used one of the Splatter paint brushes on the shapes around her face.

Finally, I imported that picture into ArtRage to add the watercolor paper.

Addie For JKPP

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, iPad Art, Uncategorized

At The End Of The Day

At The End Of The Day, originally uploaded by Ritaflo.


Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

TiLT: Breakfast at a Retro Diner

Jackson Hole Diner

Last week we visited Jackson Hole, an incredible retro diner located in New Jersey. I’ve been going there for at least 12 years, but had forgotten about it until i saw a fellow ipad artist’s painting of a tabletop jukebox. At the same time, another artist was looking for breakfast themed ipad art, so i decided that this would be a great opportunity to eat there again. Full disclosure-we had breakfast at dinner time. Thats the beauty of the diner-getting breakfast at any time.

The table tops had a great pink boomerang pattern. The selection of songs on the jukebox has not changed since i’ve been there last, including the Beatles, Monkees, the Stones and Lou Reed. We listened to Bobby Darren’s “Mac the Knife” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. I got some great shots of our plates of eggs and waffles as reference photos for my ipad paintings (and we split a hot fudge sundae for dessert). Here are two of my ipad paintings using Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage:

Toast And Jelly

Breakfast At The Diner

Leave a comment

Filed under Art, Hipstamatic, iPad Art, iPhone Art, photography