This week I was the lucky artist to submit the 20,000th portrait to Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr (and my 188th portrait). This is a portrait of Jane Sherwood and her daughter created using ArtRage on the iPad. I was experimenting with using different brushstrokes and blocking out the color using larger shapes. I had watched an ArtRage tutorial on line and was trying some of the things the artist demonstrated. The challenge for me is that I am used to using acrylics and know how to thin the paint using mediums, but in ArtRage I start out with my “paint” a little too thick and have to find the right formulation. I also used the pencil brush for the thin lines and the pastel brush for scumbling the colors.
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This is a portrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party on Flickr. There have been a lot of new members lately and I’m trying to catch up on some portraits. I’ve been experimenting with the combination of Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage lately. I like to use Sketchbook Pro first and then import the picture into ArtRage to add various textures and give it a more painterly feel. I recently started using the varnish setting in the oil brush and using it on a separate layer to add brushstrokes to the picture. It doesn’t seem to get muddy working that way. I also like the way it works with the watercolor paper surface, the brushstrokes seem to sit on the surface a little differently than the way it works with the canvas setting.
A bunch of new artists/members have been added to Julia Kay’s Portrait Party this week and I have been trying to catch up on some portraits. This is a portrait of Danielle using Toonpaint, Steampunk PhotoTada, Sketchbook Pro and a little bit of ArtRage. I’ve been experimenting a lot with the textures in Steampunk PhotoTada and wanted to try out the “Cogs”. The only problem with Steampunk PhotoTada is that you cant really control where the texture goes, so I imported the version with the cogs into Sketchbook Pro to erase the cogs that I don’t want. I also used Sketchbook Pro to lightly “paint” over certain areas and add more colors to the picture.
This is a portrait for Julia Kay’s Portrait Party of Kris, one of the younger members of the group. I used Sketchbook Pro to get some of the different brush effects like the paint splatters and this neat blurred effect. I imported that into ArtRage next to get the more painterly and oil pastel effects. I used my new Nomad brush which works really well with both Sketchbook and ArtRage. You can use a lighter tough with the brush and it’s great for getting a scumbling effect.
Exquisite Corpse painting using Brushes on iPad
One of the highlights of the Mobile Art Con was the kick off party at the Lolita Bar. In the darkened bar we created several “Exquisite Corpse” iPad paintings using each artists iPads. Each artist would start the painting off in a different app, such as Brushes, Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Ideas or ArtRage, and after about a minute or two would pass the iPad on to the next artist. I had two group artworks on my iPad, the first one using Brushes and the second using Sketchbook Pro. It was really fun, especially trying to figure out apps we’re not accustomed to using.
Exquisite Corpse Painting using Sketchbook Pro on iPad
A special thanks to Timothy Schorre for letting me use his photos from that night. I love the way our faces are illuminated by the iPads.
This is my drawing using Sketchbook Pro at David Kassan’s Master Class during MobileArtCon 2011. This was my first time using the Nomad Brush on the iPad.