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Tifa Lockhart – Dr. Sketchy NNJ at Blick Art Materials

Tifa Lockhart: Dr. Sketchy NNJ

This is another iPad painting from the amazing Dr. Sketchy session at Blick Art Materials in New Jersey. The model, Scarlet Stepford was posing as Tifa Lockhart from the video game Final Fantasy. In this picture I used Sketchbook Pro and ArtRage on the iPad.


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Rita Moreno is (Still) Beautiful

Rita Moreno

I recently ran across some pictures of Rita Moreno in my Tumblr stream and thought she was a real knockout. I first became aware of her from the Electric Company and that’s how I will always remember her-as the lady who yelled “Hey you guys”. She is the first actresses (and Hispanic) to win the EGOT (Emmy, Tony, Oscar and Tony). Most recently she was in “Happily Divorced” as Fran Drescher’s mother. She is still beautiful and at 80 she looks closer to 60. I often wonder whether longevity is a matter of good genes or taking care of yourself. She is a great example of a life lived doing what you love.


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Things I Love Thursday: Nomad Brushes



I’ve been using my new Nomad Brushes for about a month now and I really love the way it feels like you are actually painting on the iPad. One of the perks of registering early for the Mobile Art Con this year was that the first 50 registrants got a free Nomad Brush. The makers of the Nomad Brush were at the conference and had various sizes of the brushes available to try out. I am a very hands on type person when it comes to art supplies and I generally don’t order things on line, so I was so happy to try them out and really see how they performed on the iPad. In addition to getting the long handled brush for free, I purchased the “Mini” because I liked that it had shorter bristles. I find that when you use the brushes you can have a lighter touch than when you use a stylus. If you are an artist who paints traditionally with oils or acrylics you would love the combination of the Nomad Brush with ArtRage (shown above).


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Happy Halloween!

The Bride

The Bride, Inkpad and PicGrunger on iPad

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Portrait of Dannielle: Toonpaint and Steampunk PhotoTada!

Danielle For JKPP

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.

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Times Square: ArtRage and Sketchbook Pro on iPad

Times Square

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Hedy Lamarr: Inkpad and ArtRage on IPad

Hedy Lamarr

A portrait of the actress Hedy Lamarr using Inkpad on the iPad. I was experimenting with the new Blend Mode that was in the newest Inkpad update. I’m not really sure how it works yet, you can work with transparencies and layers to create new textures.

On a completely different note, I can’t but help thinking of Blazing Saddles whenever I hear the name Hedy Lamarr and it brings a smile to my face.

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Things I Love Thursday: Imelda May

Imelda May

Last week I was driving home and heard this great rockabilly version of “Tainted Love”. I wasn’t sure who was singing so I looked it up when I got home. It turns out it was by Imelda May off her brand new album “Mayhem”. I had seen Imelda May on a tv special with Jeff Beck a while back, but I had never heard her on the radio before. I love her kitchy, burlesque inspired look. She looks like she might have been in John Water’s “Crybaby”. I can’t wait to hear the rest of Mayhem and I will keep an eye out for when she tours around here again.

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Portrait of Cia: ArtRage on iPad

Cia For JKPP

This is a portrait of Cia from the Julia Kay Portrait Party on Flickr. I am way behind on my portraits since vacation but I’m hoping to paint some new members soon. I am trying to get a more expressionist feel with my latest portraits. My one wish for the ArtRage app would be to be able to drip the paint.

On a sort of related note – the de Kooning exhibit just opened at the Museum of Modern Art. I’m really excited about seeing so many de Koonings under one roof. There is a great web site just for the exhibit which is very informative and a good way to get an intro to the work being shown.

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Portrait of Shirley: Inkpad on iPad


I created this portrait of Shirley McClaine as a demo for the IPad event at the Apple Store last week. I used a lot of pattern in this one because I wanted to demonstrate masking and using different collage elements that I keep in my photo albums. I like to scan in different textures to use on my pictures and I also use some of my Hipstamatic photos. I created a black and white drawing first to show how I add color and use the masks. I usually don’t work this way because I draw the colors in right from the beginning, almost in the same way I paint. I love the immediacy of Inkpad and the way you can make quick changes. The “undo” button is one thing you don’t have luxury of using in real paintings, and I have to say that I have become very spoiled by it!

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