I’d like to send out a big thanks to Janet Vanderhoof for letting me write a guest post for her blog about how the iPad has boosted my creativity. The ArtRage painting of Christine Kaufmann is a version that I made to show how you can use multiple apps to give the artwork different looks.
Also, a belated thanks to my friend Dave’s A Life’s Work blog for using one of my Los StraitJackets Ipad paintings I did a while back. Lastly is the video for this years MobileArtCon is up on the Iamda site and YouTube and you can spot me through out wearing a Betsy Johnson dress with a colorful picture of Marilyn Monroe on the front.
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).
It’s been almost two weeks since Mobile Art Con 2011 and I’m still processing all the information from the weekend. Another highlight of the conference for me was Jonathan Grauel and Fabric Lenny’s keynote presentation on their Woven Narratives collaboration. It was really fascinating to see their creative process at work and how their work has changed and grown over the course of the year that they have been collaborating. Another amazing aspect of their collaboration is how their work has literally “jumped” from the screen with their printed work and soft sculptures exhibited in Saltaire.
Jonathan Grauel inviting the audience to create a collaborative artwork
A soft sculpture based on their artwork
If you weren’t able to make it to the conference you can still see a video of their wonderful presentation here. You can see more of their narratives here on their website. You can also see their individual sites here and here.
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.
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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.
One of the highlights of the MobileArtCon last weekend was David Kassan’s ArtRage demonstration and master class. As I’ve mentioned before, ArtRage is the kind of app where you can use it for a year and not even scratch the surface of all the various tools and surfaces available, so I am always interested in seeing how other artists use the app. David Kassan started out his painting on a grey surface and used the airbrush brush to first lay in the larger area of color. The artists in the audience also worked from the model at the same and during the second half of the session David Kassan gave critiques on the individual works.
I found the way he built up the surfaces using the brushes and palette knife very interesting. He used a Nomad Brush, as opposed to a traditional stylus or his finger. I just got the Nomad Brush over the weekend and It really does emulate the feeling of painting with a brush. ArtRage and the Nomad Brush are a great combination and really compliment each other.
You can see a short Ustream video of David Kassan at the conference (and if you look closely you will see me in the audience).