Posts from the ‘iPad Art’ Category
February 21st, 2013
February 21st, 2013
February 15th, 2013
I recently updated my iPad to the latest generation, mainly for artistic purposes. It makes all the painting and drawing apps I use so much faster and smoother, and the retina display is very nice. My favorite app lately has been iDraw. I love how affordable vector drawing programs have become after years of figuring out how to justify paying for Adobe Illustrator. I also love the feel of being able to edit bezier curves directly on the screen using a stylus.
These started out as photos, which I posterized using the filterstorm app. I then spent a few hours vectorizing them in iDraw, using about five different shades of gray. They both still could use some tweaking. Oh, if only I had the time to sit around all day tweaking bezier curves.
I made this with Sketchbook for the iPad, using this photo. It was one of my first attempts at iPad art, using a photo and tracing over it. I was trying to get that effect of when you are doodling in class with a ball point pen.
Most of my attempts at iPad art involve tracing a photo. As someone who once attended art school many years before, I have never lost that feeling that it is somehow “cheating” to trace a photo. Good thing I’m not being graded on it.
This is from a photo taken in Lubbock, Texas in 1999. I scanned the photo and then painted over it using ArtRage for the iPad. It’s a kind of a boring part of the county if you’re looking for things to do; however, the light and the landscape are amazing. I once saw the moon rise over the freeway in Amarillo and it was absolutely remarkable how big it looked.
What was I doing in Lubbock? Just passing through on a cross country road trip. I think I was on my way to Albuquerque. I don’t really remember much about Lubbock, except for the the Buddy Holly memorial that spells his name wrong:
Here are some of the photos I took:
I would love to return to that part of the country someday, with no other intention than to take some great pictures.