Saturday, December 3, 2011

Painting on the iPad

Over the last few weekends I have been exploring the possibilities of painting on the iPad. If you have been following my Sunday Sketches, you will know I have been struggling with using my finger tip to get the detail I require. After a bit of research and some advice from some of my computer artist friends, I ordered a Griffin Stylus, and it came in the mail yesterday, just in time for some weekend sketching! Here is a quick sketch I did using Art Set and my new Stylus. 

Blue Eyes (W.I.P.) | Digital Painting | Not for Sale 

I'm very happy with the performance of my new stylus, it makes it easier to achieve detail, I worked up the eyes, but still have more to do on the lips and hair, so please don't judge them too harshly. 

 Detail of Blue Eyes (W.I.P.)  
 
I'm now finding Art Set a little limiting. The range of colours is very small and it does not have all the pigments I use for making my skin tones. I do like the fact that you can pick the surface you use and also you can decide on different mediums and they react very simular to how they would in real life, for example the crayon looks like a crayon. That being said, the paint does not react that closely to paint, and you can not pick the size or type of the brush.  I've done a bit more research and discovered this...


... it's a brush you can use on the iPad called Nomad Brush and also a really cool program that is similar to Art Set but so much BETTER {more options}. It has all the materials plus more, you can choose your colours, the paint mixes like paint and you can pick your brush sizes, oh and you can decide the surface, it even has several canvas textures!  I've downloaded Artrage for the iPad and I'm going to have a play with it over the rest of the weekend. I hope you are all have had a great week and are enjoying a relaxing weekend with loved ones.  I'll see you at the blog parties!


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13 comments:

  1. Wonderful job sketching ~ I had a stylus once ~ and found it very tricky to use ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. This is really coming along beautifully. I love the texture to the strokes.

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  3. So much more detail now, it looks good! Thanks for all this useful info about the stylus too.

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  4. I've been playing with different art apps (I have a Griffin Stylus too and love it) but my favorite so far is Sketchclub - you can record your paintings and post them on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/GeriMyHeartArt?feature=mhee#p/a/u/0/4CqzgPS_YUU. But it doesn't have as much of a painterly effect. Here is a link to some of the other things I've done with Sketchclub http://www.myheartartbygeri.com/search/label/Sketchclub Can't wait to see what you do with ArtRage

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  5. It's amazing all the digital possibilities out there... your WIP is coming along nicely! I am confident you'll finish her beautifully :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, I just got an iPad for my son and really had no idea of all the art apps as I've been very non technological up till now but this is so inspiring!

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  7. Now this is exciting. I bought an iPad last month but haven't really used it much. Now this I have to try. Now this is really Sweet. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Very cool...love the effects that you gotten! Beautiful work!

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  9. Brilliant work! I've seen awesome work done this way. You're doing great! :)

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  10. oh wow!!! this is looking great and it is always fun to use technology to create!!!!

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  11. Can't wait to get a closer look at this and see how it all works!!!

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  12. Good for you for branching out and trying new things!

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  13. Amazing result for a first use of a new tool. Wow. xox Corrime

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