iPod Shuffe, Nano, Classic and Tough; iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and iPad 1 and 2 – i something in all variations and i do not care.
I have to admit that I have not been a big fan about the latest technical releases by apple. I simply did not see the purpose of an iPad which looks exactly like a bigger iPod Tough.
BUT my perspective has changed since I found out not long ago that people are able to paint amazing pictures on their iPads. They use technology to create a piece of art. I was simply blown away when I saw youtube videos and pictures about those paintings. Since my interests are drawn to art I could not understand why I have not seen iPad paintings beforehand. I would like to show you the technique and some interesting examples to introduce you to a new type of art.
Everything an iPad or iPhone owner needs is an App such as Brushes, ArtStudio or Sketchbook. The painting application features different brushes with which the painter can draw different types of lines. One can also adjust the sizes, spacing and capacity. Furthermore, the application provides the user with a wide range of colors, multiply layers and the ability to zoom in. Very helpful is the undo bottom which deletes any mistakes that were made. In addition, all steps done can be replayed in a fast forward modus to look at the creation of the art work.
The iPad painter can do everything an original painter is able to do as well BUT on a screen using only one finger tip.
Corliss Blakely, an American painter, who has worked as a professional artist for many years was one of the first ones who discovered the tool of independent digital painting. Her passions are oil paintings but she points out one major disadvantage: “As an oil painter I work in a classical tradition style of glazing layers, which takes days for a painting to dry.” She also does not need any more paint, any brushes or other materials and no more canvas which all together can be quite expensive. Corliss Blakely is able to sell her digital created paintings on the internet for about $300.
Many people already discovered the new type of art since you can find plenty of information on the web. Videos, blogs and websites explain the technique, show examples and provide the viewer with workshops. This video shows how an iPad painting is created:
iPad and iPhone paintings show the development of art work- away from original paintings and drawing were brushes, canvas and paint were essential towards digital adjustments. Technology revolutionizes a new type of art which establishes new businesses (selling iPad paintings on the web) and which creates a new perspective of art work.