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Entries in Brushes (40)

Presumed Civilization. A iPad multimedia production

Mark Mellon has used the iPad, Brushes app and YouTube to promote his original watercolour and iPad illustrations. Though the video seems to lose its way towards the end, we remain impressed by the audaciousness of the concept.

It's worth noting that even the soundtrack was created on an iPad!

House M.D. Another stunning iPad portrait

We first featured the work of Olechka (Olga Shvartsur) on Monday, since then Olga has posted another, and in our opinion even better, iPad/Brushes portrait. House M.D. (Hugh Laurie) is the subject this time around and the final iPad portrait is close to perfect. Check out the Olechka iPad art homepage to see for yourself. Great work!

Further reading:

Angelina Jolie by Olga Shvartsur

Impressive character painting with iPad, Pogo, Brushes and Photogene

Angelina Jolie by Olga Shvartsur

Olga Shvartsur is a self-taught artist from the Seattle area with plenty of experience in painting and illustration work. Recently, Olga has turned her attention to the iPad and with great success! As the close up of the Angelina portrait shows Olga's skills have translated to the iPad marvellously.

Olga used Brushes and Brushes Viewer app to create and share this beautiful portrait. We look forward to seeing what Olga creates on the iPad next. Be sure to follow Olga on Twitter for news on her latest ideas and creations.

Further reading:

Singing Fingers, cross-sensory creative thinking

Draw on your iPad and anyone can see it on the web, in realtime!

Fire up the kiln, pottery arrives for the iPad. Yes, we said pottery

Todd by Robert Dawson

More Brushes painting animations, this time set to Flight of The Bumble Bee. The musical accompaniment works nicely. Watch as Robert builds the portrait by layering unusual colours. The end result is quite striking. The final image can be found on Flickr and it is part of the iPad Creative, Art and Design Flickr group. Great work Robert and thanks for sharing.

Further reading: Psycho Robot Vs. The iPad  •  Animal studies

Animal studies

We recently came across this nicely produced Brushes painting animation by Tuncay Erol, a turkish caricaturist and painter from Karlsruhe/Germany. Tuncay has been using his iPad to sketch animals residing at a nearby zoo. For more of Tuncay's art be sure to head over to the Erol Art website.

We can't get enough of these Brushes app animations, If you have posted your work to YouTube or similar iPad compatible video service please be sure to let us know in a comment below.

Don't forget to follow iPad Creative on Twitter. Don't worry, we only tweet newsworthy information.

Further reading:  Calling all iPad animators  •  Fire up the Kiln...

Impressive character painting with iPad, Pogo, Brushes and Photogene

An iPad artist who goes by the YouTube user name of telly0050 has posted this impressive video of their 3 hour character painting project. Using the iPad, a Pogo stylus, Brushes and Photogene telly0050 creates a rich and detailed character. Load up with coffee before you view this video, at many times faster than realtime it's hard to follow, however we spotted that telly0050 produced much of the detail and tone in just black and white, adding the colour towards the end with skilful use of transparent layers. We can't wait to see what telly0050 comes up with next.

Further reading:

The iPad, a revolution in the creative arts  •  Here's to the crazy ones...  •  The artistic 'Halo' effect

Dear iPad, you've got a friend in Kyle Lambert

Kyle Lambert his been working his iPad magic again. Kyle took just 8 hours to produce this lovely iPad painting of Woody and friends from Toy Story 3. He used the powerful Brushes Viewer application to bring the entire painting process to life so he could share it with the iPad painting community. Thanks Kyle, amazing work!

If you have not yet been bitten by the iPad finger painting bug then be sure to head on over to the iPad Creative Flickr group for inspiration.

Further reading:

The artistic 'Halo' effect  •  Real artists use an iPad  •  99 iPad artists lead the way

The artistic 'Halo' effect

Surprisingly, over the weekend we have seen numerous mainstream media articles that feature the artistic skills of iPad owners. For now this mainstream coverage seems to be mostly limited to artists that paint using the iPad. As both the breadth of creative apps and user base expands we are likely to see music creation get similar recognition on TV and in newspapers and magazines, but for now we are extremely excited to see artists like Kyle Lambert getting media attention for his beautiful iPad painting of Beyoncé.

Mainstream coverage of iPad art is likely to draw people to the iPad that would otherwise pass it by. A creative halo effect of sorts.

Be sure to follow Kyle on Twitter and join the iPad Creative Flickr group for many similar examples of what the Brushes app has enabled artists to produce.

Real artists use an iPad

One of the most impressive things about the iPad so far has been the way that artists have taken to it as a creative device. Our Flickr group is growing fast and there are some excellent examples there of iPad produced art using various apps.

If you have ever wondered how an artist goes about creating their art on an iPad, have a look at the video below from New York based artist David Jon Kassan. It is a 3 hour sitting condensed down into just under 8 minutes, and it is amazing to watch how David builds and blends the portrait with the wonderful Brushes app.

Apparently the sitting was broadcast as a live stream last Monday, 21st June from David's studio, during which he chatted and answered questions about using the iPad for creative purposes. If you saw any of that live stream and heard what David had to say we would like to hear what you thought in the comments.

In the meantime, grab a drink, sit back, and watch an artist at work:

The iPad, a revolution in the creative arts

This is iPad Creative. We believe with every fibre of our being that Apple's magical machine is without equal. We believe that the iPad will spark a revolution in the creative arts not seen since the popularisation of the Internet at the end of the last millennium. What makes us so sure? In short, you do.

The potential for computers to assist artists in creating and performing art has been strikingly obvious for many years, but until now that potential has been – to the largest extent – only realised by those with a natural affinity for technology, those that because of their upbringing, their social location, or perhaps their age, just don't care for computers. The iPad changes all of that.

Now everyone, geek and non-geek alike, have a blank digital canvas, one which they can touch and hold, one which thanks to the creativity of Apple's finest engineers and the thousands of talented app designers requires almost no learning, no maintenance and certainly no prior experience with Microsoft Windows. Sure the iPad is a superb computer for consuming content, but we think its most natural vocation is for creating art.

Over the coming months we will be nurturing as many iPad focused creative communities as we can. Today we make a start by highlighting the phenomenal talent of iPad graphic artists. Using apps like Layers, ArtStudio, Brushes and SketchBook Pro, skilled artists like Corliss Blakely, Kevin Bee, Mike Dia and Suzi, have already begun to put together an impressive body of work.

As a testament to their skill and with the hope of encouraging other iPad artists to share their work we have set up the iPad Creative Art and Design group on Flickr. It's open to all and we sincerely hope that it will become a showcase of fine iPad art and a place to share ideas and voice opinions. We will be featuring the work of artists kind enough to contribute to the group, and as the group expands we shall run competitions based on the content of the group.

It's early days for the iPad creative scene, but already there is a strong sense of an important shift in the relationship between people and computers. If these early examples are an indication, human creativity has a powerful new canvas to play with.

Many thanks to all those that have contributed to the iPad Creative Art and Design Flickr group – spread the word. We have included a permanent link to the Flickr group in the 'Social' section on the right. We would love to hear from all iPad artists, whether you are creating content or creating apps, we are certain that you must have many great suggestions for how iPad Creative can nurture the creativity of all iPad owners. Please feel free to leave a comment below or email us directly if you prefer. Remember, this is just a small taste of what we have in store, so please be sure to bookmark the site and subscribe to our RSS feed.

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