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"Took some time, but had alot of fun" - Nikolai
Just stunning! Niko always tells a story, and does anyone else paint light quite like Nikolai?
Things are moving so swiftly on the iPad creative scene. Just over a year after Savage provided an HD canvas in Procreate, version 1.7 embraces the next step in high-end display sizes, 4K.
It's hard to believe that a thin tablet computer costing as little as $329 has the power to support touch painting at 60fps on a 10MP canvas, or 16MP for the iPad 3/4, but such is the speed at which the iPad is pushing into new territory. The latest version of Procreate features a wealth of other new feature - go hit the update button now.
As an aside, we are thrilled to see the stunning artwork of Nikolai Lockertsen featured within the app and on the Procreate web site!
App Store Link: Procreate
Nikko does it again! Created with Procreate and Snapseed, Nikolai's 'favourite team'.
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This image stood out to us though because it is not quite in the normal vein of futuristic/other-worldly art that Nikolai usually draws on his iPad.
Painted using the Procreate app, for his son Felix who has just turned 4, 'Dad n Son' is a beautifully detailed and touching portrait of the most magnificent example of Father and Son.
As Dad to a Son called Felix who is also 4 years old, it struck a chord and I just had to share it with you.
Nikolai added his picture to our iPad Creative Flickr group, where you can find more than 20,000 other images created and/or edited using an iPad. Be sure to check out the fantastic artwork there and feel free to join the group and add your own artwork to the pool.
We've mentioned Nikolai's work on numerous occasions, but we make absolutely no apologies for highlighting yet another of his incredible iPad paintings.
We think this Brushes iPad painting video from Nikolai Lockertsen is required viewing for anyone looking to sharpen their iPad painting skills. It just doesn't get much better!
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If you are new to iPad Creative, it's possible that you have never seen any of Nikolai's iPad paintings. We strongly encourage you to see all our posts featuring Nikolai as he is, in our opinion, the most consistently impressive iPad artist we know. Nikolai's skill with Brushes is rivalled only my his powerful imagination.
Whether he is painting full locations, or 'just' characters, Nikolai's use of light and insane attention to detail is second to none.
Head back here in a couple of days to see some more of Nikolai's artwork, paintings that he created using an app that few artists are even aware of.
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Few have mastered iPad painting quite like Nikolai. You might remember some of his iPad paintings from February of this year. Nikolai has been pretty quiet during the summer, but now he's back with a vengeance!
There is so much to learn from the way Nikolai builds the scene. Check out the two paintings featured here and be sure to subscribe to his YouTube channel to catch future iPad paintings.
Nikolai is an accomplished artist. Having worked for many years in the film industry as a matte painter, both traditional and digital, it's no real surprise that Nikolai was drawn to the iPad right from the start. We spoke to Nikolai towards the end of last year, and it was clear that despite some initial reservations he is finding the iPad/Brushes combination to be a satisfying medium.
Nikolai has recently shared some of his iPad painting videos on YouTube and we just had to bring them to your attention.
Just watch as Nikko builds the structure of the scene, fills it will such exquisite detail and then lights the scene in a way that draws the eye to the perfect position on the painting. We can't think of any other iPad artist that has mastered this process with such finesse. Nikko's film industry background really shines through. Amazing work indeed!