Entries in Procreate (23)
The iPad Creative Flickr group is home to some incredible iPad paintings. Dave Kuhn's paintings are captivating, drawing you in and making you wonder what might be around the corner, just beyond the frame. Perhaps we'll find out one day...
Stunning work Dave, and thanks for sharing these paintings with the group!
Here's a nice warming iPad painting for those of us in the grip of Winter. Painted by James Julier in Procreate for iPad, it is an interesting look at the creative process of someone who admits they are still learning how to get the best from this great iPad app.
"One of the big reasons I decided to do this painting was to inspire other budding artists to embrace digital art. A friend of mine who is a school teacher explained to me recently that whenever he plays one of my painting videos in class, his students become noticeably more engaged and excited about creating art. The idea that more people are engaging in art because of something that I have created is amazing to me."
Andy Ellis is an Illustrator who loves using Procreate to capture ideas and pre-production sketches on his iPad. Andy recently posted a review of Procreate on his blog telling us why he prefers using it over other apps, which is an interesting read.
The video above is one of Andy’s recent illustration sketches but to see more of his work be sure to visit his portfolio site too.
It is always fascinating for us to view and examine the creative process and how others use apps like Procreate on their iPads. With that in mind, we enjoyed this video by Danny Glasgow, we hope you do too.
Nikolai is probably the most telanted artist on the iPad scene right now. What's more, Nikolai often provides videos of his paintings. There's so much to learn here!
Further reading: Nikolai Lockertsen
Once again Matthew Watkins demonstrates his impressive imagination and understanding of scale with this atmospheric iPad painting. The blockbuster Pacific Rim came to mind. Thanks for sharing this beautiful Procreate artwork on our iPad Creative Flickr group Matthew.
Further reading: iPad paintings
"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
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.
If you follow us on Twitter then you may already have seen the beautiful painting below by Roz Hall, of fellow artist Benjamin Rabe, but we wanted to mention it here as it really stopped us in our tracks.
When you look at the brush strokes, colour, light and shade in this portrait it is hard to believe it was painted on an iPad, but it was! It just makes you say "Wow!".
Roz used Procreate (second time we've mentioned that app in as many days) and a healthy dose of talent to create this image, we are sure you'll love it too.
Be sure to check out the rest of Roz Hall's artwork on his Flickr stream.
Dip into our iPad Creative Flickr Group on any given day and you will find many examples of paintings, sketches, photographs and even some animations that have been created or edited with an iPad.
The painting below from Dan Hoffman was made with the stunning Procreate app. We loved the colour, light and style of Treasure Trove, it really stood out to us, we hope you like it too. Be sure to check out Dan's other paintings on his Flickr stream.
Every day there are plenty of images being added to the iPad Creative Flickr Group. We wish we had the time to show them all to you, even keeping up with the new images is a challenge for us, but we are going to try really hard to let you know about more of them in future with these short posts.
This one from iPad Junkie (aka Rick Shulman) caught our eye today because of the clever old school/new school social media idea and also great detail. Rick painted this image on his iPad with the excellent Procreate app.
Feel free to leave us a quick comment below and tell us what you think.
You'll recall how impressed with were with Thank Each Mistake by Maniac, being the first fully animated music video produced entirely on the iPad, and a wonderful piece of art in its own right, Thank Each Mistake was a landmark event. A year later and nothing has quite matched its fun and flair, but the video for Art Decade's Western Sunrise comes awfully close!
As far as we can tell from the making of video, Procreate was used to storyboard the video and then to turn each frame of the computer animation into something a lot more impressionistic. Clearly this isn't an iPad only production, but the iPad did play a vital role in the final look and feel.
App Store Link: Procreate
Procreate is one of our favourite apps, if you haven't tried it yet, today would be a good time to start as Savage Interactive have announced the Procreate (in)famous competition.
Grand Prize. First prize will win a 32GB iPad 2 or a $600 gift card to spend with Apple.
2nd Prize. iTunes giftcard to the value of $100.
Contest Instructions. Sketch, paint and create someone famous OR infamous using Procreate for iPad! It can be an iconic public figure who’s inspirational to you, someone who gets in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, or a character from a movie or TV show that’s a just a plain nightmare! You can submit 3 (in)famous iconic figures whether they be fictional or real life, so choose those illustrations carefully. It doesn’t matter when it was created, so long as it was created purely in Procreate. Once the submission date is over, we’ll choose 5 Finalists and then you have a week for you and your friends to start voting!
Contest Starts. November 22, 2011 @ 12:00 am (EST)
Contest Ends. January 31, 2012 @ 11:59 pm (EST)
Need more Details? Read the Official Rules
There are further guidelines on the competition's Facebook page, where you can also view the current entries.
Further Reading: Procreate
Yesterday we highlighted the new high resolution canvas options in both ArtRage and SketchBook Pro (4 and 3 megapixels, respectively), if you missed that article it might be helpful to read it first and come back here to follow the discussion.
Because of the performance hit when painting with these new multi megapixel canvas options the doodler might find the standard resolution a more pleasant painting experience. However, if you plan on keeping your artwork and presenting it at the highest possible quality then surely the extra detail is worth the slowdown.
Preservation in print
If you were to present your ArtRage painting in print, at 1024 x 1024 you could just about get away with an image size that was no bigger that 12cm square. Go for the high resolution canvas and you can print up to 24cm square. That's enough data to allow your painting to be printed in a glossy magazine without the reader noticing the pixels. Certainly at that resolution large inkjet photo prints will surely shine.
Retention on a Retina class display
Most iPad artists might only ever display their paintings on the iPad screen, but that doesn't mean you should forego the megapixel canvas option. The next iPad is almost certainly going to come equipped with a Retina class display, that's 2048 x 1536 pixels. Any paintings created using the standard canvas options will look soft and perhaps even dull on a Retina class display, whereas multi megapixel paintings will fulfill the full potential of such a display.
Unleash the GPU
Of course, Procreate fans might just be able to have their cake and eat it. By enlisting the mindblowing power of the SGX graphics processor Procreate can run at speeds that ArtRage and SketchBook Pro can only dream of. The Procreate high resolution update can't come soon enough.
Painting Credit: Shaun Mullen. A fellow Brit and one of the best iPad artists we know!
Straight from the developers mouth:
No Mac apps, no gimmicks. Procreate is actually drawing at high definition resolution using OpenGL graphics acceleration. Just export to photos, and check out the 1920x1408px size!
Coming soon as a free update.
Savage have even provided a couple of HD painting examples. Check them out for yourself here and here. We've printed out an A3 sized full resolution poster of the painting seen in the video above, it looks gorgeous! Savage are really pushing back the boundaries, this new canvas size will make a huge difference to the final quality of printed paintings.