Creating Art on the iPad

In terms of artistic ability, I’m afraid to say that my sister Shelley got the lion’s share of the talent being dished out in my family. I do appreciate art however, so it was with great interest that I found these videos demonstrating the amazing possibilities of the Brushes app on the iPad.

Well, I was simultaneously amazed and inspired watching those artworks unfold. I also discovered this fabulous flickr group showing artwork created solely using Brushes.

I decided to search for a tutorial, and who better to teach me than Kyle Lambert, the artist who created the Beyonce image? I have used TubeChop to crop the original video, but it is worth watching the whole thing to see what is possible and learn more about the artist himself.

I had a bit of a play and tried to copy an eye that Kyle had demonstrated in his tutorial. At risk of great personal embarrassment, I show it to you now:

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One of the fantastic functions of the app is it has a built in video where you can see exactly how your picture unfolded as you drew it! Think about the possibilities for kids using it as a part of their art portfolio, where they have both a piece of art they have created, and a video showing how they produced it!

I have decided to do an after school activity with art on the iPads using brushes. I would love some suggestions of where to go from here.

Are you an artist who can suggest beginner projects for me and my merry band of students?

Do you have a great link to more beginner tutorials?

I look forward to hearing your ideas!