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:
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!