As many of you know I've been experimenting with the iPad's capabilities as a painting medium for a few months now. This is my latest piece, once again done in Savage Interactive's Procreate with Artist Harware's Sensu Brush and Targus' 2-in-1 Executive Stylus. I worked on this portrait in my spare time over the course of a few days. Altogether I'd estimate that it took just under 4 hours to complete. During that time documented my process which, if you're interested in reading about, can be found after the jump. As always, if you have any questions just leave a comment and I'll be happy to replay as soon as I can. Enjoy.
Here is a detail from Aida, the latest addition to This House of Glass. I started by laying in a monochromatic blue underpainting to define the shapes and space of the room and figure. Then I layered in transparent washes of local tone to further define the structures and light source. At this point I'm laying in reflected light and pushing the shadows further to establish the value range we'll see in the finished piece. Check back for more soon.
Ever since David Kassan showed me a time-lapse video of his first iPad painting I've been dying to try it for myself. After a long wait, I finally got my hands on an iPad and started experimenting over the holidays. Thus far I've used Sketchbook Express, ArtRage and my app of choice, Procreate. I've also tried out a few different stylus', preferring the hand-held approach to the 'finger painting' method. At the moment I'm using a Targus 2-in-1 Executive Stylus which combines a conductive touch-screen nib with a traditional roller ball pen.
Recently, the good folks over at Targus caught wind of my doodling and asked to interview me about integrating the iPad into my work. You can check it out here: Artist Pushes Creative Boundaries With Apple iPad.
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