Closer Look (Pacific Parrotlet) – iPad Illustration

Pacific Parrotlet

Pacific Parrotlet

In the forests of Ecuador a curious Pacific Parrotlet comes closer to investigate. The second smallest species of parrots in the world. Actually this is a painting of our eleven year old parrotlet “Beaker”. I wanted to imagine him in a more wild setting. This artwork was created on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. If you like this piece, prints are available for purchase by clicking here. You can watch me paint this piece in the time-lapse video below.

Closer Look (Pacific Parrotlet) created on the iPad from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.

Joy Ride – iPad Illustration

Digital i\Illustration created on the iPad

Digital i\Illustration created on the iPad

Deep in the heart of the island of Madagascar, the world’s smallest chameleon is taking a joy ride. Perhaps some corrective lenses would have helped this little lizard realize the size of its prey. Or perhaps this flight through the forest is by design.

This illustration is created on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. A time-lapse video of this artwork can be viewed below.

Joy Ride by Ray Cassel from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.

Art of Planetary Science Show

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This is the second year that the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona has hosted the Art of Planetary Science show. There were over two hundred artworks from ninety artists and scientists. Art created from scientific knowledge and art created by scientists using scientific data were on display. Art inspiring science and science inspiring art was evident at this show. This weekend show attracted about a thousand visitors. I exhibited my Curiosity Rover iPad illustration and a digital alien cloudscape. I am honored to exhibit with many well renowned artists and scientists. I would to thank the Art of Planetary Science team for being so gracious and helpful with some of my logistical challenges.

My artwork was on the third floor of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona.

My artwork was on the third floor of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory of the University of Arizona.

Winner of the Ten One Design Pogo Art Contest

Ten One Design's Contest Web Page

Ten One Design’s Contest Web Page


Ten One Design is one of the first companies to produce a capacitive stylus for the iPad. Pogo is their line of stylus products. As a way of promoting their product, Ten One annually sponsors an art contest. This international competition is open to all artists using their stylus to create art on mobile devices. There were 147 entries in this year’s competition. I am honored to be one of the winners chosen this year. I was selected in the Current Events category for my artwork “First Year on Mars” commemorating the Curiosity rover’s first Martian year. More about this artwork can be found here. View the other winners and the submissions for this year here. I am proud to be among this select group of artists. This is actually my second prize-winning artwork where the subject is Mars.

The Flotilla – iPad Digital Illustration

Created on the iPad using Sketchbook Pro

Created on the iPad using Sketchbook Pro

The morning silence is broken by the whirling and roaring of burners and propellers as a flotilla of airships rides the winds over the mountains. This strange caravan contains crafts of varying design and size. Some the size of office buildings and others with a handful of occupants and crew. This piece is drawn/painted on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro App. See the time-lapse video of this work below.

The Flotilla from Raymond Cassel on Vimeo.

Exhibition of iPad art in Seoul, Korea

Images from the Mobile Art Academy Cropped and overlay added by Me.

Images from the Mobile Art Academy Cropped and overlay added by Me.


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Recently I was selected to be part of the Mobile Digital Art Exhibition in Palo Alto, California. My artwork was chosen to be one of thirty works from the show to travel to Seoul, Korea. Currently the pieces are on exhibition at Seoul’s largest public library as part of the DigiFunArt Exhibit. A showcase of digital art created on mobile devices. I am honored to be part of this show.