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.
On June 24th NASA’s Curiosity rover completed its first Martian year on Mars (nearly two Earth years). According to NASA’s press release, the rover has driven nearly 8 kilometers in that year and beamed back some amazing images. To celebrate Curiosity’s new year, I took inspiration from a 2005 image taken by the Spirit rover of the sun setting. This image shows how the sun light looks filtered through the mostly carbon dioxide atmosphere creating a characteristic blue glow. The sun going down on it’s first year and dawning on the new year for the rover.
This illustration was painted on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app and the Connect Bluetooth pressure sensitive stylus by Ten One Design. Below is the time-lapse video of this illustration. Prints’ can be purchased by clicking here.
Coronal Rain is a phenomenon in which an arc of plasma following along the magnetic fields of the sun, cools and falls back to the surface. Such a display was captured in a time-lapse from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in 2012. The video of this phenomenon which was the inspiration for this artwork can be viewed here. This piece was created on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. Below is the time-lapse video of the artwork from start to completion. Prints can be purchased here.
The Mobile Digital Art Exhibition is a celebration of art created on mobile devices such as iPhones, Android tablets and phones and iPads. The exhibition is held at the prestigious Pacific Art League in conjunction with the Mobile Digital Arts Summit in Palo Alto, California. My piece was selected out of 665 entries in the mobile digital art category. I am honored to be among many talented artists in this emerging media. The exhibition starts on August 1st. Top ten artworks will be announced soon. For more information about the Mobile Digital arts Summit and Exhibition click here. You can view the time-lapse video of this artwork at http://vimeo.com/72532390
Landscape Arch has the longest span of all the arches in Arches National Park. According to the National Park Service, Landscape Arch has a span of 306 feet. Only three arches in China have a longer span. I purposely left out the vegitation to give this scene a unearthly feel. Drawn on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. Below is the timelapse video of the artwork.
This illustration was partially inspired by the city streets of Taipei. I wanted to convey the idea of a urban environment that has both elements of order and chaos. A sense of the future in a familiar place. Drawn on the iPad using the Sketchbook Pro app. Below is a timelapse recording as I created this illustration. As you watch the video, you’ll notice that I create layer of guidelines for the one point perspective in this scene.
I would like to thank the MacinTech Users’ Group for inviting me to demonstrate and discuss the process of creating art on the Apple iPad. I shared a few of my time-lapse videos and demonstrated painting on the iPad by creating a quick sunset image. I also covered topics such as types of stylus, various drawing apps, exporting and file preparation for printing. I brought some canvas prints of different sizes to illustrate the print quality. I also created a time-lapse recording to demonstrate that feature in the app. The very short time-lapse video is below. Sounds like my presentation was well received. And it was allot of fun. To learn more information about the MacinTech Users’ Group visit their site at macintech.org.