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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

I drew it on my IPad

Me and Mark were up early on Saturday, waiting for UPS to deliver the IPads we ordered several weeks ago. For me, the device is a portable digital art studio. I've tried to build a transportable system for creating digital art for some time. I made my first attempt with a portable computer and a Wacom tablet. This proved to be a marvelous set up for home studio work, but it just didn't travel well enough to prove useful for me (too many cords, for one thing). When I purchased an IPhone I found part of the solution with a Pogo Stylus and digital paint software that worked on the phone, but the surface was too small to be really useful for me. Then Apple announced the IPad. With it's 7"x10" screen it solved the size problem neatly. The image below shows what I was able to get out of this device shortly after I started working on it.

I hope to start offering color digital commissions drawn on my IPad and emailed directly to patrons. I might be able to offer this type of commission as early as FCN. As with any tool there is a learning curve involved. I'm having a lot of fun figuring out what I can do with this device.



Jenna said...

I'd say this was a great success.

FirestarAROC4 said...

Technology blows me away these days.

That'll prove very useful for people who want the digital color at conventions.

Sue said...

Thanks Jenna. I agree. On top of that, it's a lot of fun to use it.

Firestar, I think you've got it spot on. I've been looking for a way to offer color commissions at shows, without having to take paints or other supplies with me. This seems to solve a lot of challenges.