iPad Art: Celebrity Portrait of Maurice from Planet of the Apes

Maurice iPad painting

OK, this just became my favorite ever celebrity portrait created on an iPad – and that’s saying something because there are some incredible ones out there. But how you can resist this one of Maurice, one of the stars of the new ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ movie (and the previous Rise of the Planet of the Apes)?

This is the work of Michael Acosta, shared to our Google+ iPad Art community – created using the Paper by 53 app and the new Adonit Jot Touch.

It’s been shown that Orangutans are able to get a lot of joy from iPads, so perhaps some of them would enjoy this piece as well. In any case, I love this one.

If you’re up for seeing lots more lovely iPad paintings, check out more of our iPad Art section.

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Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit: an Event Focused on All Aspects of Mobile Creativity

Cellist by Claire Iris Schencke

I’m a long-time and big-time admirer of art created on iPads, as many of you will know if you’ve been a reader of iPad Insight for any length of time. So right about now I’m wishing I lived somewhere near Palo Alto, California – so that I could go and enjoy this Mobile Digital Art & Creativity Summit.

It strikes me as both a celebration of the wonderful work done by iPad artists and also a chance for those artists, and aspiring digital artists, to collaborate and learn. That’s just my quick take though – here’s a far better introduction via the organizers of this event:

Three days of FUN, ART and CREATIVITY!
The 3-day weekend kicks off on Friday, August 1st with the Grand Opening of the 2nd Annual Mobile Digital Art Exhibition, displaying the work of over 100 artists and, once again, attracting major media attention.
The Grand Opening is followed by a two-day Summit with a packed program of workshops, seminars and masterclasses attracting artists and educators from across the country.

Silicon Valley’s Creative Hub!
The Exhibition and Summit will be held in the Pacific Art League’s newly renovated historic building at 668 Ramona Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301.

Even though I can’t go to the event, I can still enjoy some of the beautiful artwork that’s going to be on display – via the gorgeous slideshow of submitted works here. The image at the top of this post is one I’ll call ‘Cellist’ and is the work of Claire Iris Schencke

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iPad Art: Waiting

Waiting iPad painting

The beautiful iPad painting shown above is titled ‘Waiting’. It is the work of another of our long-time favorite iPad artists, Woon Tien David Chong.

It’s an original iPad finger painting, done with the Procreate app.

The girl in the painting is striking and lovely, and the colors are wonderful in this one.

Woon Tien David Ching is a prolific iPad artist and you can see lots more of his excellent work at his Chaser of Light Facebook page.

If you’re keen to enjoy even more amazing iPad paintings, check out our own iPad Art section.

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iPad Art: Maleficent

Maleficent iPad Painting

This stunning iPad painting of Maleficent is this week’s featured iPad art piece. It’s the work of Google+ member Franziska Nierath, who shared it to our iPad Art Google+ community.

I saw the Maleficent movie just a few weeks ago with my family, and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. It was hard not to love the amazing performance by Angelina Jolie in the title role – and I love this spot-on iPad portrait of the character.

If you’re interested in seeing lots more incredible artwork created on the iPad, check out our iPad Art section.

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iPad Art: Sanctuary Baby!

Sanctuary Baby iPad Painting

Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Sanctuary Baby!’ and is the work of Hotel Midnight – who has become one of my most favorite iPad artists. I always find her iPad paintings striking and powerful, and I’ve also come to hugely appreciate the wildly creative inspiration and back stories that accompany the images.

Sanctuary Baby is a perfect example of that sort of combo – here’s the brief description provided by the artist:

Challenge Accepted! You think Schrödinger’s cat had it bad? The for real Pavlov’s dog(s) had it worse. Did we really, really need to know the drool response? Rescue in hand, this dog is now Quasimodo. Your bells offer peace at Notre Dame from now on.

Also, damn that’s a handsome dog. I’d give it sanctuary any day of the week.

To see more of Hotel Midnight’s wonderful artwork, visit her Flickr stream.

And of course you can also see more great iPad art from a number of artists in our own iPad Art section.

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iPad Art: Hiro Watching Haru Dancing

Today’s featured iPad painting is titled ‘Hiro Watching Haru Dancing’. It is the work of Flickr member nini_nini and was created using the Procreate app. I’ve been meaning to share some of nini-nini’s iPad artwork here for some time, and this image is one of my favorites of hers. I’m a huge dog lover so […]

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iPad Art: Maiko 434

Maiko 434 is today’ featured iPad painting. It was created by Flickr member Yoshiyuki Uchida, using the Brushes 2 app on an iPad 3. I believe the word Maiko is an apprentice geisha in western Japan, at least so says Wikipedia. In any case I think this image is incredibly striking and the colors in […]

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iPad Art: Pandora’s Answer

‘Pandora’s Answer’ is today’s featured iPad painting. It is the work of Hotel Midnight, one of my favorite iPad artists. This iPad painting is a perfect example of why I enjoy her work so much. The image itself is striking and whimsical, and the very clever backstory makes it even more compelling. Here’s that backstory […]

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iPad Art: JL Dou

Here’s an iPad painting that’s epic enough to do justice to having superheroes for subjects. It’s the work of Rafal Co, aka Cheeky Raffy – here’s his short and sweet description of it: JL Dou – drawn on the iPad using Procreate app. Reference of the characters are from Google (movie screen shots) To see […]

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iPad Art: My Paradise

‘Mi Paraíso’, or My Paradise in English, is this week’s featured iPad painting. It’s the work of Pilar Humada – created with the Sketch Club iPad app. I feel confident in saying this is not just a beautiful image, but also one with universal appeal. A simple, well-worn boardwalk down to the sand, blue sky […]

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iPad Art: Lupita Nyong’o Portrait

Our featured iPad painting today is this portrait of Lupita Nyong’o, the Academy Award winning actress who starred in ‘12 Years a Slave’. I think it does justice do the incredibly beautiful actress. It’s the work of another of my favorite iPad artists – Raheem Nelson. You can see more of Raheem’s excellent iPad artwork, […]

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