If you’ve got an internet connection and you’ve spent more than 2 minutes on the web over the last week you’ve probably seen the portrait of Morgan Freeman painted on an iPad. The one that’s been dubbed ‘the world’s most realistic finger painting’.
It was done by the wonderful Kyle Lambert, whose work I featured way back in 2010 at my little iPhone and iPad art site.
Well, here’s another great example of superb portrait work done on an iPad, of the same subject. The one shown above is the creation of another favorite iPad artist, Michael Acosta – and shared to our Google+ iPad Art community.
Here’s Michael’s brief description of the piece:
My tribute to Morgan Freeman- done on my iPad using the app Paper by Fiftythree
Two things spring to mind for me when I admire this portrait. Morgan Freeman has one heck of an epic face, full of character – and there are a whole lot of talented artists creating great things on the iPad.
Today’s iPad Art is from an iPad artist whose work I’ve recently discovered on Flickr and I’m captivated by – her Flickr handle is Hotel Midnight. I know all (or certainly most) images have some backstory behind them, but Hotel Midnight’s stories just leap off the page for me – her paintings feel like books with a killer first few sentences that have you gripped right away.
Anyway, my words don’t begin to do her artwork any justice – but luckily hers absolutely do, so I will share them here. The painting above is titled ‘My Life in Art’ – here’s the description:
A life of drawings. I’ve been doing them as long as I remember. I kept them, ripped them up, sold pages, and thankfully saved some. Not everything I did was “fine” art. I reserve the right to trash my work. Whenever I haven’t it has come back to haunt me like Banquo’s ghost at the table. Now my iPad allows me to have my cake and eat it, too.
I don’t know which I love more – the image or the words.
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Today’s featured iPad Art is this ‘Tiger’ image from another favorite iPad artist, Michael Acosta.
Here is Michael’s brief description of this iPad painting:
Pencil Tiger- done on my iPad using the app Paper by Fiftythree (testing what is possible with the new Pencil from Fiftythree)
We’ve featured Michael’s iPad artwork here before and I love his work with the Paper by 53 app. I had a feeling he’d be doing some great things with their new pencil.
If you want to see more of Michael’s lovely iPad paintings check out his Google+ profile page.
Here’s some more lovely iPad Art to brighten up the middle of the week. And brighten really is an appropriate term for this gorgeous iPad painting.
This one is called ‘Pato’ or Duck in English. It’s the creation of Pilar Humada, whose great work has been featured here often. Here’s her brief description of this piece:
Painting freehand on IPad with SketchClub app.
To see more of Pilar Humada’s great work, have a look at her Flickr stream. If you’re an iPad artist yourself or just want to admire the work of many great iPad artists, you should check out our iPad Insight Flickr group.
This weekend’s shining example of incredible iPad Art is this iPad painting titled ‘Alice in a Pinch’. It was painted by another of our favorite iPad artists, Woon Tien David Chong – using the Procreate app. Here’s his brief description of the image:
Original iPad finger painting. Title: Alice in a pinch (complete). This is probably my most detailed imaginative drawing by far :)
I think this painting is whimsical and magical and certainly full of drama. I also just love the colors and the sheer power of the image.
You should check out more of Woon Tien David Chong’s work at his Facebook page. And don’t forget to check out our iPad Art community on Google+.