I myself am about as artistic as a lump of coal, but I’ve always appreciated great art and admired the heck out of those who create it. Given my huge interest in the iPad, I’ve been fascinated to watch watched as a growing number of both traditional and ‘digital artists have embraced the Apple tablet as not just one of their tools, but as their primary canvas in recent years.
I’ll share some great iPad artwork here each weekend, and I hope some of you will become fans of it too, or better still be inspired to create your own art on the iPad.
Today’s featured iPad artist is Raheem Nelson. Nelson is an accomplished artist who started out creating and publishing his own comic books at a young age, moved into cartooning and now works exclusively on the iPad.
The image above is ‘Heisenberg’ – Walter White’s alter-ego on the excellent Breaking Bad TV series. It was made using the Procreate app.
I’ve mentioned some of the work being done by renowned artists like David Hockney on iPads and iPhones here before. I find myself continually astounded at the beautiful working being done by ‘fingerpainters’ (their term, not mine) on the iPad and iPhone.
Images like the one shown above, ‘Autumn Tints’ by Yoshiyuki Uchida, are just stunning to me. So I thought I’d do a quick little post to say if you haven’t already checked out our little ‘baby sister’ site, Just iPhone Art, you might want to give it a look – here: http://justiphoneart.com/
It’s full of amazing paintings and drawings created on apps like Brushes on iPads and iPhones. You can also just go to Flickr and search for Brushes galleries, iPad art, and fingerpainters. If you enjoy art, you’re sure to be pleasantly surprised (or shocked even) by the artwork being created on these new digital canvases.
Corliss Blakely is an accomplished and recognized artist, and is now rapidly becoming a famous iPad and iPhone artist. The UK’s Telegraph newspaper has recently featured her beautiful iPad art in an article, noting that they could easily be mistaken for oil paintings or watercolors – despite having been created entirely with fingers and iPad apps.
Corliss is also a very good friend of the site, or of mine I should say really. She was even kind enough to create the site banner image for my little site that covers iPhone and iPad art.