iPhone Videos - Brushes
Thursday
Mar272014

Chain of Command

Due to prep for the upcoming baby, my time allotted for painting has been fairly small. But the thought of the potential changes to the pecking order around the house gave way to a slightly darker tone on this quick procedural drawing. I have been focusing more on my color palette over the last few paintings, to really trim it down to just a few colors that will represent the mood. 

After I finished the piece, I remembered that Procreate has a built-in feature to allow you to export the video. I like this much better than the function of some other apps, like SketchbookPro and Sketchclub, where you actively need to 'turn on' the recording, but the quality of the capture is a little lacking...

Thursday
Mar062014

Digging into Configurator for Photoshop

Coming back to retouching and image editing after a few years putting together components for mobile apps, I find that my approach is just not what it used to be. Though I still want to make the best possible edits, I am sort of obsessed with trying to streamline the process as much as I can- through droplets, actions, scripts, and the interface. I had admittedly forgotten about the handy little tool called Configurator, but am now having quite a bit of fun with it to try to make a more streamlined PS kit for retouching.

My custom icons are still a little rough around the edges here, but I want to take most of the pulldown menu items and put then in the main panel, though just a bit larger than the rest of the standard PS tools. While making icons for Augmented Reality mobile apps in past months, I seldom needed to make more than a few buttons, so this is a great exercise to push myself a little further. 

Wednesday
Jan152014

Good Things Come in Small Packages Nomad Contest

The team at Nomad Brush was kind enough to ask me to test-drive their new Mini 2 retractable brush, and make a piece of art for their new themed content. Though the competition is pretty stiff, I think I have a chance at this! If you like my illustration, 'Small Wonder', please vote for me here.

Friday
Nov222013

Verge video about Squarespace

Since I am using Squarespace right now, I am biased, but I enjoyed this video interview with the service's founder. The discussion on team building, and knowing what to look for in leaders I found refreshing. We have this idea that successful companies do most things right; but that is usually because they have the ability to improve after they fail. 
Tuesday
Nov122013

Mobile Art Presentation at TekServe in NYC Nov 11

Last night at TekServe in NYC, I assisted David Scott Leibowitz in a presentation about creating art on mobile devices, in support of his book on the same topic that collects the work and working methods of dozens of mobile artists from around the globe. I drew, mashed, and 3d sculpted on my iPad during the presentations using a variety of different apps. Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the artwork or apps that I showed during the presentation. David's website can be found in the link below:

http://www.leibo.net