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MicroByte
May 26, 2010, 11:54 AM
A while back there was a great thread about iPad art where people shared what could be done on an iPad. The thread was moved to the iPad Apps section and has really gone away since then. (link (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=898849))

I wanted to restart something here and have us share art, drawings, paints done on the iPad! It's so great to see what people can come up with and how powerful the iPad can be as a creation device, so please contribute and comment!

I'll get started...

Here is my latest, "Life's Journey":

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4640269349_cd51cfda38_o.png

(Also, for those that want to just use a clickable thumbnail, use the TIMG tag instead of the IMG, I just learned that a few weeks ago)

blinkie
May 26, 2010, 12:00 PM
David Hockney's a fan of the ipad. There are a couple examples of his http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/33057/david-hockney-ipad-digi-art. I'm sure you can find more if you like them.

EDIT: what drawing app do you like best?

mattyuk
May 26, 2010, 12:13 PM
I cant wait to draw on Sketchbook Pro!

MicroByte
May 26, 2010, 01:24 PM
what drawing app do you like best?

I'm currently using ArtStudio. It's been great and well worth the price. However, I'm probably going to try out Brushes or Sketchbook Pro and try it on my next project.

shady825
May 26, 2010, 09:51 PM
MicroByte thank you for starting another thread over here. It sucks the other one got moved. Hopefully we can keep one this one alive.

I'm currently using ArtStudio. It's been great and well worth the price. However, I'm probably going to try out Brushes or Sketchbook Pro and try it on my next project.

I have ArtStudio and Sketchbook Pro, I dont know what it is but I find myself always wanting to use ArtStudio.

Probably my best one, I'm no artist.

ClassicII
May 26, 2010, 10:24 PM
Nice work guys!!!!!!!

gatearray
May 26, 2010, 10:28 PM
I'm currently using ArtStudio. It's been great and well worth the price. However, I'm probably going to try out Brushes or Sketchbook Pro and try it on my next project.

Yes, Art Studio is tremendous for 99 cents! Also, it was just updated yet again tonight and it keeps getting better and better.

MicroByte
May 26, 2010, 11:14 PM
Yes, Art Studio is tremendous for 99 cents! Also, it was just updated yet again tonight and it keeps getting better and better.

No kidding! I just updated about 30 minutes ago and some of the new features are awesome! I love the new brush jitter! I have been struggling with textures and the jitter setting with paintbrush is a great way to texture more randomly.

I was about to pick up Brushes, but I think I'll hold off for now. :)

chrono1081
May 27, 2010, 04:59 AM
Woo! I like this new thread :)

I don't have anything new yet that wasn't in the old thread so I will just post my last from the old thread.

Work and school are eating up my time so I haven't been able to finish my current project : /

I made this in brushes and used my finger btw

p-rice
May 27, 2010, 05:40 AM
I'm no artist but I am now addicted to drawing on my iPad. I can't draw from memory. :( I look at pics while i draw them. Still learning.

http://i45.tinypic.com/o6env4.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/ap71pf.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/33fgxi0.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/qri5oi.jpg

and my old one from the other thread:
http://i47.tinypic.com/xapf9t.jpg

oh btw...., these except the Goku drawing were done in SketchBook Pro. Best 8 dollars ever spent on the AppStore.

MicroByte
May 27, 2010, 05:50 AM
I'm no artist but I am now addicted to drawing on my iPad. I can't draw from memory. :( I look at pics while i draw them. Still learning.


and my old one from the other thread:

oh btw...., this were done in SketchBook Pro. Best 8 dollars ever spent from the AppStore.

wow, those are really fantastic, excellent job!

I'm the same way and do better when I can visualize.

chrono1081
May 27, 2010, 07:49 AM
I'm no artist but I am now addicted to drawing on my iPad. I can't draw from memory. :( I look at pics while i draw them. Still learning.

http://i45.tinypic.com/o6env4.jpg
http://i45.tinypic.com/ap71pf.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/33fgxi0.jpg
http://i49.tinypic.com/qri5oi.jpg

and my old one from the other thread:
http://i47.tinypic.com/xapf9t.jpg

oh btw...., these except the Goku drawing were done in SketchBook Pro. Best 8 dollars ever spent on the AppStore.

Lol not an artist my @$$! These are fantastic!

MicroByte
May 27, 2010, 02:32 PM
Lol not an artist my @$$! These are fantastic!

I agree, these are really great, still love the Iron Man the best!

chrono1081
May 29, 2010, 12:49 AM
I finally got almost caught up with school.

Here is my latest creation. I scrapped the other one I was working on because its beyond my skill level right now and made this instead.

I made it with Brushes using my finger.

MicroByte
May 29, 2010, 11:17 PM
My son's Birthday is coming up later on in June and he loves dinosaurs. Given my new found hobby, I thought It'd be a great surprise and paint something special for him!

My plan is to blow it up using a great piece of software called RasterBator (http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/) which takes an images and allows you to blow it up to several pages in size to make HUGE wall posters. I've done this in the past and the results are pretty cool.

This was finger painted in ArtStudio on the iPad. I used a photo of my son and triceratops for reference, but not under the painting.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4651702512_1880e8e75e_b.jpg

tuxing
May 29, 2010, 11:21 PM
My son's Birthday is coming up later on in June and he loves dinosaurs. Given my new found hobby, I thought It'd be a great surprise and paint something special for him!

My plan is to blow it up using a great piece of software called RasterBator (http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/) which takes an images and allows you to blow it up to several pages in size to make HUGE wall posters. I've done this in the past and the results are pretty cool.

This was finger painted in ArtStudio on the iPad. I used a photo of my son and triceratops for reference, but not under the painting.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4651702512_1880e8e75e_b.jpg

Great work. Sure your son will be delighted.

p-rice
May 30, 2010, 12:07 AM
Lol not an artist my @$$! These are fantastic!

lol. I'm dead serious. I could never draw like this before the iPad. Always wanted a wacom monitor before though. However, thanks for the compliment!

BTW. I really LOVE the new update for SketchBook Pro. Video output, lock the toolbar, and layer blending modes. :D Drawing is much more efficient and faster paced now thanks to the always visible toolbar option.

MicroByte
May 30, 2010, 01:02 AM
Wanted to share the various steps on how this was painted:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4651450865_d3ea710fb4_b.jpg

(1st frame) The first step was drawing/filling the Triceratops.

(2nd frame) Once I got the shape right, I began shading and detailing. The Triceratops was kept on it's own layer to make it easier to position. At this point, I hadn't decided on the background or scene yet.

(3rd Frame) Once I had the Triceratops done, I added my son to another layer. I had to blend in his let with the Triceratops head so I drew and colored in the main body parts and then slowly started erasing away so it would look like he was sitting on top of the Triceratops.

(4th frame) Here I added the detail to my son. This (as with my Pondering painting) was really difficult! Surprisingly, arms and legs are simple, but faces, not so much!

(5th frame) I finally started playing around with scenery. I wanted them to be in an open area instead of cramped jungle, so I thought about an open field with the forest behind them. This worked great and the timing was perfect since ArtStudio was updated with some fantastic new tools that I immediately used! The trees in the background were done with a paintbrush with different colors using the new Jitter slider. Jitter is fantastic for randomizing brush strokes and I can see myself using this in the future for texturing. Also, the background was independent and on it's own layer.

(6th frame) I added more details like the Pterodactyls and shading.

(7th frame) Here I drew and shaded the momma Brachiosaurus. I added this one on another layer and blended her legs in with the grass from the background layer.

(8th frame) I added the baby Brachiosaurus on yet another layer. I eventually merged the momma and baby into one layer once I finished shading and detailing. And that's it, all done! :)

(9th frame) here I show the various layers, it's hard to see, sorry. Going from top to bottom are the Momma and Baby Brachiosaurs, then my son, then the Triceratops and finally the background.

All in all, this took about 4 days to paint.

uglymoment
May 30, 2010, 02:16 AM
Created using Sketch Book Pro

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j228/Nara-e-Mastana/D_Sketch.jpg



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Blakjack
May 30, 2010, 08:44 AM
Lol not an artist my @$$! These are fantastic!

Did you honestly and truly do these? Those aren't amateur pictures at all.

MicroByte
May 30, 2010, 03:58 PM
Was just goofing off today and drew this...

Not sure what I was doing with this or where I was going with this one. Maybe I'm just listening to too much KoRn or something. Sometimes growing up, you just feel like you're different from everyone. Some things never change I guess...

Finger painted in ArtStudio on the iPad.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4014/4653463265_b6384dffc6_b.jpg

r0land
May 30, 2010, 04:47 PM
Wanted to share the various steps on how this was painted:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4651450865_d3ea710fb4_b.jpg
[..]

Dude, that is so impressive! Thx for sharing how you created that picture.

I have no artistic skills, but I'm really intrigued to learn with the iPad and so far have no clue how to tackle such a drawing. ;)

Roland

wrkactjob
May 30, 2010, 06:43 PM
I wish I could draw, my IQ based on artistic skills equates to that of a 3 year old.

Tinley
May 30, 2010, 07:51 PM
After viewing this threa, I decided to go buy ArtStudio and I love it. so easy to use yet powerful. Anyway, here's my first attempt at a drawing:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4060/4654672928_17241d9c37_b.jpg

chrono1081
May 31, 2010, 02:48 PM
Sigh...the mods moved the thread again...

toolbox
May 31, 2010, 06:34 PM
Lol not an artist my @$$! These are fantastic!

Couldn't have put it better my self - They are amazing

Charlie017
Jun 1, 2010, 02:00 PM
When I was out at uni my girlfriend found my iPad and did this, isn't she the coolest :)

pacmans
Jun 1, 2010, 02:10 PM
When I was out at uni my girlfriend found my iPad and did this, isn't she the coolest :)

wow that is amazing!

p-rice
Jun 1, 2010, 08:17 PM
That's simply amazing.

HE15MAN
Jun 1, 2010, 08:24 PM
So are most of you using art studio for 2.99?

I am creative but cannot draw, will all my works be ugly then?

GoCubsGo
Jun 1, 2010, 08:25 PM
When I was out at uni my girlfriend found my iPad and did this, isn't she the coolest :)

Yeah she is really amazing, this is a fantastic drawing.

MicroByte
Jun 2, 2010, 10:56 PM
It all started with a wand...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4664520097_c7d626841a_b.jpg

Finger painted with ArtStudio.

DoFoT9
Jun 3, 2010, 06:47 PM
When I was out at uni my girlfriend found my iPad and did this, isn't she the coolest :)

oh my god! that is truly amazing! this iPad thing may even change the way artists work! thats incredible man. ur gf just made my day :D

heywoodja
Jun 4, 2010, 12:00 AM
My fingers are amazing!

panda bear
Jun 4, 2010, 12:43 AM
It all started with a wand...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4664520097_c7d626841a_b.jpg

Finger painted with ArtStudio.

That is adorable. Mind if I use it as a wallpaper sometime?

SchneiderMan
Jun 4, 2010, 12:59 AM
Pretty impressive stuff you guys are doing with your fingers!

Chuushajou
Jun 4, 2010, 06:32 AM
This thread is amazing, I'm really impressed with some of the work on here. Keep up the good work guys :)

...This also makes me want a iPad even more :(.

MicroByte
Jun 4, 2010, 07:10 AM
That is adorable. Mind if I use it as a wallpaper sometime?

Sure, that would be awesome! :)

It's actually my wallpaper at work and lock screen wallpaper on my iPad right now. :o

*edit*

Since I just realized this thread was moved outside of the iPad General forum, I thought I'd post some of my other stuff:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4546614455_f0d6cf012b_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4020/4547239436_1016aa2a41_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4009/4579109661_28521aca49_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/4599828334_933a0ca93b_o.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4607668341_d1c461a4c7_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/4624838579_28f6370927_o.jpg

All finger painted on the iPad using ArtStudio.

andalusia
Jun 4, 2010, 07:46 AM
Since I just realized this thread was moved outside of the iPad General forum, I thought I'd post some of my other stuff:

What's your skill like on paper, with art equipment and pencils and stuff?

MicroByte
Jun 4, 2010, 08:13 AM
What's your skill like on paper, with art equipment and pencils and stuff?

Honestly, I don't really draw/paint like that. I did art in high school and my first year at college, but only painted one wall mural for my wife and that's about it.

When I picked up my iPad, I swore I would be using it mostly for games. I picked up ArtStudio for $0.99 and have become addicted!

p-rice
Jun 4, 2010, 09:40 AM
This one took over 10 hours over a 4 day period. Longest one ever but I think it was worth it. Made me wish I had an iPad-like device when I was younger. :(

http://i48.tinypic.com/258w9so.jpg

Also just for fun, I have a gif animation of my progress. The transitions would have been a lot more impressive if I had thought of making this from the beginning of the drawing. Too bad SketchBook pro doesn't have a playback feature like layers pro.

CazMac22
Jul 19, 2010, 03:05 PM
Here is my first drawing on SketchBook Pro! :)

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/scotcaz22/126afa30.png

Cheated a bit and used a picture as a layer and I painted over it...

LOL!

(ps. how do I rotate pictures? Cos when I go to save it to Photos on the ipad it went portrait when I wanted it in a landscape! grr)

vincenz
Jul 19, 2010, 03:24 PM
My fingers are amazing!

Looks even better than the original.

One Love 1867
Jul 19, 2010, 05:04 PM
I love these threads. Sketchbrook Pro is an amazing app, one of my favorites, but I'm so bad at drawing or anything.

This is probably my best drawing. Just a quick sketch compared to some of the incredible work others are doing.

It's of the Them Crooked Vultures (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Them-Crooked-Vultures/dp/B002STNKY4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1279576813&sr=8-1) album cover.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/ChappsOwl/IMG_0002.jpg

NeuralControl
Jul 19, 2010, 05:52 PM
You guys are extremely talented. It's amazing what can be done on the iPad drawing/finger painting apps.

CazMac22
Jul 19, 2010, 06:46 PM
These apps are really fun to do! Just done a second sketch/drawing, will upload tomorrow on the Mac. :)

DoFoT9
Jul 19, 2010, 10:43 PM
You guys are extremely talented. It's amazing what can be done on the iPad drawing/finger painting apps.
i know hey! the talent is awsome

These apps are really fun to do! Just done a second sketch/drawing, will upload tomorrow on the Mac. :)
please do! :D

CazMac22
Jul 20, 2010, 05:45 AM
Here is the second drawing as promised!

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/scotcaz22/IMG_0027.jpg

DoFoT9
Jul 20, 2010, 05:57 AM
Here is the second drawing as promised!

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/scotcaz22/IMG_0027.jpg

very cool man well done! i feel there should be an umbrella in there though

No ice please
Jul 20, 2010, 01:49 PM
I'm no artist but I am now addicted to drawing on my iPad. I can't draw from memory. :( I look at pics while i draw them. Still learning.






and my old one from the other thread:
http://i47.tinypic.com/xapf9t.jpg

oh btw...., these except the Goku drawing were done in SketchBook Pro. Best 8 dollars ever spent on the AppStore.
Dude that's epic. Would make a killer wallpaper :D

Mac7
Jul 20, 2010, 01:52 PM
My fingers are amazing!

WOW. It look's so much like the real one.

DoFoT9
Jul 22, 2010, 04:38 AM
WOW. It look's so much like the real one.

you do know its fake lol? :p

NYR99
Jul 27, 2010, 12:01 AM
These were done by my 16 year old sister. My iPad doesn't leave the house ofter and I'm like never home so the iPad has pretty much become her own. lol.

These are a few of her drawings, all done using ArtStudio.

rossenrode
May 16, 2012, 06:39 AM
I am so impressed with a few of the 'painting apps' available. . .I have probably bought / downloaded just about all of them, but am especially impressed with Procreate - And this is my first effort with Procreate on the iPad (3)...

Erko
May 17, 2012, 10:01 AM
I am so impressed with a few of the 'painting apps' available. . .I have probably bought / downloaded just about all of them, but am especially impressed with Procreate - And this is my first effort with Procreate on the iPad (3)...
Dude thats freaking gorgeous, keep up the good work ;) Do you have any more? Truly amazing.

CrickettGrrrl
May 17, 2012, 10:56 AM
I did the first drawing on my iPad 1st Gen about a year ago using ArtRage, combo finger and then a stylus. Then a couple months ago I began using a Wacom Bamboo Fun and then added to the ArtRage drawing using PhotoShop & the Bamboo. (It's still not finished though, maybe a water reflection or something...)

I really enjoy the real-life brush textures in ArtRage and the ability to change the background texture. My next favorite iPad Apps are SketchBook Pro, then Brushes.

vastoholic
May 17, 2012, 12:51 PM
Did this one back in February of 2011. I'm currently working on another Halo: Reach inspired picture.

Ben Spies from MotoGP racing fame.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5042/5362225245_30e69416a5_b.jpg

vastoholic
May 17, 2012, 12:59 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/4599828334_933a0ca93b_o.jpg


Was this by chance drawn from an action figure. At first I thought it was done from a photograph I had taken of mine, but none of mine matched that pose.

KylePowers
May 17, 2012, 01:37 PM
I used to draw a ton when I was younger (and was quite good), but ever since I came to college, I seldom have the time for it. Sometimes I doodle on my iPad, but I don't like doing it with my finger and my stylus isn't too good for it.

For those using a stylus, which one did you go with? It's summer now and I'd like to get back into the hobby :)

CrickettGrrrl
May 17, 2012, 01:46 PM
I also like to use different apps to modify photos. The first one I changed the background and floor in SketchBook Pro then ran it through Toon Paint and colored it in. No stylus.

The second one I used SketchBook Pro to get rid of the background and add an ear which was folded back, ran it through PaintMe! and then back into SketchBook Pro to change some of the colors, add whiskers, etc. I didn't use a stylus for this either.

Although styluses help a little, they're still frustrating to me because the tips are so big and get in the way of detail work, or aren't quite as responsive as fingertips. I have a Boxwave and an ACase.

vastoholic
May 17, 2012, 01:54 PM
I used to draw a ton when I was younger (and was quite good), but ever since I came to college, I seldom have the time for it. Sometimes I doodle on my iPad, but I don't like doing it with my finger and my stylus isn't too good for it.

For those using a stylus, which one did you go with? It's summer now and I'd like to get back into the hobby :)

I can't remember the first one I had that I did my Ben Spies picture with but I have since moved to the Targus. It is slightly longer than the other one giving me a more natural feel when I draw. I started out doing a lot of pencil drawings when I was younger too, tried to do pen and ink, and in college did some charcoal. Now it's on to digital. I have a wacom tablet that I've been dying to dabble with as well. It's currently sitting at my ex's house right now though.

MOKHAN
May 17, 2012, 02:48 PM
Wow! That's awesome.

rhythmac
May 18, 2012, 07:16 AM
I use Procreate....but I'm no artist! Here are a few of my creations!


http://img443.imageshack.us/img443/1315/sunsetonthevista2012042.jpg

http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/8954/39148092.jpg

http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/3792/onthehunt20120427044636.jpg

CrickettGrrrl
May 18, 2012, 09:27 AM
Wow, you all can do some really detailed iPad drawings/paintings, --impressive!!

I just doodle but I'm going to try to do something more modeled next time as a personal challenge.

I never heard of Procreate before, -will definitely check that out.

Here is a doodle from ASKetch from last year, it does interesting things to line work. Not always easy to control. And another quick thing from ArtRage playing with different tools.

rossenrode
May 25, 2012, 04:10 AM
Dude thats freaking gorgeous, keep up the good work ;) Do you have any more? Truly amazing.

Thanks Erko - I reckon it's easier than it might look. If one works with (Corel) Painter and a Wacom, on a Mac, then this is really quite similar.... (without the small Wacom pen tip of course)...

I usually paint on large canvases, so it's good to be able to mess about while commuting or 'out and about'....

I am busy with a couple of others on the iPad, so may post when done.

snowydog
May 26, 2012, 09:51 AM
Not much - haven't really played around with drawing yet

chrono1081
Jun 3, 2012, 04:15 PM
Ok, let me just say I LOVE Procreate and I've only started using it 10 min ago.

This picture was one of my 5 minute challenges (where I give myself exactly 5 minutes to paint something.)


Here's my first painting with Procreate:

rhythmac
Jun 3, 2012, 04:43 PM
Ok, let me just say I LOVE Procreate and I've only started using it 10 min ago.

This picture was one of my 5 minute challenges (where I give myself exactly 5 minutes to paint something.)


Here's my first painting with Procreate:


nice

CrickettGrrrl
Jun 3, 2012, 04:52 PM
I downloaded Procreate a week ago and still haven't had time to try it out yet...:(

The 5-minute challenge Chrono mentioned sounds like a great idea, I think I'll have to slide that into 15+ minutes though...

chrono1081
Jun 3, 2012, 06:30 PM
nice

Thanks :)

I downloaded Procreate a week ago and still haven't had time to try it out yet...:(

The 5-minute challenge Chrono mentioned sounds like a great idea, I think I'll have to slide that into 15+ minutes though...

Its a great app. Its the closest app I can find to Corel Painter for an iPad. The only thing I wish it had was a record feature like Brushes has where you can playback your painting.

I adore it though. I can't wait to try and make something nice.

CrickettGrrrl
Jun 3, 2012, 11:03 PM
I finally tried Procreate, --it IS really great! The UI is very intuitive fortunately (for me) as I forget how to do stuff in apps if I haven't opened them in a while. I stuck with the pen & ink section and the marks felt wonderfully smooth like drawing with Paper. --Can't wait to explore this app further! :)

chrono1081
Jun 4, 2012, 03:57 PM
I finally tried Procreate, --it IS really great! The UI is very intuitive fortunately (for me) as I forget how to do stuff in apps if I haven't opened them in a while. I stuck with the pen & ink section and the marks felt wonderfully smooth like drawing with Paper. --Can't wait to explore this app further! :)

I love it!

CrickettGrrrl
Jun 4, 2012, 06:43 PM
Thanks! Full disclosure: I "cheated" by importing a background pattern into Procreate and then just doodled on top of it, a relatively easy way to squeak through a 15 minute challenge (alright, caught out again, -more like 1/2 an hour).

Perrumpo
Jun 4, 2012, 08:00 PM
I was expected the thread to be spammed with DrawSomething for laughs.

Nice artwork, everyone!