When the iPad launched, the dumbest of the dumb pundits went off half-cocked about how it is a consumption device that has no use as a creative tool. Clearly, they couldn't be more wrong. People are using their iPads to make movies, compose music, write novels, and draw great works of art. Wouldn't it be great if you could use the iPad to paint as well? Well, that is the goal of this capacitive paintbrush.
The Sensu brush is a stylus that works with any capacitive screen (pretty ... more
You may have heard the term "new car smell" bandied about as an idiom for the enjoyment of a new and expensive purchase, but Melbourne artists Gavin Bell, Jarrah de Kuijer, and Simon McGlinn went a step further and actually bottled the smell of a new Apple MacBook Pro. The three paired up with fragrance mavens Air Aroma to produce the scent, and they intend to share it with the attendees of their art show (now on at West Space - Level 1, 225 Bourke Street, Melbourne - April ... more
If you could have a do-over in the last election, who would you vote for? More importantly, if it was an option, would you have selected Steve Jobs over Barack Obama? Artist Weston James is asking this question with a clever art installation titled, "Obama and Steve."
From Chicago Business:
[quote]While viewing "Obama and Steve," viewers can actually vote on which man has done a better job. James insisted that, "if we removed the restraints and allowed people to elect who ever they felt could get the job done, disregarding ... more
ArtRage, the popular digital painting application on the Mac and iPad, has made its way to the to the iPhone today. It's currently on sale for $0.99, but it's only for a limited time, so if you're looking to pick up the app on the cheap, now's the time.
[quote]It not only places color on a canvas, but it also keeps track of how much paint there is and how "wet" it is, so colors can blend under the brush. It also incorporates canvas grain and drier pigment textured effects ... more
With today's update from Autodesk, the OS X version of SketchBook Pro now supports iCloud, joining its iOS counterparts. The trifecta of accessibility — Mac, iPad, iPhone/iPod touch — has finally begun.
Draw and save on your iPad, and SBP syncs to iCloud. Minutes (or sometimes seconds) later, you can open up your SBP project — layers and all — on your laptop, desktop, or iPhone and continue working.
The iCloud syncing system is going to make it so much easier for people to work on ... more
After spending some time going down the rabbit hole known as the Apple news cycle today, looking for news on Jobs, I stumbled upon this amazing "Psychedelic" Steve Jobs collage on Flickr. The collage is phenomenal and tells us a little bit about the history of Apple, and the relationship between Apple and Jobs.
The detail in this image is astounding, and the thumbnail attached to this post doesn't do it justice at all. I'd recommend clicking through to tsevis Flickr account page, and then ... more
For me, reviewing a painting App on the iPad would be similar to having Charles Barkley as a judge on Dancing with the Stars. It's slightly out of my comfort zone. With that being said, it's hard not to be impressed with ArtRage for the iPad. A beautiful app that really shows off the flexibility of the iPad and reminds us of the power of a touch screen display. For $6.99, ArtRage delivers a nearly true-to-life artistic experience, minus the cost of supplies and the mess that would likely ensue if you unleashed a non-artist ... more
This 'virtual clay' app reminds me of Adobe's presentation at MAX 2010, which showed us a demo of a companion app to work alongside Photoshop. Here, the iPad itself is the controller and displays only five dots, which represent your fingertips. The companion app runs on a Mac on the same WiFi network, which shows the actual model you are creating on-screen.
What the app does is it lets you sculpt virtual modeling clay with your fingers. It uses the iPad’s multi-touch capabilities. This is a really exciting application idea, because ... more
There isn't much Apple related about this post outside of the fact that the primary tool in the video is an iPad, but I couldn't not share it with you. It's amazing what artists can do with an iPad, and this video is unlike anything we've seen before. Using a cross section of 3D text in a subsequent transmission pattern, Dentsu London and Berg were able to create stunning hologram-like animations. It really is phenomenal to watch, and words can't illustrate what's going on, or even do it ... more