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iPad Art “Windows – homage to Edward Hopper” – written by Ako Lamble

iPad Art by Ako Lamble, homage to E hopper Western Motel

created with iPad, Procreate App and ArtistaOil App by Ako Lamble, homage to E. Hopper “Western Motel”

"Western Motel," Edward Hopper, 1957

“Western Motel” by E.Hopper, 1957

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

Hi Everyone,
Today, I would like to share with you one of my obssessions – “windows”, particularly this time is a homage to one of my favourite artists, Edward Hopper. Hopper painted the window/s in his art so many times, I used my iPad to replace the view to the one I like. I did five of them and it took for me around 15 minutes for each that is a part of “draw for 15 minutes a day project” we’ve just finished week 3 and one more week to go.

I would like to talk about those three points.

  1. The magic of “Layers Tool”
  2. Discover the new perceptions
  3. Learn from Hopper

1. The magic of “Layers Tool”

Layers Tool

It’s quite simple it’s esier than you think. I placed Hopper’s painting on the top layer and erased the view with the erase tool to make it like a photo frame then placed the image you want on the lower layer, now you can see the view through the window. It can be addictive once you’ve done that, you will want to try one after another image to see how it looks.

iPad Art by Ako Lamble

created with iPad, Procreate App and Artrage App by Ako Lamble, Homage to E. Hopper “Room in Brooklyn”

I used one of my own iPad Art creations (right) for the view. I flicked it over horizontally to match the lights.

"I know where rainbows come from."

“I know where rainbows come from” by Ako Lamble (iPad + Artrage app)


2. Discover the new perceptions

As I said, it’s almost addictive and I tried out so many pictures on this, I ended up with three different images from my own iPad Art to fill the windows, then smoothed out the colours and brush strokes with the smudge tool. If you look at it carefully you will notice that the perspective and composition is not quite right in a realistic way, however it’s successfully created the atmosphere of “something is going on over there”. During the process I kept thinking about Hitchcock’s film “Rear window”.
This is why I like using iPad to create an artwork. You can easily manipulate any world class masterpiece to test out something different with a guilt free mind. You will appreciate how gifted they were in the process and you will discover some similalrities in the masterpieces that these artists created which is inspiring, in my case it is Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear window.

I found a Youtube video clip from “Rear window” when you watch it you will know what I mean, however I suggest you don’t watch it if you haven’t watch the whole film yet.

iPad Art by Ako Lamble homage to E. Hopper

created with iPad, Procreate App and Artrage App by Ako Lamble, homage to E. Hopper “Night Windows”

Edward Hopper Night windows

“Night Windows” by E.Hopper, oil on canvas 29″x34″ 1928

“Rear Window” (1954) Movie CLIP ‘Caught Snooping’ by A. Hitchcock 3″28′

This is the one I’m so pround of, because from my point of view my version is better than Hopper’s original. I think blue skys and the distance between the cafe and the buildings across the road gives it breathing space. Adding to that it’s always nice to see your art school in his masterpiece.

iPad Art by Ako Lamble, homage to E. Hopper Chop Suey

created with iPad, Procreate App and ArtistaOil App by Ako Lamble, homage to E. Hopper “Chop Suey”

Edward Hopper - Chop Suey

“Chop Suey” by E.Hopper, 1929, Oil on canvas, 81.3cm × 96.5cm


3. Learn from Hopper

I was struggling with this piece because whatever I placed outside the window it seemed wrong. Maybe because the window is too big and people at the cafe seem too small… What I learn from Hopper’s paintings is the lighting and quietness. I placed a steam train outside the window which I can almost hear quite loudly, in contrast that actually emphasises the solitude between the two people in the painting but changes the mood from isolated uncomfortable quietness between them to companionable silence. This shows Hopper’s brilliance in creating such emotions in us as viewers. I wanted to change the mood which I feel I have achieved by changing the view through the window and I like where I placed the train subliminally opposite the revolving door which suggests it is part of the train, a touch of surrealism which I like.
I found another fantastic youtube video how to paint like E. Hopper, I found it very interesting. About 28 minutes length.

iPad Art by Ako Lamble, homage to E. Hopper

created with iPad, Procreate App and ArtistaOil App by Ako Lamble, homage to E. Hopper “Sunlights in Cafeteria”

sunlights-in-cafeteria

“Sunlights in Cafeteria” by E.Hopper

The Forger’s Masterclass – Ep. 1 – Edward Hopper


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Weekly Classes for iPad Art (for All Levels)

10am – 12pm TUESDAY
1pm – 3pm TUESDAY
$330 for Term (10wks) / $35 for Casual

From Term2, we will start the weekly classes for iPad Art. Once you decided to start drawing with your iPad, we believe that you might have many questions to be answered and need instructions on a weekly bases, so come to the class with your well-charged-iPad, have fun and make your iPad a powerful art tool which you won’t want to be without!
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Suitable for;

  • Someone who knows how to draw but has never done digital art before.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
  • Someone who has limited energy but would like to do something creative.
  • Someone who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
  • Someone who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.

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iPad Art “The Lights” – written by Ako Lamble

"tiffany lamp" iPad Art by Ako Lamble

“Tiffany Lamp” created with iPad and Procreate App by Ako Lamble

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

Hi Everyone,
Today, I would like to talk about the subject to draw/paint with iPad, “The lights”. I came to realise that drawing the lights with iPad gives much more pleasure to my eyes than drawing it on a paper. One of the reasons is quite simple, you are drawing the lights on the backlit canvas (iPad), so literally it will illuminate once you put the colour on it. It’s more magical than you think.
If you have an iPad and any drawing/painting apps, try putting any bright colour on the dark background, I tell you it would look great. See the following iPad Arts for an example.

iPad Art by Ako Lamble

“Tealight” created with iPad and Procreate App by Ako Lamble

iPad Art by Hannah Klupiec

“Candle light” created with iPad and Procreate App by Hannah Klupiec

The painting of flowers (below) is nothing to do with the light, however doesn’t it glow beautifully?

iPad Art by Erika Dollission

“Flowers” created with iPad and Brushes App by Erika Dollission

The painting of pear (below) had been made by using one of the techniques I introduced in my iPad Art Wrokshops. It gives a wood cut print / stencil / stained glass look. Erika who’d never done the digital painting before created this particular piece on the first day of the workshop, it really amazed me.

iPad Art by Erika Dollission

“Pear” created with iPad and Brushes App by Erika Dollission

"Lamp" iPhone/iPad Art by David Hockney

“Lamp” created with iPad and Brushes App by David Hockney

"Sunlight Filtering Through The Clouds" iPad Art by Ako Lamble

“Sunlight Filtering Through The Clouds” created with iPad and Artrage App by Ako Lamble

"Where on earth are you, Hunter?"

“Where on earth are you, Hunter?” created with iPad and Procreate App by Ako Lamble

If you are interested in iPad Art and have 9 more minutes to spend, I highly recommend you to watch one of the tutorial videos (below) made by the Norwegian Artist, Nikolai Lockertsen who creates amazingly detailed iPad Art. He recently uses Procreate app a lot which became my most favourite app as well, if you buy the Procreate app it comes with his painting (below) as an exapmle art work. As you see, he uses the lighting so effectively in his paintings which I deeply admire.
It is so inspiring to see how he created the car head light (around the point of 4’50”) in the video.

EyeCandy


Procreate Tutorial - Winter Volvo

iPad Art “Procreate Tutorial WinterVolvo” by Nikolai Lockertsen


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Weekly Classes for iPad Art (for All Levels)

10am – 12pm TUESDAY
1pm – 3pm TUESDAY
$330 for Term (10wks) / $35 for Casual

From Term2, we will start the weekly classes for iPad Art. Once you decided to start drawing with your iPad, we believe that you might have many questions to be answered and need instructions on a weekly bases, so come to the class with your well-charged-iPad, have fun and make your iPad a powerful art tool which you won’t want to be without!
DOWNLOAD ENROLMENT FORM

Suitable for;

  • Someone who knows how to draw but has never done digital art before.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
  • Someone who has limited energy but would like to do something creative.
  • Someone who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
  • Someone who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.

Go to iPad Art Weekly Class Page >>

iPad Art “how did you do it?” (a demo video [1’34″/no-sound]) – written by Ako Lamble

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

Hi Everyone,
Today, I’ll show you a small demo video that I quickly made this morning. I used Procreate app with my iPad which is my most favourite app at the moment.

You can see a few useful tools and functions being used in the video. I speeded up the drawing part (x8) so it might look a little busy but I thought one and half minute length was just long enough to keep your attention to see some of handy tools.

Now here is the procedure, the words in bold type are key points during the process.

  1. choose a back ground colour (ocher)
  2. draw on the first layer
  3. use transform tool to change its size bigger to draw details
  4. use smudge tool to make the busy lines smoother
  5. use transform tool to change its size smaller and drew a frame around it
  6. hide the layer before
  7. drawing a book on the second layer
  8. use air-brush tool to make a shade
  9. show both layers
  10. swap the first layer with the second layer before
  11. use Transform tool to distort the shape of a drawing to fit in the book front cover

Didn’t you say Wow! when you saw in the video the picture was distorted to fit to the shape of front cover? It’s impossible to achieve this kind of trick with the traditional art materials.

I am going to mainly use Procreate app in my workshop this time because of the following fantastic tools;

  1. Smudge tool: Much closer to the natural smudge feelings compare to other apps’
  2. Transform tool: Change its scale and distort its shape

There are so many drawing apps out there, I’m sure you wonder which one is the best drawing app for you?  You will end up with having a few selections of favourite apps and depends on its developer’s updates your most favourite will move from one to another. I was a big fan of Artrage app one stage then moved to Procreate  a few months ago, but I’ve always kept my eye on Artrage and also other favourite apps I like and waiting for their significant updates that might bring me back to one of them again, that’s how it works.


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Weekly Classes for iPad Art (for All Levels)

10am – 12pm TUESDAY
1pm – 3pm TUESDAY
$330 for Term (10wks) / $35 for Casual

From Term2, we will start the weekly classes for iPad Art. Once you decided to start drawing with your iPad, we believe that you might have many questions to be answered and need instructions on a weekly bases, so come to the class with your well-charged-iPad, have fun and make your iPad a powerful art tool which you won’t want to be without!
DOWNLOAD ENROLMENT FORM

Suitable for;

  • Someone who knows how to draw but has never done digital art before.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
  • Someone who has limited energy but would like to do something creative.
  • Someone who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
  • Someone who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.

Go to iPad Art Weekly Class Page >>


Henry licks Ako's face in 2005

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iPad Art Workshops

“I couldn’t pick up my painting again if there was no iPad because I have limited energy and time to do it.”
– Ako Lamble
 

 

Discover your iPad as a powerful art tool!

We will do;

  • See the possibilities of iPad Art through the iPad artists in the world
    and their works
  • Paint an apple and other simple subjects with Procreate App.
 

Suitable for;

  • Age 17yo and over.
  • those who already know how to draw and paint but have never tried digital art before.
  • those who would like to pick up their drawing and painting again though having limited energy and time to do it.
  • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
  • those who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
  • those who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.
  • Artists who like to work with traditional materials, it would be a time saver for you to experiment and develop your painting ideas on your iPad before you transfer it to a canvas.
 

See some examples of what you can do with your iPad

Cick the image to go to its page.

iPad Art "Penguin"
iPad Art "Lady with an Ermine and Henry"
iPad Art "Where on earth Are you, Hunter?"

 

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App we use in the class

We will let you know if there is any changes.

  • Procreate (AU$14.99-as of January 2021): to draw & paint
 

Day & Time

Sunday, 10am – 1pm (3hrs)

 

Age of Students

17 years old and over.

 

Dates in 2021

  • 28th February 2021
  • 28th March 2021
  • 25th April 2021
  • 23rd May 2021
  • 27th June 2021
  • 25th July 2021
  • 22nd August 2021
  • 26th September 2021
  • 24th October 2021
  • 26th November 2021
 

Fee

$75 per workshop at Studio

 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Class Limit

10 people

iPadArt Weekly Classes

iPad Art – for All Levels

iPadArt Weekly Classes* (Tue 9.30am-11.30am): $390 per term [10weeks] / $50 per casual
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“I couldn’t pick up my painting again if there was no iPad because I have limited energy and time to do it.”
– Ako Lamble
 

A Powerful Art Tool!

Once you decided to start drawing with your iPad, we believe that you might have many questions to be answered and need instructions on a weekly bases, so come to the class with your well-charged-iPad, have fun and make your iPad a powerful art tool which you won’t want to be without!

 

Suitable for;

    • Age 17yo and over.
    • those who already know how to draw and paint but have never tried digital art before.
    • those who would like to pick up their drawing and painting again though having limited energy and time to do it.
    • Someone (may be a busy mum) who can’t be bothered to carry all those art materials back and forth to attend the art class.
    • those who has ideas and wants to make their own picture book.
    • those who got an iPad but doesn’t know what to do with it other than checking emails/browsing websites.
    • Artists who like to work with traditional materials, it would be a time saver for you to experiment and develop your painting ideas on your iPad before you transfer it to a canvas.
 

See some examples of what you can do with your iPad

Cick the image to go to its page.

iPad Art "Penguin"
iPad Art "Lady with an Ermine and Henry"
iPad Art "Where on earth Are you, Hunter?"

 

App we use in the class

We will let you know if there is any changes.

  • Procreate (AU$14.99 – as of December 2018): to draw & paint.
 

School Term Dates

Please see the School Calendar: Click Here

 

Day and Time

  • Tuesday morning: 9.30am – 11.30am (2hours)
 

Fee

  • $390 per term (10 weeks)
  • $50 per casual class
 

Teacher

Ako Lamble

 

Class Limit

12 people