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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.

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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!
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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.

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.


ENROL NOW!

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 >>


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iPad Art “Where on earth Are You, Hunter?” – How did you do it? – written by Ako Lamble

"Where on earth are you, Hunter?"

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

Hi Everyone,
Today, I’ll show and tell you how I’ve rescued and revived one of my unfinished paintings with the iPad. If you are like me, having a quite few collections of unfinished paintings in the corner of your room with dust on it.  Lo and behold, finally you can save(or should I say “get rid of “) them!  Here is my story.

All started from more than 10 years ago, not long after my cat, Hunter immigrated in the art school, I thought I’d lost Hunter because I couldn’t find him anywhere in the art school . Then I found him hiding in the fake fire place in the studio after long searching on that day, that experience made me draw a sketch using a biro on copy paper  like this;

"Hunter" Original Sketch

I’m not sure if you can see it clearly, it’s kind of a bird’s view over the art school building and I was at the front door (very centre) shouting “Hunter!” Hunter the black cat enters into the fire place (bottom right) climbs up the chimney and flys out over the roof. I put my imagination of “where Hunter might be” on the paper. I didn’t know what I would do with it, so just put it in my file and forgot about it for a next few years.

Around 2 years ago, I wanted to paint something on a big canvas then I dragged out my old sketch and painted it roughly on a very small canvas (25cm x 20cm) first.

oil painting on a small canvas

Then worked on a big one (92cm x 92cm).

painting on canvass

I forgot whatever the reason was, I stopped painting and left it how it was, it’s been on the art school wall for nearly 2years (abandoned and almost became a half dead painting).

The steps I took to rescue it;

    1. Took a photo of my small rough painting with my iPad
    2. Imported it into Procreate app.
    3. used Smudge tool to smooth its colours and texture.
    4. used layersEraser and Transform tool to Change the angle of roof (compare 1. and 2.).
    5. used Several brush tools to change the lines, add the details (see the shape of the circle of lane 1. 2. 3.).
    6. Imported it in Snapseed app to change the tone to darker (see 4.).

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  1. I thought it’s too dark so kept changing its tone with Snapseed app until getting the one I like (see 5.6.8.).
  2. Sometimes it’s good to see it as a black & white so that you can clearly check its contrast and tone (see 7.).

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"Where on earth are you, Hunter?"

There you are! I saved my unfinished painting and revived it. It took only a few days (a few hours for each day). I couldn’t finish it this quick if I painted on the canvas, the question is what do I do with the actual canvas with my unfinished painting on it… oh well I can still finish it by copying the one in my iPad (actually that’s a good way to use iPad to create the blue print version before working on the canvas, it’s a huge time saver!), but for me, I can’t be bothered… I prefer to get it printed on the canvas if I want it on my wall.

iPad Art Workshops for Beginners

10am – 4pm Saturday 23rd March

What you saw was just one of the examples of what you can do with your iPad. If you are interested in discovering your iPad as an art tool BOOK NOW! There are still a few spots available. Download the flyer. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about the workshops. Email: info[at]art-art.com.au


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iPad Art “Lady with an ermine and Henry” – How did you do it? – written by Ako Lamble

Lady with an ermine and Henry - Final

Ako LambleWritten by Ako Lamble

Hi Everyone,

Doesn’t Henry look good in her arm? Today, I’ll show and tell you how I ended up making this piece. If you are like me, often having a funny and crazy sudden idea then you want to quickly make it  and show your friends to give a little bit of laugh, for that moment, your iPad serves you very well as a powerful art tool!

All started from here. Friday night last week, Henry was depressed because he ate something earlier which he shouldn’t have and became ill, also the torrential rain outside didn’t help his low mood. I called him “Henry, what are you doing?” and took a photo of his miserable look with my iPad which is this;

Henry

He often lays on the floor with awkward position, because he tried to look back towards me it created “S” shape body. I found the image quite interesting, I thought I could make this image into some painting. I imported it in Procreate app started smudging / painting over it which is this (approx 45min work);

iPad Art: Henry

I was not sure what kind of style of art I wanted for this, just played around. I use Snapseed app to change its tones when I need some inspirations for the piece i’m working on, these are the ones I tried ;

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I liked these three variations (above).

LWEH Old master-ish

When I looked at the picture (no. 2), something clicked in my mind.

Ah! It reminded me of the masterpiece – “Lady with an ermine” by Leonardo da Vinci”, I thought I could replace the ermine with Henry, what a good idea!

Lady with an ermine

When I placed the trimmed Henry, i realised something was not right. The lighting! The masterpiece got the light from the right hand side, Henry got it from the left. So I flicked Henry over horizontally. The problem was solved.

LWEH Process

Changing its scale, flicking over the image… This kind of tricks(functions) are so handy to create the collage. People have done it with Photoshop type of expensive software for years, but now anybody can do it easily with an app costed next to nothing.

After I flicked Henry over, I discovered that Henry and the ermine sat together very well so I decided to let them stay together instead of replacing one with another. I used the layers function to place Henry between her hand and the ermine, also used a few kinds of brushes to paint over Henry to match its colour and texture to the masterpiece.

Lady with an ermine and Henry - Final

One of the many things that I like about using iPad is you will never be stuck in the mistake mode, once you thought you made a mistake, that’s actually beginning of the new discoveries. Like I thought I made a mistake about its lighting but that had led to the nicer composition of the ermine and Henry staying together which I initially planned to replace one with another.

I bet even the genius Leonardo couldn’t have imagined that people several centuries in the future would mess about his masterpieces with the gadget so-called iPad ….. or could he?

iPad Art Workshops for Beginners

10am – 4pm Saturday 23rd March

What you saw was just one of the examples of what you can do with your iPad. If you are interested in discovering your iPad as an art tool BOOK NOW! There are still a few spots available. Download the flyer. Please feel free to ask me if you have any questions about the workshops. Email: info[at]art-art.com.au


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