Friday, November 27, 2009

iPod Touch/iPhone Paintings 7: Portraits, Etc.

Trying to bring this neat app into the next level for me by making tiny original portraits. The one above of Napoleon, was my very first attempt and turned out a bit stiff but the lighting works. I was happy with the next two (the lady and the corporal) when strokes were much looser.

These next ones were fun doodles. Over the holidays gave me an opportunity to doodle more on my iPod Touch everywhere I go and lovin' it. Except for putting them all together in Photoshop, all artworks are purely Brushes and no alterations made outside the app. A couple of these portraits will be included in Nomad Gallery exhibit I'm involved in next week. More exhibit details coming next. Enjoy.

All images ©Armand Serrano. All rights reserved.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving To All!

I thank God for what He has done and is still doing in my life. Today and every single day, I intentionally never take for granted, thank God and be content for the blessings of life, family, friends, health, talent, job, etc...
Have a wonderful thanksgiving to all!
Enjoy your turkey...or chicken...

Monday, November 16, 2009

iPod Touch/iPhone Paintings 6: Brushes App vs. Sketchbook Mobile App

Man, I can't say how slow Sketckbook Mobile app is! When I just started blocking this one, Sketchbook crashed on me. I had to delete the app and reload from my iTunes for it to work. It was definitely a test of patience. What a relief when I added the ships using Brushes. Everything moved so smoothly...and much much faster. Hopefully Autodesk address these issues when they create an update. Brushes app is still the choice for me. More Brushes App below:

These were couple of doodles of views from our window at the studio.

All images ©Armand Serrano.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

iPod Touch/iPhone Painting 5: Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile App

©Armand Serrano.
I started using this new app from Autodesk last week and got hooked since. Would it replace my favorite Brushes app for my Itouch paintings? Not yet. I still like the speed and very intuitive interface of Brushes. Sketchbook Mobile though has opened a whole new array of customizable tools that made me too excited and overlooked the slow responsiveness of the sliders. But after getting used to its interface, the slowness starts to bug me. Guess I need to be patient - for the price of $3, can't complain (Brushes is not bad too for its $5 tag). Anyway both these apps come in very handy when I have an itch to draw or paint anywhere, any time. Can't express more how useful sketching/painting on iTouch for me (still using my good old pointer finger) in thumb-nailing designs at the studio.
Next task: combining Brushes and Sketchbook Mobile apps cocktailed with PS Mobile. Stay tuned.