Comprising over 80% of the tablet market and 97% of tablet web traffic, the iPad is changing many industries, including art creation and consumption.
With the iPad’s innumerable art apps like the popular painting apps Inspire Pro and Sketchbook Pro, artists can create their masterpieces right on a screen. iPads are also a convenient outlet for artists and art-fanatics who want to exchange and connect with fellow art lovers.
For example, Oscar-nominated British street-artist Banksy has multiple apps which allow his fans to share street art and find his work. Sites like flickr and picasa display galleries upon galleries of art, and with just a swipe or a click, artists can easily share with anyone.
Here are a couple of examples of iPad art.
The piece below reflects such attention to every detail in the hair and lighting that I could have easily mistaken this as a sketch in someone’s sketch pad.
Below, another amazing creation on iPad! The subtle lighting and the realistic images of the tiny flowers impressed me. I really appreciate the choice of colors.
Check out this video of Olga Shavrtsur creating her portrait using the Brushes App!
For many, art has always been more than just something nice to hang on the living room wall. Art stirs up a conversation about the ideas, meanings and artistic techniques of each piece of artwork.
iPads can facilitate communication and connection between artists and their fans in a physically different way, creating an “augmented reality”. And, iPad art can produce “conversation pieces” that accelerate and globalize the conversation.
- Kulsoom Rizvi
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