“Oh there’s nothing to draw”, I whined to myself as I flicked through facebook. One of the iPad artists caught my attention so I went to her timeline which led me to the blog of another digital artist and then downloading a new app “Sketji”.
During my recent aberrant behavior (i.e. dusting) I reacquainted myself with some framed monotypes which now sported nice shiny glass – especially a grouping of vases that were created using the reductive method and which I really love. Hmm. “I think I’ll see if a similar effect can be arrived at with this new app”, I muttered to myself. While I was at it I checked to see if the drawing can be exported into another app for further work. That’s when I added the text. A lot of my monotypes utilized textual chine collé.
The toilet has been on my mind lately. The one upstairs developed two! holes in the big pipe and yuck dripped through the ceiling. The plumber fixed it nicely ($$) but left a neat rectangular hole in the ceiling. The contractor came early this morning to look at it, etc. More $$.
For this drawing (we will not discuss perspective) I covered the canvas with the black – looks and acts like charcoal – and then took away the shapes as I used to do with the black printing ink. I would wrap my index finger in a piece of gauze and “erase” till my finger was sore. Hmm. Kinda full circle stuff going on here.
The previous drawings were done on the iPad. Vinegar bottle (what’s that doing in my kitchen?) was done on the iPod touch. The app reacts the same in both devices. It is very fast. There is absolutely no lag while drawing. It consists of a black brush, an eraser, undo, saves, trash. The speed at which you draw determines the line width, thin or fat. It is really nice to use.
iPad, iPod Touch; Sketji app (text behind vases added in ArtRage app); New Trent Arcadia stylus.