Saturday, February 25, 2012

Great New Drawing tools

I have been using a new app for my iPad called Art Set.

and a new stylus.

I was reading a blog the other day and discovered a new stylus called Cosmonaut.  It is wonderful for drawing, and works lovely with the app Art Set.

The wide-based stylus feels just like a marker.  The Art Set app has all the mediums you might find in a conventional art set, even blending tools including my favorite blender a tissue.

I illustrated a cup, using the paint, oil pastel and blending tools, and then uploaded it to my computer.

Then the fun began when I used some textures from RH West Photography. I love her pastel textures, and they worked perfectly with the white cup surface.

Of course, I took my own original design without textures and turned it into a fabric.

Cups, cups, cups on peachy keen

So, I designed several different versions in a collection I call:

A stack of cups on black
I thought this would make a wonderful tablecloth, or placemats. Or even an apron...
Cup of Jo

Happy App Inspiration.

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I was raised in Long Island, New York and in my early twenties, moved to Manhattan and worked there for many years in the computer field. I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I started painting in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey. I found lots of inspiration when we moved to Hong Kong for my husband's work. Five years later, we moved to Toronto. We returned to New England in 2002 and I have enjoyed all the creative and inspiring resources that surround me. The Lord has blessed my life with a wonderful family and many gifts.