Discovering the iArt: Inspiration and Applications – iSmashPhone iPhone Blog

October 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm (Uncategorized)

Fingerpainting

David
Hockney

One of the
most famous Britain’s artists, David Hockney has worked in numerous art forms
and mediums in his lengthy career. Now he creates mini masterpieces using his iPhone and the Brushes app. ‘I lie in bed and send illustrated art lectures to
friends and also my own iPhone paintings,’ said Hockney. ‘I like to draw
flowers by hand on the iPhone and send them out to friends so they get fresh
flowers. And my flowers last!’

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Susan Murtaugh

Being
a classically trained artist with considerable professional experience, Susan Murtaugh now uses the iPod
Touch as the main medium for her art. With this
digital canvas and Brushes application, Susan creates truly amazing paintings,
some of which can be seen below.

Beach Walk

In Susan’s
own words, this work didn’t take much time at all. The artist felt the moment and
voila – in a few minutes a chilling autumn afternoon is captured in the
painting. Fantastic. 

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Phil
variation 2

Susan’s
husband Phil is her frequent model. Here is Ms. Murtaugh’s comment on this
sketch: “This is my hubby, politely asking me to stop brushing and make him
dinner”.

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Coffee

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La Legra
Peony

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19

Hard to
believe, but the cute dog on the portrait is 19 years old.

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Check more
of Susan’s works on Flickr

Matthew Watkins

Matthew
Watkins is the first artist who exhibited his iPhone fingerprints in public. The
one-man iPhone art show took place at Apple Retailer in Bari, Italy. Besides
forex and paper prints, the visitors could see two handmade Nepal carpets (!) designed
from Watkins’ digital paintings. Watkins mainly uses the Brushes app, which he
discovered early in 2009.  The artist
shows versatile talent indeed — he has created over 300 images by now, and continues
to explore new styles and techniques in fingerpainting. Matthew often adds a
few lines to his art pieces so that you can find a whole story behind the image.

Mr. Fairaday

“Mr. Fairaday was always in a hurry, but never such a hurry that he would not don a
rather long and pointy hat before leaving the house each morning.”

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The Wrestler

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The Art
Sale

“Sales went
slow. The whiskey went fast.”

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city

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La signora

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Check
Matthew’s photostream to see more of his works.

Jorge
Colombo

Jorge
Colombo is probably the most famous iArtist so far. His sketches wound up on the

cover of

New Yorker magazine twice: (this past June and September),
causing a major
buzz in the worldwide media. Iconic New York spots captured in his “street painting”
(Jorge prefers the Brushes app as well) convey the city atmosphere and spirit
perfectly, and you can feel it in his drawings. Nobody sees an artist in Jorge when
he walks in the street playing with his iPhone; he can work anonymously and
catch the moment just as it is. Head to the artist’s personal website http://www.jorgecolombo.com/drawings/index.htm
to see more of his amazing sketches.

“I like to have my studio in my pocket,”
said Jorge Colombo in the interview with ABCNews.com.

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San
Francisco. 2009

The artist
now extended his fingerpainting to other cities. 

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San
Francisco. 2009

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You can see
the very process of Jorge’s fingertips dancing in the video, the artist shared
some with numerous iPhone art lovers. Check his portfolio if interested.

Mike Miller

Now comes
another talented artist devoted to the iPod + Brushes fingerpainting, and you
can view more drawings that will send shivers down your spine. Mike Miller is a
web dude (as he calls himself) from Boulder, Colorado, whose works get heaps of
positive feedback on Flickr from both fellow artists and visitors.
Sophisticated paintings with a sleek psychedelic touch that won’t leave you cold either.

Joker

“…traditional
painting doesn’t have an undo button”, remarked Mike. 

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Drama

Making of
video:
www.vimeo.com/5197917

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Otto
strikes a pose

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Dreams

“This
painting took 3 evenings and 2 battery charges to finish”

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Into the
Riddlewoods

Making of
vid:
www.vimeo.com/5725490

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Xoan Baltar

Like many
others, Spanish illustrator Xoan Baltar discovered the Brushes app — and
therefore, iPhone fingerpainting — not long ago. Today he is among the brightest
talents in iPhone art and his name is well-known far beyond the Spanish
borders. His artwork was positively commented by the Brushes producer Steve
Sprang, and now these guys are working together on the next version of this
mesmerizing app.

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“I like to
work with all kinds of materials, but digital art is more versatile when it
comes to finishes or color proofs — and is much faster!”, said Xoan in one of
the interviews.

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2009-02-01

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Paciencia-Patience

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A Guardia

video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU9ErNkODTs

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1974

Color
correction with CameraBag app

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Jose Andres
Guijarro Ponce

Jose Andres
Guijarro Ponce is a gynecologist from Cuenca in Spain — proof positive that iArt can reveal
and expand the creative nature of a person. Many of Ponce’s paintings are done
with the Brushes app and iPhone 3G, however the artist works with other
applications (such as Layers). View more of the artist’s sensual
fingerprints
on Flickr. 

Germán

Made with
iphone and brushes.
Germán. 3 years old.

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leñera

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Monet

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chopo

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smoking

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Photography

Modern
photographers don’t drop behind the artists when it comes to using iPhone in
their creative work. Recently, the iPhone beat Canon’s EOS Digital Rebel Xti as
the leading source of Flickr uploads. Having a tiny device in your pocket or purse, you can not only
make decent photos wherever you are, but also edit, process and share them
right at the same place. Such indispensible capabilities, as well as the very comfort the
device brings to the user, appeal to everybody who has a passion for art and
beauty. Below you can see a collection of creative inspirational photographs
shot and edited with the iPhone.

The City of
Frankfurt

Photographer:  ulunam

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Okonomiyaki
shop night

Photographer:
ARCHiPhone

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iphone shot

Photographer:
gopancholina

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Railings

Photographer: Strep72

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road.lake.bike

Photographer:
nique88888

Edited with
CameraKit.

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Untitled

Photographer:
Marcin M.

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Obraz 007

Photographer:
Marcin M.

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Are We
there Yet ?

Photographer:
!Phone

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TiltShift Gen

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Downtown

Photographer:
Joe Thorn

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Untitled

Photogrpaher:
Danny Dutch

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After rain

Photogrpaher:
nicsimon

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Christie’s

Photogrpaher:
nicsimon

Edited with the Color Splash app

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Favorite time

Photographer:
hosi.

Edited with
the Polarize app

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Untitled

Photographer:
yayumix

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Untitled

Photographer:
Danny X

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Untitled

Photographer:
“igato”

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I got a
need for speed

Photographer:
chylle

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Angoscia

Photographer:
Davide-/-

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A Brief
Moment at a Street Corner

Photographer:
antonkawasaki

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Applications

Now that
you’ve been inspired by the above art and photography (and we are pretty sure you
were), let’s configure you iPhone the right way in order to switch your creativity process over
to non-stop mode. Here are a few hints at some cool artistic apps available
at the App Store.

Type Drawing 

This app
allows you to draw with letters. The art of typography is quite in the
forefront today, so if you want to master your skills in this style, Type
Drawing will come in handy. $1.99

Color
splash

The Color
Splash application enables you to make a picture look vivid by applying selective
coloring technique to it. $1.99

Polarize

Polarize is
a decent and easy-to-use app that will give your pictures a stylish vintage
look. Free.

Brushes

Much has
been already said about this application. It became an indispensable tool in
the arsenal of professional iArtist. If you don’t have any advanced skills in
painting, you still can have much fun doodling with the Brushes. $4.99

Photo fx

Photo fx is
an axcellent photography tool with heaps of digital optical filters and options
offered. $2.99 well spent.

101 + Photo
effects

A bottomless
photo effects box just for $0.99. It will enhance you daily photography
experience making worth every bit of the money.

iCreated

With the
iCreated app you can explore the world of iArt directly from your device. You
can browse the works of the artists across the globe and set the images you
like as wallpapers. It is a must-have for art lovers. $0.99

Beauty is everywhere around us and it’s nice to
have an always available iPhone art studio and record the decisive moment, not
just consign it to memories. Hopefully, the amazing pieces of iArt showcased above
inspired you and gave you the confidence in your own artistic skills.

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