This course will demonstrate the ease, versatility and immediacy of the iPad as a drawing and painting tool.
Suitable for all levels including beginners.
This course will demonstrate the ease, versatility and immediacy of the iPad as a drawing and painting tool, exploring the possibilities of digital painting. You will be shown the advantages of working with the tablet and introduced to a number of apps and a range of styluses. Using the Procreate app in particular we will work through the options available and build a knowledge-base of approaches. You will learn about the canvas options, brushes and drawing tools, customizing, importing images, using layers to build up your drawing, the colour picker, saving and organizing your files, playback and exporting.
The iPad is such a convenient, portable and immediate tool it encourages us to work in the moment from life. Drawings will be made from direct observation in studio based set-ups as well as the urban landscape. We will focus on the elements and principles of picture making in order to put the iPad through its paces and discover solutions to the inevitable visual challenges we will encounter.
Things you need
Students need to bring an iPad with a drawing app installed (Procreate is preferred but others are fine to work with) and a stylus.
Julian studied painting at the Royal Academy Schools, London where he won the Richard Ford Award for travel in Spain. He has made landscape paintings based on travels throughout Europe and Russia. He works en plein air as well as in the studio and drawing underpins all his work. In the last four years he has been focusing on working from the figure using an iPad and he considers this approach to be as valid as any traditional method. For him the iPad offers a whole range of exciting possibilities for the artist. He lives in Brighton where he works in his studio, undertakes commissions and teaches drawing and painting.
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