October 2012 Archives
One tends to think of Apple devices as being the only ones suitable for drawing, but even a humble Android phone can get the job done, it would seem. The clip above is a speed drawing of a character created on a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile. the author is Gérémy Arène, who is self taught and has simply always liked to draw. Gérémy has tried the iPad but finds that the Wacom digitizing technology embedded in the display technology of the Galaxy Note 2, coupled with the fine tip of the S-Pen stylus and 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, provide him with a more responsive drawing experience. In contrast, the Pogo Connect stylus delivers just a few hundred levels of sensitivity when used with the iPad version of Sketchbook.
The first time you visit the Art.sy site you might think that you've stumbled onto a modest labor of love, created by those with a passion for art. In this you'd be only half right, since it turns out that there's some serious horsepower behind the initiative, which has no less of a mission than "to make all the world's art freely accessible to anyone with an Internet connection."
German photographer Markus Reugels has been creating a striking series of high-speed photographs made with just water and ink — image manipulation with Photoshop plays no role in the process. I've shown some favorites here, with many more displayed on Reugels' site.