We have been using the Art Studio app app on the iPads lately.
This is a great tutorial on how to create a cartoon portrait using “layers”.
In Term 1, the children learnt how self-portraits can be created digitally on iPads. These works were created using the art app Art Studio. Firstly, the children took photos of themselves. These photos were imported into the app and a “layer” created over the top of the image. The children drew on this “layer” until they had completed their drawing with thin black line. The photo is then deleted and their tracing drawing remains. The process is then repeated with their line drawing imported and a “layer” is added over the top of this image. The children then colour using a range of brushes, paints, pens, and spray effects.
This is work from the first two or three lessons; most are not finished as the children want to keep working on them.
The NGV presents a major solo exhibition of one of the most influential living artists, David Hockney: Current. The exhibition, curated by the NGV in collaboration with David Hockney and his studio, features over 1200 works from the past decade of the artist’s career – some new and many never-before-seen in Australia – including paintings, digital drawings, photography and video works.
Stand before a huge image of Yosemite by David Hockney and see the artist’s rendition of wispy clouds hovering over midnight blue mountains. Look closer and see strokes drawn by a stylus on an iPad, and pixels from an inkjet printer.
At 76, David Hockney, the British artist known for bold colors and landscapes, remains an early adopter of technology. His iPad drawings are included in “David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition” at the de Young Museum, in San Francisco through Jan. 20.
Mr. Hockney uses the Brushes app, a stylus and a digital inkjet printer that takes 20 minutes to print each large page. He’s known for drawing and painting outdoors, and the iPad has simplified that process. It has also raised questions among critics about whether iPad drawings qualify as art.
Read full article here … http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/the-ipad-is-an-artists-canvas-for-david-hockney/?_r=1&
Writer-actress-magazine-editor Tavi Gevinson talks to digital artists about how technology is changing the art experience.
The Year 4 students have been exploring and creating “gliches” in the iPad artwork.
Glitches are the frustrating byproduct of technology gone awry. Wildly scrambled images, frozen blue screens, and garbled sounds signify moments where we want to throw our expensive computer products out the window. Many artists and programmers, however, have embraced these crisis moments and discovered beauty in the glitch. By hacking familiar systems, they intentionally cause glitches, and manipulate them to create art. Enjoying the aesthetics of technological mistakes defies the notion that technology and entertainment has to be a seamless experience. Most importantly, glitch artists reveal a certain soulfulness that emerges when complex streams of information, visual media, and our own lives converge in the chaos of the glitch.
How Does Glitchy Art Show Us Broken Is Beautiful? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
We all love broken things. WAIT WHAT?! Yes, you read that correctly. You may have noticed this thing called “glitch”, where people purposely push machines to malfunction, creating fascinating “mistakes”. But instead of being frustrated and disdainful of these errors (like we usually do when our technology fails mid-workflow, grrr) we find them to be bizarrely beautiful! Why are we so interested in these images, music, or objects that are structurally or formally broken? Watch the episode and find out!