I am getting pretty excited about the tools being developed for the iPhone / iPod and have been looking into which of these tools are the best for artists. As I am looking are, I found the apps that I listed here. These are apps that I have seen people using and praising the most.
This little iPhone/iPod app is a must have for every artist. SketchBook Mobile, by Autodesk, is a drawing application that allows you to draw with your fingers on your iPhone or iPod Touch. The app is full of features and will not disappoint you. The best part is Autodesk has a lite version, SketchBook MobileX, that will let you explore before purchasing the full version.
Below are some band posters that I found while browsing for artists on Deviant Art. These examples were both creative in concept and executed very well. I guess the fourth one isn’t technically an illustration, but I felt it was too good to pass up. Enjoy!
Just two weeks after the death of the King of Pop, works by visual artists are surfacing, paying tribute to Michael Jackson. I found many of these, but here are two of my favorites.
Paint and Ink on Wood – 48″ x 48″
I have a liking to good figurative works done with inks. This is a really nice series and Ben just wrapped up his first Solo show in Toronto. Sorry, I did not find this until after the show ended.
artist & website: Ben Tour – http://www.thetourshow.com/
graphite, coffee, & watercolor on paper – 27″x60″
I would love to see an animated series based on these illustrations. This is part of his Acid in the Ice Cream series.
artist & website: Zach Johnsen – http://www.zenvironments.com/illustration.html
“In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it.”