PAINTING ON THE I-PHONE
Another day, another hospital waiting room - but also another chance to do some quick sketches, though today I'm trying them in a different way.
A couple of months ago I bought an I-phone, and am completely besotted with it. I've been learning how to use my drawing/painting app, and thought that it was time to try quick 'painted sketches 'on location' instead of pen and paper.
OK, this is the first one. I don't suppose the elderly lady would feel flattered, but I was quite pleased with what I achieved at speed on the I-phone's tiny 2" x 3" screen.
A clinic like the one we were in entails a fair bit of waiting, which has the advantage that people don't tend to get up and walk away.
I should apologise to this chap, he was rather bald, but he really didn't have a pointy head - but I just accept what I draw in the first place. It helps that most people are reading or playing with their telephones.
I was pleased and surprised to discover that while people often don't seem pleased if they notice me drawing on paper, the sight of an I-phone doesn't seem to suggest that I'm sketching, even if I glance at them now and then.
I realise that although I sketch on the phone quite quickly, I then spend too much time trying to paint the colours inside the lines really well. In fact, I think this kind of sketch looks better with gaps here and there.
Now the last one is my favourite. He did have a floppy had like this, but neither the hat nor his nose were red, I just couldn't resist.
Does anybody else out there paint and draw on their I-phone?