Sunday, November 8, 2009

iPhone art. Fun in a cell.






I love the way art moves right along with us as we evolve. It seems our human species can't live without it. Since the early daubing on the walls of our caves depicting matchstick men bringing down a woolly bison we can't resist our arty side. Whether it's paint on canvas or spray can on metro train, we have to express ourselves somehow.

So what about the digi world in which we live? No problem. From photoshopping to electronic paint boxes all is possible. Now, even on the move we can splash and daub.

The ubiquitous iPhone has apps for the budding artist in us all. One is Jackson Pollock by Miltos Manetas (top picture.) It's a brilliant programme that turns your iPhone screen into your own blank studio canvas. Each touch onscreen creates Pollock-like artwork to your own design. It's addictive but dangerous. Show it to someone else and you risk never getting your phone back.

If you don't own an iPhone, don't worry. Go here and download it for any computer. It works just fine. When you get there watch the YouTube video if you want then enter 'JacksonPollockorg' onscreen.

If your bent is for typography here's a great way to unleash your typo skills on your iPhone. It's called 'TypeDrawing' and uses your choice of font and size to create your own artwork (pictures 2-4). It can be found here.

Go paint pictures!






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